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The Folded World

The Folded World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Valente, Catherynne M.

The Christian Patriarch of Constantinople is fighting a holy war against the forces of Islam. His attempts to rally the support of Europe fail to give him the strength he needs against the forces of Islam. Fearing defeat, he sends his appeals to the great Christian king in the Ea...st, Prester John - for the Patriarch was once a boy named Kostas, a novice in the service of John, long before he became king. The Patriarch's message, seemingly via divine providence, manages to cross into the world of John's Kingdom, where John's devotion to Christ overcomes his wife misgivings. To Hagia, Christianity and Islam are equally foreign to her and her world, and neither is worth fighting for or against. The kingdom rallies behind John's banner, and his magical hosts march across the worlds. The closer the armies of Prester John come to Jerusalem, the more information reaches the Patriarch as to its nature, and the less comfortable he feels with his alliance. Can John and his armies save Jerusalem? Will the Patriarch remain an alley, or become a deadly enemy? And what will happen to The Worlds now that an army has breached the barriers between them? World Fantasy Award winner Catherynne M. Valente continues to re-imagine the legends of the Middle Ages, creating a rich fantasy tapestry that has captivated the imaginations of modern readers.
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ISBN 9781597802031
Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
Publisher Night Shade Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781597802031
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Night Shade Books
Imprint Night Shade Books
Released 1 Nov 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Valente, Catherynne M.
Category Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Explorers, Imaginary places, War stories, Prester John (Legendary character)
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade