The city of dreaming books: a novel from Zamonia

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Series:
Zamonia novels volume 3.
Publisher:
Overlook Press,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
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Optimus Yarnspinner inherits from his beloved godfather a mysterious and particularly superb manuscript. He is also assigned a single mission: to find its author, who has disappeared into Bookholm - the so-called City of Dreaming Books.Dutiful young Yarnspinner sets out for the book-obsessed metropolis and quickly falls under its spell - an avid reader and budding author can find any number of charming attractions in its streets, from the latest thrillers to priceless signed first editions, from walking newspapers to salivating literary agents, from boutique bookshops to for-hire literary critics will rip an aspiring writer's competition to shreds for pocket change. But as Yarnspinner pursues the trail of the missing anonymous author the darker side of Bookholm begins to unveil itself - the cold-blooded Bookhunters who fight to the death for rare books to sell to the highest bidders; the Fearsome Booklings, a race of cyclopean creatures who dwell in the labyrinthine catacombs that snake through the bowels of the city; the sharp-toothed animotomes and poisonous toxicotomes, books that can kill upon contact; and, of course, the Shadow King, whose howls rise from deep beneath the city at night.Although Yarnspinner is warned and threatened, he cannot abandon his godfather's quest. It is not long before his search for one writer sucks him into a treacherous world where reading books is genuinely dangerous.
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9781590201114
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