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Point of Dreams Paperback – 26 Apr 2002

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Book 3 of 5 in the Astreiant Series

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; New edition edition (26 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312875894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312875893
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.4 x 20.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,658,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Alchemy, herbal magic, and mystery work together to create a fascinating and exotic tale of fantasy intrigue."-"Library Journal" "An unusual and successful blend of fantasy and mystery. . . . Familiarity with the previous books in the series isn't necessary, as the authors provide just the right amount of background on Astreiant for readers to get their bearings. . . . A page-turner that is sure to win them new fans." - "Publishers Weekly " "A fantasy of manners, a mystery, and a swashbuckler all at the same time. Through it all it maintains an almost Shakespearian sensibility, infused with the spirit of the theater where much of the action occurs." - "Lambda Book Report"


Lisa A Barnett and Melissa Scott made their reputation with The Armour of Light and enhanced it with Point of Hopes. Now, in trade paperback, POINT OF DREAMS takes us back to the city of Astreiant, in a late Renaissance world where magic works. A drowned body found on stage where "The Drowned Island" is just the start of an investigation for Pointsman Nicholas Rathe and his lover, Lt Philip Eslingen. More murders follow, perhaps related to the politically important masque that is to play on the same stage. Rathe's work is complicated by the season - for at the ghost-tide the spirits of the dead haunt the city - and by the loss of Philip's job, which forces him to move in with Rathe. Mystery, political intrigue, floral magic, astrology and romance - both theatrical and personal - combine to make this a compelling read.

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