A red sun also rises
An original psychological adventure from the the author of the Philip K. Dick award-winning Burton & Swinburne series. A tale of Good and Evil, where neither is what it seems! Aiden Fleischer, a bookish priest, finds himself transported to an alien world. With him is Miss Clarissa Stark, a crippled hunchback of exceptional ability, wronged by an aristocrat and cast out from society. On the planet Ptallaya, under two bright yellow suns, they encounter the Yatsill, a race of enthusiastic mimics who shape their society after impressions picked up from Clarissa's mind. Creating a faux London, the alien creatures enroll Clarissa in their Council of Magicians and Aiden in the City Guard. But why does the peaceful city require guards? After a day that, in earthly terms, has lasted for months, the answer comes, for on this planet without night, a red sun also rises, and brings with it a destructive evil. The Blood Gods! Hideous creatures, they cause Aiden to confront his own internal darkness while trying to protect his friend and his new home. With a sharp eye for period detail and a rich imagination, Mark Hodder establishes a weirdly twisted version of Victorian London on a convincingly realized alien world, and employs them to tackle a profound psychological and moral question. This book breaks new ground by combining the "Sword & Planet" genre with Victorian steampunk while adding an edgy psychological twist.
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|Grouping Title||red sun also rises|
|Grouping Author||hodder mark|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 16:24:46PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-06 05:18:46AM|
|author||Hodder, Mark, 1962-|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|display_description||"Reclusive Anglican priest Aiden Fleisher and brilliant hunchback Clarissa Stark travel as missionaries to the distant South Pacific island of Koluwai, where they encounter hostile natives--and a gateway to another world lit by two suns. Fleisher and Stark meet the native Yatsill, consummate mimics who construct an elaborate society based on Victorian London, using details mined from the thoughts of their new visitors. As Aiden and Clarissa strive to make sense of this strange new world, they become aware of an approaching menace: the arrival of a third sun that will bring the Blood Gods to ravage the world."--Library Journal.|
|local_callnumber_bemis||SF FICTION HODDER,M|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|subject_facet||Action and adventure fiction|
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction
London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- Fiction
Vicars, Parochial -- England -- Fiction
|title_display||A red sun also rises|
|title_full||A red sun also rises / Mark Hodder|
|title_short||A red sun also rises|