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C.J. Cherryh's introductory novel to the Merovingen Nights series, plus 5 of the series' anthologies edited/contributed to by her - 7" H. **Please Note: Divine Right and Endgame are not included in this grouping.** Novel: Angel With a Sword, 295 pp, plus maps, 1986 2nd printing, ISBN 0886771439. "Merovingen, C.J. Cherryh's fantastic city of canals, where the wealthy and powerful dwell in the highest towers, and the boaters, beggars, spies, and thieves lurk on the highly polluted interlacing waterways below - where gutsy young canaler Altair Jones earns her livelihood on the danger-filled byways of the canals and in the dark 'lower city', always staying just the right side of the law and keeping out of trouble until the night she rescues a high-born stranger from drowning. Then, suddenly, she is catapulted into the world of upper-level politics, where games of power are played for keeps, and where a canaler must use all her wit and skill just to survive." Anthology #1. Festival Moon, 300 pp, plus maps, 1987 2nd printing, ISBN 0886771927. "With the Festival of the Scouring approaching, C.J. Cherryh has invited some of today's finest writers into Merovingen, to weave together this tale of Festival Moon, a time of mystery and murder, of power games both high and low, a Festival after which this world will never be quite the same again." Anthology #2. Fever Season, 297 pp, plus maps, 1987 2nd printing, ISBN 0886772249. "Carried by the dark, winding waterways of Merovingen, the yearly fever spreads, wreaking havoc with the plots and counter-plots of even the great Houses, laying low the likes of such key players in the games of power as Thomas Mondragon himself. And as the fever-fed canal city is brought to the brink of war, and panicked by the threat of the alien sharrh's imminent return, those who prowl both the high ways and the waters below, from Jones to Raj, from Black Cal to Rif, must take up the challenge to keep Merovingen safe from devastating internal treachery." Anthology #3. Troubled Waters, 292 pp, plus maps, 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0886772710. "As winter's deadly cold threatens those who dwell on and around Merovingen's dank waterways and dark, twisting byways, the various forces seeking to wrest or retain control of the city are busily plotting new and desperate plans of treacherous betrayal. And seeking a weapon with which to blackmail Thomas Mondragon into doing his bidding, Chance Magruder - ambassador, spy, master assassin, and chief strategist for the fanatical Sword of God - has seized the opportunity to kidnap Altair Jones. But what Magruder doesn't know is that by imprisoning Jones he and his allies in crime, the slavers of Megary, may have unleashed a new force in the power game of Merovingen, a force which, its anger once aroused, may prove completely unstoppable in its quest for revenge!". Anthology #4. Smuggler's Gold, 293 pp, plus maps, 1988 2nd printing, ISBN 0886772990. "Spring comes to Merovingen - and plots begin to grow - as tangled as the strange new plants proliferating in the backwaters of the City of a Thousand Bridges, as dangerous as the ferment of religious mania that threatens hightowners and canalsiders alike. In debt to the hightown Boregys, approached by the Boregys' rivals, and blackmailed by the fanatic Sword of God, Thomas Mondragon faces a narrowing circle of enemies as he is bound still more tightly in the affairs of the great Houses. Even the dark demimonde of the canals has become unfriendly territory for a man the Sword is seeking either to use - or to destroy." Anthology #6. Flood Tide, 340 pp, plus maps, 1990 2nd printing, ISBN 0886774527. "Cardinal Boregy's murder has proven a catalyst for dangerous new political games among the Great Houses. As intrigues begin to unwind, the death toll slowly mounts, shifting control in many of the Houses. To some this seems the perfect opportunity to dispose of Mondragon, and, framed for a murder he didn't commit, Thomas will need the help of Jones and all his allies if he is to have any hope of escaping this deadly trap." Interiors - two books have a store stamp at the front, light to moderate browning to the inside of some covers, light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light to moderate edge wear, two books with faint creases on the spines, one book with heavy creases on the spine - also has lean to the spine, one book with light fading to spine colour - also has light browning to the edges of the text block, one book with creases at bottom corner of the front cove, two books have a tiny number stamped on the bottom of the text blocks.
Title: MEROVINGEN NIGHTS SERIES - NOVEL plus ANTHOLOGIES 1-4 & 6. ANGEL WITH A SWORD / FESTIVAL MOON / FEVER SEASON / TROUBLED WATERS / SMUGGLER'S GOLD / FLOOD TIDE. 6 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
Illustrator: Tony Hildebrandt, cover art. Maps by Pat Tobin.
Publisher: New York, Daw:
Binding: Mass Market Paperbacks
Book Condition: Very Good-
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 30655
Keywords: C.J. Cherryh, Merovingen, Fantasy Series, Canals, Altair Jones, Power Games, Politics, Upper Classes, Spies, Thieves, Merovin, Human Worlds, Low-tech, Aliens, Alien Races, Salvagers, Terrans, Boaters, Waterways, Festivals, Festival of Scouring, Anthologies, Festival Moon, Murder, Fevers, Infections, Great Houses, Thomas Mondragon, black Cal, Raj, Rif, Treachery, Winter, Power Struggles, Chance Magruder, Sword of God, Kidnappings, Slavers, Megary, City of a Thousand Bridges, Boregy, Demimonde, Cardinal Boregy.,