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The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
  

The Philosopher Kings

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A follow-up to the much acclaimed 'The Just City' from Canada-based Welsh author Walton. Fantasy with a strong philosophical bent involving the Greek Gods but not as we normally know them and the middle volume in what is planned as a trilogy. Set 20 years after the initial volume, this sees many of the characters and their children now growing up in the city built along the principles of Plato by the Gods, including Athene and Apollo who is now living there in human form. War, revenge, time travel, adventure, debates about the nature of the world and free will alongside fast moving action make this something of a unique proposition but one well worth the effort, a fantasy adventure about not just ideas but humanity. Unique and fascinating. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton

Twenty years have passed since the goddess Athene founded the Just City. The god Apollo is still living there, albeit in human form. Now married and the father of several children, the man/god struggles to cope when tragedy befalls his family. On the surface he handles his feelings in his stride; but it's evident that deep down he is unhinged with raw, human grief. Fuelled by a bloodthirsty desire for revenge, Pythias sets sail for the mysterious Eastern Mediterranean to find the man he believes may have caused him such great pain. What his expedition actually discovers, however, will change everything.

About the Author

Jo Walton

Jo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food. It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up. She comes from Wales, but lives in Montreal.

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Publication date

14th January 2016

Author

Jo Walton

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Author's Website

www.jowaltonbooks.com/

Publisher

Corsair an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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Fantasy

ISBN

9781472150790

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