By George R. R. Martin
In this unforgettable house opera, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer George R. R. Martin provides a chilling imaginative and prescient of everlasting night—a risky global the place cultures conflict, codes of honor don't exist, and the hunter and the hunted are frequently interchangeable.
A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t’Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he misplaced. yet Worlorn isn’t the area Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is not any longer the girl he as soon as knew. She is certain to a different guy, and to a death planet that's trapped in twilight. Gwen wishes Dirk’s safeguard, and he'll do whatever to maintain her secure, whether it ability hard the barbaric guy who has claimed her. yet an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds all of them, and it’s changing into very unlikely for Dirk to tell apart among his allies and his enemies. during this risky triangle, one is hurtling towards break out, one other towards revenge, and the final towards a brutal, premature demise.
“Dying of the Light blew the doorways off of my concept of what fiction will be and will do, what a piece of unbridled mind's eye can make a reader think and believe.”—Michael Chabon
“Slick technology fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.”—Los Angeles Times
“Something particular in an effort to hold Worlorn and its humans within the reader’s brain lengthy after the ultimate web page is read.”—Galileo magazine
“The galactic historical past is superb. . . . Martin is familiar with how one can carry the reader.”—Asimov’s
“George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a brain like a metal trap.”—Algis Budrys
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This was Baelanos, assault-captain and Zadkiel’s private terror weapon. A potent warrior, Baelanos lacked imagination, which made him the perfect follower in Zadkiel’s eyes. He was obedient, deadly and fiercely loyal, all fine qualities in an underling. ‘As do we all,’ Ikthalon interjected blithely. Another Astartes, Ikthalon was a company chaplain, demagogue and expert torturer. Unlike Baelanos, he wore his helmet in the presence of his commander, a skull-faced piece of armour with a pair of discreet horns on either side of the temple.
With the Astartes and their crew aboard, the Furious Abyss was preparing to launch. A data-probe snicked from the end of one of the fabricator general’s twitching mechadendrites and fed into a cylindrical console that had emerged from the hangar floor. Interfacing with the device, Kelbor-Hal inputted the code sequence required to launch the ship. A series of icons upon the face of the console lit up and a slowly building hum of power resonated throughout the launch chamber. Lead Magi Lorvax Attemann, part of the coterie of acolytes and attendant menials who had gathered to observe the launch, was permitted to activate the first sequence of explosions that would release the Furious Abyss.
We’ve only received fragments of meaning, so far. All we know for certain is that they come from a distant source. Thus far, only part of the message has reached us. ’ Cestus turned to regard the stationmaster and in turn the gibbering astropaths. Beneath the protective psy-skin, he could see their wasted bodies, swaddled in ragged robes. He heard the hissing of sibilant non sequiturs. The astropaths drooled spittle as they spoke, their sputum collecting against the inner material of the skin enveloping them.