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The Children of the Company : A Company Novel by Kage Baker

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Take a ride through time with the devil. In the sixth book of the Company series, we meet Executive Facilitator General Labienus. He's used his immortal centuries to plot a complete takeover of the world since he was a young god-figure in Sumeria. In a meditative mood, he reviews his interesting career. He muses on his subversion of the Company black project ADONAI. He considers also Aegeus, his despised rival for power, who has discovered and captured a useful race of mortals known as Homo sapiens umbratilis. Their unique talents may enable him to seize ultimate power. Labienus plans a double cross that will kill two birds with one stone: he will woo away Aegeus's promising protege, the Facilitator Victor, and at the same time dispose of a ghost from his own past who has become inconvenient. The Hugo-nominated novella "Son Observe The Time," telling that part of the story, is integrated into the narrative. Fans of the series will love this book, and new readers will be enthralled.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Praise for this book

“Another entry in Baker's superlative series about Dr. Zeus. . . . An astonishing and thoroughly satisfying installment. What's more, Baker's overall concept and rationale, flawlessly sustained through five books, grows ever more spellbinding and impressive.” —Kirkus Reviews [starred review] on The Life of the World to Come

“Baker's trademark mix of serious speculation and black humor informs this solid addition to her time-travel series.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Life of the World to Come

“One of the most consistently entertaining series to appear in the late nineties. The novels read like literary pastiches--echoes of Heinlein and Robert Louis Stevenson fill this one--and the narrative pace matches that of most thrillers.” —Amazing Stories on The Life of the World to Come

“Returning to her popular series featuring characters from the Company, Baker expertly combines romance, myth, and high adventure.” —Library Journal on The Life of the World to Come

“Alec is quite a character, especially for the sedate twenty-fourth century, and in Baker's skillful hands, his story is well told and engrossing.” —Booklist on The Life of the World to Come

“The strengths of The Life of the World to Come are many. The structure of the novel, moving full circle and back and forth through time, is ingenious and deft, creating a mesmerizing chain of cause and effect, effect and cause, as in the best time-travel fiction….an excellent novel, and absorbing post-historical bildungsroman and an impressive upping of the "Company" sequence's ante.” —Locus




About the Author

KAGE BAKER has been an artist, actor, and director at the Living History Centre and has taught Elizabethan English as a Second Language. Born in 1952 in Hollywood, she lives in Pismo Beach, California, the Clam Capital of the World.


Title: The Children of the Company : A Company Novel
Author(s): Kage Baker
Volume: 6
ISBN: 9781429910460
Copyright 2006
Release Date: August 01, 2006
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Countries: United States, Canada | Learn more about available countries
Language: English
Format: mobi,ePub | Learn More about our supported formats
Dragonmount is a proud provider of DRM-free eBooks. By purchasing any eBook from our store, you are not only helping support our website, but you are helping small businesses thrive in a market traditionally dominated by large companies. Learn more in our eBook FAQ.

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About The Children of the Company : A Company Novel by Kage Baker



Take a ride through time with the devil. In the sixth book of the Company series, we meet Executive Facilitator General Labienus. He's used his immortal centuries to plot a complete takeover of the world since he was a young god-figure in Sumeria. In a meditative mood, he reviews his interesting career. He muses on his subversion of the Company black project ADONAI. He considers also Aegeus, his despised rival for power, who has discovered and captured a useful race of mortals known as Homo sapiens umbratilis. Their unique talents may enable him to seize ultimate power. Labienus plans a double cross that will kill two birds with one stone: he will woo away Aegeus's promising protege, the Facilitator Victor, and at the same time dispose of a ghost from his own past who has become inconvenient. The Hugo-nominated novella "Son Observe The Time," telling that part of the story, is integrated into the narrative. Fans of the series will love this book, and new readers will be enthralled.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Praise for this book



“Another entry in Baker's superlative series about Dr. Zeus. . . . An astonishing and thoroughly satisfying installment. What's more, Baker's overall concept and rationale, flawlessly sustained through five books, grows ever more spellbinding and impressive.” —Kirkus Reviews [starred review] on The Life of the World to Come

“Baker's trademark mix of serious speculation and black humor informs this solid addition to her time-travel series.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Life of the World to Come

“One of the most consistently entertaining series to appear in the late nineties. The novels read like literary pastiches--echoes of Heinlein and Robert Louis Stevenson fill this one--and the narrative pace matches that of most thrillers.” —Amazing Stories on The Life of the World to Come

“Returning to her popular series featuring characters from the Company, Baker expertly combines romance, myth, and high adventure.” —Library Journal on The Life of the World to Come

“Alec is quite a character, especially for the sedate twenty-fourth century, and in Baker's skillful hands, his story is well told and engrossing.” —Booklist on The Life of the World to Come

“The strengths of The Life of the World to Come are many. The structure of the novel, moving full circle and back and forth through time, is ingenious and deft, creating a mesmerizing chain of cause and effect, effect and cause, as in the best time-travel fiction….an excellent novel, and absorbing post-historical bildungsroman and an impressive upping of the "Company" sequence's ante.” —Locus



About the Author



KAGE BAKER has been an artist, actor, and director at the Living History Centre and has taught Elizabethan English as a Second Language. Born in 1952 in Hollywood, she lives in Pismo Beach, California, the Clam Capital of the World.


Title: The Children of the Company : A Company Novel
Author(s): Kage Baker
Volume: 6
ISBN: 9781429910460
Copyright 2006
Release Date: August 01, 2006
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Countries: United States, Canada | Learn more about available countries
Language: English
Format: mobi,ePub | Learn More about our supported formats

Dragonmount is a proud provider of DRM-free eBooks. By purchasing any eBook from our store, you are not only helping support our website, but you are helping small businesses thrive in a market traditionally dominated by large companies. Learn more in our eBook FAQ.

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