By C. J. Cherryh

ISBN-10: 0061057096

ISBN-13: 9780061057090

The most well known figures in technological know-how fiction, C.J. Cherryh has been spell binding audiences for almost thirty years with wealthy and complicated novels. Now on the height of her occupation, this three-time Hugo Award winner launches her such a lot formidable paintings in many years, Hammerfall, a part of a far-ranging sequence, The Gene Wars, set in a completely new universe scarred via the main vicious of destiny weaponry, nanotechnology. during this incredible novel -- most likely Cherryh's masterwork -- the destiny of billions has come all the way down to a war of words among profoundly alien cultures on a unmarried desolate tract planet.

"The mad will probably be searched out and given to the Ila's messengers. No guy shall cover insanity in his spouse, or his son, or his daughter, or his father. each one needs to be introduced up." -- The e-book of the Ila's Au'it

Marak has suffered the insanity his complete lifestyles. he's a prince and warrior, powerful and wise and specialist within the methods of the wasteland protecting his planet. within the provider of his father, he has committed his lifestyles to overthrowing the Ila, the mysterious everlasting dictator of his international. For years he has effectively hidden the visions that plague him -- voices pulling him eastward, calling Marak, Marak, Marak, amid mind-twisting visions of a silver tower. but if his key is chanced on, Marak is betrayed through his personal father and compelled to march in an unending caravan with the remainder of his world's madmen to the Ila's urban of Oburan.

Instead of dying, Marak unearths in Oburan his future, and the promise of existence -- if he can live on what's without doubt a suicidal project. The Ila wishes him to find the resource of the voices and visions that afflict the mad. regardless of the risk sof the adverse wasteland, tensions in the caravan, and his personal excruciating doubts, Marak miraculously reaches his target -- simply to accept one other, much more very unlikely challenge by way of the unusual humans within the towers.

According to those beings who seem like him but act in a different way than a person he has ever identified, Marak has a narrow likelihood to avoid wasting his world's humans from the wrath of Ila's enemies. yet to take action, he needs to persuade all of them -- warring tribes, villagers, monks, old and young, in addition to the Ila herself -- to keep on with him on an epic trek around the burning barren region prior to the hammer of the Ila's foes falls from the heavens above.

Written with misleading simplicity and lyricism, this riveting, fast moving epic of conflict, love, and survival in a courageous new global marks an immense fulfillment from the masterful C.J. Cherryh.

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