Fevre Dream (Paperback)
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Fevre Dream (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 28/08/2008
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Slowly building a tangible atmosphere of ominous dread, Martin’s masterful tale of the supernatural unfolds against a backdrop of steamships in Antebellum Mississippi, and a sinister benefactor with some very strange habits. Full of deftly handled twists and turns, Fevre Dream is a thoroughly rewarding change of pace from the creator of A Song of Ice and Fire.

The 40th anniversary of George R.R. Martin's classic southern gothic novel finds it just as gripping today as it was on its release.

Abner Marsh has had his dearest wish come true - he has built the Fevre Dream, the finest steamship ever to sail the Mississippi. Abner hopes to race the boat some day, but his partner is making it hard for him to realise his ambition.

Joshua York put up the money for the Fevre Dream, but now rumours have started about the company he keeps, his odd eating habits and strange hours. As the Dream sails the great river, it leaves in its wake one too many dark tales, until Abner is forced to face down the man who helped to make his dreams become reality.

From the author of the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, leap into a gothic historical fiction that will leave you wanting to read it with the lights turned on.

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'I loved Fevre Dream. The best vampire novel ever written' Joanne Harris, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Narrow Door

'The kind of chiller one rereads' Harlan Ellison

'A gripping and thrilling read . . . the relations between human and the vampire race are also something of an allegory for slavery and exploitation . . . very well developed, vivid and unforgettable' Goodreads reviewer,

'A beautiful, multi-layered story that stands as an historical drama bordering on fantasy and horror' Goodreads reviewer,

'A must-have in your personal library if you're into collecting modern fantasy novels, novels with historical fiction settings, or novels about paranormal creatures' Goodreads reviewer,

'Not only is it a great premise, but Mr. Martin follows through and delivers one hell of a story to back it up. Highly recommended!' Goodreads reviewer,

'It is excellent historical fiction, set amongst the steamboats traveling up and down the Mississippi . . . Recommended for fans of historic paranormal and horrific fiction' Goodreads reviewer,

'I loved this book. It was one of those that I wanted to savour and not rush ahead with. The writing draws you in from the start' Goodreads reviewer,

'A fantastic setting, and a steamboat that makes you want to go back in time and experience a great race yourself. This was a wonderful read and I would recommend highly' Goodreads reviewer,

'I've never met a protagonist like Abner Marsh . . . you'll want to savour this novel's little surprises completely unspoiled . . . an incredible slice of history, a deeply moving tale of an unlikely friendship, and a testament to the power of loyalty between two individuals' Goodreads reviewer,

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575083042
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 135 x 200 x 25 mm

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“A Must Read!”

For any George R. R. Martin fan, you should already know what to expect. He is one of those authors whose writing style is recognisable no matter what genre of book he is writing. His particular style makes the books... More

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“Fevre Dream”

I loved this book, Martin combines historical fiction with Vampire legend superbly while adding his own little twists throughout the tale giving his characters depth that has been lacking in the vampire genre of late... More

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“Well worth the read!”

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