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The Drawing of the Dark
Powers, Tim
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Format: Paperback, 336pp.
Date of publication: Nov 16 1999
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN-13: 9780345430816
Dimensions: 20.42 cm. (length) X 12.98 cm. (width) X 1.93 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 272 grams

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Author Note
Tim Powers is the author of several novels including the Philip K. Dick award winner The Anubis Gates, the World Fantasy award winner Last Call, and the Locus award winner Expiration Date.  He lives in San Bernadino, California. [Edit review] [Delete review]
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What does the famous Herzwesten beer have to do with saving the entire western world from the invading Turkish armies? Brian Duffy, aging soldier of fortune, is the only man who can rescue the world from evil--if only he can figure out why the beer was so important to a mysterious old man called the Fisher King, and why his dreams are plagued with images of a sword and an arm rising from a lake . . . [Edit review] [Delete review]
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"The Drawing of the Dark is not only one of my favorite Tim Powers novels, it's simply one of my favorite novels. The seamless and seemingly effortless blend of action and humor, the wonderful characters, the rich settings, the brilliant plot--all of it is perfect."
--JAMES P. BLAYLOCK

"Tim Powers does it right! Combining the best of mythology and real history, he takes you on a rollicking magical adventure that is both tense and hilarious. You won't read a more plausible explanation for Western Civilization, or one that's half so much fun. So raise your glass to The Drawing of the Dark."
--DAVID BRIN

"I stand in awe of Tim Powers's recent work, but I must confess my secret love for The Drawing of the Dark.  Powers was one of the first to put fantasy back in the city where it belongs! If you're sick of endless quests through murky woods and lonely mountains, this is the place to start."
--ELLEN KUSHNER
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"All right, all right," Aurelianus said finally, flapping his hands at the woman. "Your personal speculations don?t interest me. Here ... here?s some money. Now get out. But first put that dagger back."

Bella sighed sadly and took a jewelled dagger out of the prodigious bosom of her dress. "I was only thinking a woman needs to be able to protect herself."

"Hah!" The old man chuckled mirthlessly. "It?s the Turk sailors that need protection, you old vampire. Out!"

She left, slamming the door, and Aurelianus immediately lit several incense sticks in the candle flame and set them in little brass trays around the room. "I?d open a window," he said, "but in very old towns you never know what might be flying past in the darkness."

Duffy nodded uncertainly, and then held up the book he?d been leafing through.

"I see you?re a student of swordplay."

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