Point of Hopes : Astreiant

  • by Melissa Scott, Lisa A. Barnett
  • Narrated by Matt Leisy
  • Series: Astreiant
  • 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nicolas Rathe is a pointsman, a dedicated watchman in the great city of Astreiant. During the annual trade fair, with a city filled with travelers and merchants, someone is stealing children. The populace is getting angry and frightened and convinced that a foreigner must be to blame. Rathe calls on the aid of both an out-of-work soldier, the handsome Philip Eslingen, and the necromancer Istre b'Estorr.
The art of astrology is a very real power in the kingdom and plays as much a role in politics as greed and intrigue. Rathe finds himself struggling to find the children before a major astrological event brings about catastrophe.
The first in a series of fantasy novels filled with adventure, intrigue, and gay romance.


What the Critics Say

"Set in an alternative Middle Ages...this novel offers intriguing looks at guild interrelationships, the uses of hand-cranked printing presses and medieval attitudes toward magic. It also offers considerable delight to those who enjoy intellectual puzzles of the fantastic kind." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absorbing adventure

The world created by the authors is believable and interesting. The characters are well developed and appealing. I like the minor characters as well as the two mains - A nice feeling of friendships and colleague relationships and caring for others bound up with a complex but well constructed story - I'm a real fan of Melissa Scott's work in general so was very glad to discover this series. The reading is well paced and clear.
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- Dix

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-09-2015
  • Publisher: Lethe Press