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Author: Catherynne M. Valente Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Prester John Trilogy Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781441870322
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The Christian Patriarch of Constantinople is fighting a holy war against the forces of Islam. His attempts to rally the support of Europe fail to give him the strength he needs against the forces of Islam. Fearing defeat, he sends his appeals to the great Christian king in the East, Prester John—for the Patriarch was once a boy named Kostas, a novice in the service of John, long before he became king.

The Patriarch’s message, seemingly via divine providence, manages to cross into the world of John’s Kingdom, where John’s devotion to Christ overcomes his wife’s misgivings. To Hagia, Christianity and Islam are equally foreign to her and her world, and neither is worth fighting for, or against.

The Kingdom rallies behind John’s banner, and his magical hosts march across the worlds. The closer the armies of Prester John come to Jerusalem, the more information reaches the Patriarch as to its nature, and the less comfortable he feels with his alliance.

Can John and his armies save Jerusalem? Will the Patriarch remain an alley, or become a deadly enemy? And what will happen to the worlds now that an army has breached the barriers between them?

Mythopoeic Award winner Catherynne M. Valente continues to re-imagine the legends of the Middle Ages, creating a rich fantasy tapestry that has captivated the imaginations of modern readers.

“Valente is writing the smartest, gentlest, deepest work in the field, and she’s good enough to do it. I remain in awe.” —Daniel Abraham, author of The Long Price Quartet

“Valente is a modern-day Scheherazade.” —SFSite

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About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente is an acclaimed author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, World Fantasy Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She made her children’s book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespeare and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearland 13 Going On 30. He lives in Los Angeles.