Steven Brust: Tiassa

Tiassa


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Once, Vlad Taltos knew his trade: he killed people for a living. That skill got him his foothold in House Jhereg, running the rackets for a chunk of urban Adrilankha. Later, things happened that left Vlad a changed man, on the run from the Jhereg and frequently involved in the affairs of Dragonlords, Empresses, and even Jenoine. Far more involved than the average human. Meanwhile, in the very distant past, one of the gods fashioned an artefact - a silver figurine of a tiassa, a winged pantherlike animal. To Devera the Wanderer, it's a pretty toy to play with. To Vlad, it's a handy prop for a con he's running. To the Empire, it's a tool to be used against the Jenoine. And to the Jhereg, it's a trap to kill Vlad. As it happens, however, the silver tiassa has its own agenda.

The art of tatting has produced some of the most beautiful, imaginative and intricate designs in the history of needlework. Over 100 of the best of those designs - many of them overlooked and out of circulation for generations - have been selected for this unique collection from the pages of long-out-of-print thread company leaflets of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Scotland is the definitive travel guide to this gem of a country. In-depth coverage of its burgeoning food scene, artistic innovations and awe-inspiring wild places - from remote, Gaelic-speaking islands to untamed, ruggedly beautiful glens - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with striking colour photography bringing everything to life. Whether you're wild camping or staying in chic B&Bs, you can discover adventure and solitude in equal measure with our expert advice on where to spot wild dolphins, stunning hikes to deserted beaches and the best places to slurp seasonal oysters and "nose" original whiskies. The guide includes clear maps and insider reviews to take you straight to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and music venues for all budgets, ensuring that you won't miss a thing. Scotland is heaven for "slow travel", but Tiassa download epub the guide also includes extensive coverage of the country's premier cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, plus details on all the best places to ski, surf and mountain bike if you fancy picking up the pace a little. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Scotland.


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Author: Steven Brust
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780765333063
Download Link: Click Here
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