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The Resource Beautiful Blood : A Novel Of The Dragon Griaule, [by] Lucius Shepard

Beautiful Blood : A Novel Of The Dragon Griaule, [by] Lucius Shepard

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Beautiful Blood : A Novel Of The Dragon Griaule
Title
Beautiful Blood
Title remainder
A Novel Of The Dragon Griaule
Statement of responsibility
[by] Lucius Shepard
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"...Beautiful Blood begins in the 1850s in the town of Teocinte, in a world "separated from our own by the thinnest margin of possibility." It is a landscape whose dominant feature is the massive, long-dormant body of an ancient dragon that has lain there motionless, for millennia, exerting a powerful but mysterious influence on the surround area. The novel tells the story of Richard Rosacher, an ambitious young medical student who becomes fascinated by the properties inherent in the dragon's blood. His exploitation of those properties launches him on a career that leads him from the shabbiest quarter of Teocinte to a morally ambiguous position of power, wealth, and influence. Beautiful Blood takes us through the entire length of that career, which is marked throughout by the invisible agency of Griaule, who may well be the driving force behind Rosacher's astonishing ascension. The novel also encapsulates the events of the initial Griaule story, events that dovetail neatly with the current tale. Meric Cattanay, the eponymous protagonist of "The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule, " makes a welcome reappearance here. Meric's decades-long involvement with the dragon begins at roughly the same time as Rosacher's. Their stories proceed along parallel but independent lines that occasionally intersect, providing us with a view of familiar events wider and deeper than any we have had before. The result is a colorful, involving narrative with profound metaphysical overtones, one that raises - but does not answer - significant questions. Is the dragon merely a bizarre but entirely natural phenomenon? Or is he/it the manifestation of some divine purpose? And to what extent are the actions of men like Meric and Rosacher the reflections of its implacable but enigmatic will? Quesions such as these animate the narrative at every turn, adding an extra level of resonance to one of the most original and important fictional creations of recent years." -- dust jacket inside flaps
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IMR
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Shepard, Lucius
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Fantasy masterworks
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  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Dragons
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Beautiful Blood : A Novel Of The Dragon Griaule, [by] Lucius Shepard
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1554916
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Deluxe Hardcover edition.
Extent
291 pages :
Isbn
9781596066526
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1554916
  • (OCoLC)885206282
Label
Beautiful Blood : A Novel Of The Dragon Griaule, [by] Lucius Shepard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1554916
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Deluxe Hardcover edition.
Extent
291 pages :
Isbn
9781596066526
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1554916
  • (OCoLC)885206282

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