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Author:
Aliette de Bodard
ISBN13:
978-0857662361
ISBN:
0857662368
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Publisher:
Angry Robot (June 26, 2012)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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1843 kb
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1660 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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877

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The books in Obsidian and Blood are very well written. Great plots and great characters. This is one of the greatest stories ever told. Aliette de Bodard has brought Noir, Aztec and Fantasy together for an explosive and engaging mix worthy of being called a new trend in the genre. If you have ever wanted to experiment with your reading, then you'll be hard-pressed to do better than read the story of Acatl, High Priest of the Dead. The Founding Fields.

This is a list of the published works of Aliette de Bodard. Servant of the Underworld, Angry Robot Books and JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2010. Harbinger of the Storm, Angry Robot Books and JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2011. Master of the House of Darts, Angry Robot Books and JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2011. The House of Shattered Wings, Gollancz and Roc, Aug 18, 2015. Winner BSFA Award for Best Novel of 2015. Finalist for Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel of 2016.

De Bodard incorporates historical fact with great ease and manages the rare feat of explaining complex culture and . Amid the mud and maize of the Mexica empire, Aliette de Bodard has composed a riveting story of murder, magic and sibling rivalry.

De Bodard incorporates historical fact with great ease and manages the rare feat of explaining complex culture and political system without lecturing or boring the reader. A gripping mystery steeped in blood and ancient Aztec magic. I haven't enjoyed a proper detective story this much in ages, and the rich setting, monsters and magic just added an extra layer of delight. Servant of the Underworld is a highly original debut novel.

OBSIDIAN her characters are solid and relatable, and she knows how to do interesting magic, great action .

OBSIDIAN her characters are solid and relatable, and she knows how to do interesting magic, great action and creepiness in spades.

A massive fantasy omnibus containing all three novels in the Obsidian and Blood series: SERVANT OF THE UNDERWORLD The end of the world is kept at bay only . A priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood.

A massive fantasy omnibus containing all three novels in the Obsidian and Blood series: SERVANT OF THE UNDERWORLD The end of the world is kept at bay only by the magic of human sacrifice. Acatl, high priest, must find her, or break the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead. HARBINGER OF THE STORM The Mexica Empire lies vulnerable to the flesh-eating star-demons. When a councilman is found dead, only Acatl, High Priest of the Dead, can solve the mystery.

Obsidian & Blood. Author: Aliette Boddard.

His sallow face was puckered in anger, making him seem even gaunter than usual. Leaving in the middle of the banquet, before the feast was over?

His sallow face was puckered in anger, making him seem even gaunter than usual. Leaving in the middle of the banquet, before the feast was over? One would think–" his voice was low, malicious "that. you didn't care at all about the fate of the Mexica Empire. My Lord," I said, stiffly. I maintain the balance of the Fifth World. The fate of the Mexica Empire is of paramount importance. Tizoc-tzin looked dubious

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A massive fantasy omnibus containing all three novels in the Obsidian and Blood series:SERVANT OF THE UNDERWORLDYear One-Knife, Tenochtitlan - the capital of the Aztecs. The end of the world is kept at bay only by the magic of human sacrifice. A priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood. Acatl, high priest, must find her, or break the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead.HARBINGER OF THE STORMThe year is Two House and the Mexica Empire teeters on the brink of destruction, lying vulnerable to the flesh-eating star-demons - and to the return of their creator, a malevolent goddess only held in check by the Protector God's power. The council is convening to choose a new emperor, but when a councilman is found dead, only Acatl, High Priest of the Dead, can solve the mystery.MASTER OF THE HOUSE OF DARTSThe year is Three Rabbit, and the storm is coming...The coronation war for the new Emperor has just ended in a failure, the armies retreating with a mere forty prisoners of war - not near enough sacrifices to ensure the favor of the gods. When one of those prisoners of war dies of a magical illness, ACATL, High Priest for the Dead, is summoned to investigate.File Under: Fantasy [ Magical Murder | Aztec Mystery | Human Sacrifice | The Gods Walk ]
  • I love historical fiction, especially that which is based on pre-conquest Mexico. Although this can fall into that category, it is more on the CSI murder mystery side of literature (not my favorite) which is why I only gave it 2 stars. However, if you like that genre this may be a good book for you.

