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Vlad has gone to Northport with Savn, who was mentally injured while helping Vlad in Athyra, in tow, trying to find someone who can help or heal Savn. The only person who might be able to help Savn wants Vlad to help her in turn - she's being thrown off her land, and wants him to stop it. Vlad brings Kiera in, and together they begin unraveling the mystery of Lord Fyres's death - and the even bigger mystery of why the Empire itself is covering up an assassination. This is a good fantasy/mystery and one of Brust's most technically accomplished books. Orca is what Yendi would have been, had Brust been a better writer at that time, and it's one of the high points of the Taltos series.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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