Nine Layers of Sky

Nine Layers of Sky

by Liz Williams (Author)

Synopsis

Once a Soviet rocket scientist, Elena Irinovna now cleans office buildings until she crosses paths with Ilya Muromyets. An eight-hundred-year-old remnant of Russia's glorious and fabled past, Ilya is now a heroin addict dreaming of a death that will never come. The two are brought together by a strange artefact Elena has found, which offers a glimpse into another dimension creating a dangerous breach in a world Elena only thought she knew Ilya, however, is no stranger to the unexplained, having been hired by a mysterious organization to track down this precious find. Fighting their own inner demons, as well as those from across the breach, Ilya and Elena embark on a harrowing trip between nations and worlds. And for the first time the man of myth and the woman of science discover that they have a dream to defend and even to die for. 'Offers rousing adventure and memorable characters Liz Williams truly fulfils her earlier promise. Don't let this one pass you by' - Locus.

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Format: Unabridged
Pages: 384
Edition: Main Market
Publisher: Tor
Published: 18 Feb 2005

ISBN 10: 0330412493
ISBN 13: 9780330412490

Media Reviews
Williams does a wonderful job of describing the character of a place through the people who inhabit it and through the manifestations of their dreams. -- Publishers Weekly
Author Bio
One of the rising stars of British SF, Liz Williams is the daughter of a stage magician and a gothic novelist, and currently lives in Glastonbury. She received a PhD in Philosophy of Science from Cambridge, and her subsequent career has ranged from reading tarot cards on the Palace Pier to teaching in central Asia. Her fifth book, Banner of Souls was nominated for the Philip K Dick Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award.