The Hammer

The Hammer

Book - 2011
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Grand Central Pub
A new stand-alone novel from the acclaimed author of The Company and The Folding Knife.

Gignomai is the youngest brother in the current generation of met'Oc, a once-noble family exiled on an island for their role in a vaguely remembered civil war.

On this island, a colony was founded seventy years ago. The plan was originally for the colonists to mine silver, but there turned out not to be any.

Now, an uneasy peace exists on the island, between the colonists and the met'Oc. The met'Oc are tolerated, in spite of occasional cattle stealing raids, since they alone possess the weapons considered necessary protection against the island's savages.

Gignomai is about to discover exactly what it is expected of him, and what it means to defy his family. He is the hammer who will provide the spark that will ignite a brutal and bloody war.

Baker & Taylor
On an island where colonists abandoned a silver mine 70 years ago, the noble met'Oc family holds the weapons that help prevent island natives from overrunning the colonists, but soon, Gignomai of the met'Oc will meet the greatest challenge his family has ever seen. By the author of The Company. Original.

& Taylor

The met'Oc people are trying to maintain their noble lifestyle on an isolated plateau while coexisting uneasily with a group of colonists. Gignomai met'Oc, the youngest son, decides to repudiate his inheritance and escape to the wilderness to start a factory. In the process, he triggers a series of events that will lead to an accounting for his family's secret and independence for the colony.

Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316038560
Characteristics: 421 p. ; 21 cm


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