  • When I order this book I did not know what to expect…the subject matter interested me and I decided to give it a chance. I am so glad that I did! I had not read a historical novel the involved the Aztecs in its subject matter since Gary Jennings’s Aztec: A Novel. If you’re a fan of that novel this will fit you like a glove.

    Filled with action, magic, human sacrifice and sweeping plot twist. I am looking forward to Aliette de Bodard nest novel….

  • The books in Obsidian and Blood are very well written. Great plots and great characters. The alternate universe created by the author is also fascinating since how many other works of fiction based on Aztec palace/temple politics have you read lately? Very well done and I eagerly await future works by this author. I will also be very willing to take a chance on new authors if they are published by Angry Robot.

  • De Bodard puts together a gripping series of tales here. Aztec beliefs are explained organically, without any infodumps, while still being understandable. The mystery components of the stories are well done, with the reader given enough clues to try and beat the protagonists to unraveling the case; even when the mysteries involve supernatural elements, one still has enough information to figure out where they should be looking. Strong characters, fantastic imagery, and a refreshing setting make this series very strongly recommended.

  • This is an excellent story that really pulls you into the world of the pre spanish aztecs with magic and the aztec gods.

  • Glad i picked up a digital version of this. I saw the physical book in a store and it was huge.

  • Shadowhawk reviews Angry Robot Books' latest offering, Obsidian and Blood, the omnibus edition containing all the Aztec Mysteries novels and short stories featuring High Priest Acatl.

    "This is one of the greatest stories ever told. Aliette de Bodard has brought Noir, Aztec and Fantasy together for an explosive and engaging mix worthy of being called a new trend in the genre. If you have ever wanted to experiment with your reading, then you'll be hard-pressed to do better than read the story of Acatl, High Priest of the Dead." ~The Founding Fields

    As I mentioned in the intro to the guest post I put up yesterday, Writing Convincing Non-Western Fantasy by Aliette de Bodard, I was drawn to Obsidian and Blood because of its artwork. The pose by the character is so dynamic and telling that it just draws you in. My only concern with the omnibus was a rather critical one: would I like it, considering that this is all about Aztecs, a culture I have zero prior experience with? Outside of some random Hardy Boys novel back in the blessed days of my youth that is. Other than that, I was all ready to dig into the omnibus soon as I got an advance copy courtesy of the Angry Robot Army. All that was remaining was to find the appropriate time to read, what I presumed originally to be a time-intensive reading experience, the mammoth collection.

    Note: This also happens to be the first Angry Robot omnibus I've read. First experiences are weird!

    The time did arrive, about three weeks ago, and I picked up the omnibus having just finished Chris Wraight's Wrath of Iron only a few hours before. It was a surprise even for me when I burned through the entire collection in about as much time it takes me to burn through a Black Library omnibus edition. Like I said, first experiences are weird, more so in the case of my first proper exposure to Aliette's writing as I've only read a stand-alone short story by her before: Shipbirth, which is another Aztec-inspired story, a science-fiction one this time.

    From the beginning of the first entry in the collection, the novel Servant of the Underworld, Aliette totally hooks you in. I was turning the pages as fast as I could because I couldn't get enough of the setting and the characters. The entire collection tells of a rather bleak yet vibrant society founded upon blood sacrifice, magic, sheer arrogance and an uneasy relationship with gods who are often cruel and vindictive. What's not to love about it? As a layman, that entire phrase describes the Mexica Empire of the Aztecs quite aptly. And each of those aspects are the primary driving forces behind all the events that in these novels.

    In their own right, these are also issues that Aliette explores to one degree or another.

    Blood sacrifice. This is a constant running them throughout the Acatl tales. Whether it is offering daily prayers to the gods, or performing the greatest and most powerful of spells and rituals, blood sacrifice is a highly important aspect of channeling magic in the Mexica Empire. Consequently, it just so happens that these stories also have some of the highest and most shocking body counts in any fantasy novel I've read. Doubly so for a mystery/detective-style novel.

    This also really sets apart Obsidian and Blood from most other fantasy novels/series out there. The high body-count and the constant blood sacrifice mean that the thematic undercurrents in it are different from everything else. It is quite shocking at first but then that's just our biases speaking. Aztec culture and religious practices are practically alien to what we are used to, even with everything that goes on in GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire series. All I can say is that this is a point in Aliette's favour.

    You can find a full review of the omnibus over at The Founding Fields:

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