The Emperor’s Knife: Who Can Stop the Pattern Plague and Save the Empire?
Posted on Dec 6 2011 at 12:07:16 PM in Books
The book cover for The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams immediately caught my eye and, when I read the publisher’s blurb, I knew I wanted to read this one. The combination of thriller and fantasy, with a mysterious plague and lots of court intrigue mixed in – how could I resist? I don’t think you’re going to be able to resist The Emperor’s Knife either.
The desert empire of Cerani is overrun with a mysterious pattern plague. Symbols and patterns appear mysteriously like tattoos, little by little, on people’s bodies over time. When these tattoo-like symbol patterns reach a certain coverage level, the person either dies in horrible pain or is turned into a mindless zombie-like creature. These creatures are said to be controlled by an evil Puppet Master. No one, including the palace wizards, has been able to find an antidote for the plague or to discover who the Puppet Master might be. Read the rest of my review at http://popcornreads.com/?p=2408.