The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter

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Harper Collins, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 245 pages
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The city is crumbling. Clouds over Nowy Solum have not parted in a hundred years. Gods have deserted their temples. In the last days of a dying city, the decadent chatelaine chooses a forbidden lover, separating twin outcasts and setting them on independent trajectories that might finally bring down the palace. Then, screaming from the skies, a lone god reappears and a limbless prophet is carried through South Gate, into Nowy Solum, with a message for all: beyond the city, something ancient and monumental has come awake.

  

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User Review  - catfantastic - LibraryThing

In a medieval city called Nowy Solum, abandoned by gods, every citizen is divided into class based on whether they are a red-blooded "hemo" or a have the black ichor of melancholy pumping through ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angi - Goodreads

If David Lynch and Sheri S. Tepper had a son together, he might write like Brent Hayward. I am loving this beautiful, strange story so, so very much. Science fiction at it's best. This was an ... Read full review

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About the Author
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About the author (2012)

Brent Hayward’s fiction has appeared in several publications and anthologies, including Horizons SF, On Spec, ChiZine, the Tesseracts series, and Chilling Tales. In 2006, his story “Phallex Comes Out” was nominated for the StorySouth Million Writers Award as best online story of that year; it received an honourable mention. Filaria, his first novel, was published by ChiZine Publications in 2008 and has since garnered solid acclaim. Born in London, England, raised in Montreal, he currently lives in Toronto. He can be reached through his LiveJournal at: brenth.livejournal.com.

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