The Pearliad by Rosie PughThe Pearliad by Rosie Pugh

The Pearliad

byRosie Pugh

Paperback | April 15, 2014

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Even us simple folk know how the world works. Each person has an arca,which is set on the earth at the same time as they are and leaves whenthey depart. Most people don't see their own arca in their lifetime - theyjust know that it's out there somewhere, their biggest vulnerability, thekey that unlocks the door to death. Because that one little item - whichcould be anything, from a mirror to a ribbon to a button on a coat - isyour one true lifeline. The Fates have decreed that each and every personcan only live as long as their arca goes undamaged.Which means what, exactly? Well, not much to folk like us. But to theruthless citizens of the Roman Empire? They know that nothing reaps morepower than holding another man's life in your hands. My Da used to tellstories of the Agitatrexes, tyrants who would seek out men's arcae andhold them against their will, turning them into slaves. Even moral peoplehunt the world over for their own arca, to get there before someone withimpure intentions does. And there is another benefit to possessing yourown arca - if it remains intact, you are immortal.Now tell me, what would you do if the arca of one of the most feared menof the Empire washed up on the shore by your home? If this pretty pearlcaught your eye, and you were bound by custom to protect it? And the manwho wants it will stop at nothing, even if it means searching for yourarca to kill you first. I can tell you what you would do, what I am doingnow:You would run.
Title:The PearliadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Limehouse BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907536205

ISBN - 13:9781907536205

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