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Luminous chaos : a novel, Jean-Christophe Valtat ; [illustrated by] Mahendra Singh

Label
Luminous chaos : a novel
Title
Luminous chaos
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Christophe Valtat ; [illustrated by] Mahendra Singh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Book two in The Mysteries of New Venice, the steampunk adventure series The Guardian called a "magnificent achievement" It's 1907 in the icily beautiful New Venice, and the hero of the city's liberation, Brentford Orsini, has been deposed by his arch-rival -- who immediately assigns Brentford and his friends on a dangerous diplomatic mission to Paris. So, Brentford recruits his old friend and louche counterpart, Gabriel d'Allier, underground chanteuse and suffragette Lillian Lake, and the mysterious Blankbate--former Foreign Legionnaire and leader of the Scavengers, the city's garbage collecting cult--and others, for the mission. But their mode of transportation--the untested "transaerian psychomotive"--proves faulty and they find themselves transported back in time to Paris 1895... before New Venice even existed. What's more, it's a Paris experiencing an unprecedented and crushingly harsh winter. They soon find themselves involved with some of the city's seediest, most fascinating inhabitants. But between attending soirees at Mallarme's house, drinking absinthe with Proust, trying to wrestle secrets out of mesmerists, and making fun of the newly-constructed Eiffel Tower, they also find that Paris is a city full of intrigue, suspicion, and danger. For example, are the anarchists they encounter who are plotting to bomb the still-under construction Sacre Coeur church also the future founders of New Venice? And why are they trying to kill them? And, as Luminous Chaos turns into another lush adventure told in glorious prose rich in historical allusion, there's the biggest question of them all: How will they ever get home?"--
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Summary
"Book two in The Mysteries of New Venice, the steampunk adventure series The Guardian called a "magnificent achievement" It's 1907 in the icily beautiful New Venice, and the hero of the city's liberation, Brentford Orsini, has been deposed by his arch-rival -- who immediately assigns Brentford and his friends on a dangerous diplomatic mission to Paris. So, Brentford recruits his old friend and louche counterpart, Gabriel d'Allier, underground chanteuse and suffragette Lillian Lake, and the mysterious Blankbate--former Foreign Legionnaire and leader of the Scavengers, the city's garbage collecting cult--and others, for the mission. But their mode of transportation--the untested "transaerian psychomotive"--proves faulty and they find themselves transported back in time to Paris 1895... before New Venice even existed. What's more, it's a Paris experiencing an unprecedented and crushingly harsh winter. They soon find themselves involved with some of the city's seediest, most fascinating inhabitants. Butbetween attending soirees at Mallarme's house, drinking absinthe with Proust, trying to wrestle secrets out of mesmerists, and making fun of the newly-constructed Eiffel Tower, they also find that Paris is a city full of intrigue, suspicion, and danger.For example, are the anarchists they encounter who are plotting to bomb the still-under construction Sacre Coeur church also the future founders of New Venice? And why are they trying to kill them? And, as Luminous Chaos turns into another lush adventure told in glorious prose rich in historical allusion, there's the biggest question of them all: How will they ever get home?"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10344350
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valtat, Jean-Christophe
Dewey number
843/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2682.A438
LC item number
L86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The mysteries of new Venice
Series volume
Book two
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anarchists
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Alternative History
Target audience
adult
Label
Luminous chaos : a novel, Jean-Christophe Valtat ; [illustrated by] Mahendra Singh
Link
9781612191416.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20147755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9781612191416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013027517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Luminous chaos : a novel, Jean-Christophe Valtat ; [illustrated by] Mahendra Singh
Link
9781612191416.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20147755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9781612191416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013027517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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