"A fantasy novel told in four parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire--unless the people find a way to resist"-- Provided by publisher.
297 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. The alchemist / by Paolo Bacigalupi
Part II. The executioness / by Tobias S. Buckell
Part III. The children of Khaim / by Paolo Bacigalupi
Part IV. The blacksmith's daughter / by Tobias S. Buckell.