The Silk Map

The Silk Map It s Brent Weeks meets China Mieville in this wildly imaginative fantasy adventure featuring high action elegant writing and sword and sorcery with a Chinese flare At the end of The Scroll of Years

  • Title: The Silk Map
  • Author: Chris Willrich
  • ISBN: 9781616148997
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s Brent Weeks meets China Mieville in this wildly imaginative fantasy adventure featuring high action, elegant writing, and sword and sorcery with a Chinese flare.At the end of The Scroll of Years, the poet Persimmon Gaunt and her husband, the thief Imago Bone, had saved their child from evil forces at the price of trapping him within a pocket dimension Now they will aIt s Brent Weeks meets China Mieville in this wildly imaginative fantasy adventure featuring high action, elegant writing, and sword and sorcery with a Chinese flare.At the end of The Scroll of Years, the poet Persimmon Gaunt and her husband, the thief Imago Bone, had saved their child from evil forces at the price of trapping him within a pocket dimension Now they will attempt what seems impossible they will seek a way to recover their son Allied with Snow Pine, a scrappy bandit who s also lost her child to the Scroll of Years, Gaunt and Bone awaken the Great Sage, a monkeylike demigod of the East, currently trapped by vaster powers beneath a mountain The Sage knows of a way to reach the Scroll but there is a price The three must seek the world s greatest treasure and bring it back to him They must find the worms of the alien Iron Moths, whose cocoons produce the wondrous material ironsilk.And so the rogues join a grand contest waged along three thousand miles of dangerous and alluring trade routes between East and West For many parties have simultaneously uncovered fragments of the Silk Map, a document pointing the way toward a nest of the Iron Moths Our heroes tangle with Western treasure hunters, a blind mystic warrior and his homicidal magic carpet, a nomad princess determined to rebuild her father s empire, and a secret society obsessed with guarding the lost paradise where the Moths are found even if paradise must be protected by murder.

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    About “Chris Willrich

    • Chris Willrich

      Chris Willrich writes fantasy and science fiction, and is best known for his sword and sorcery short fiction about Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone a pair of lovers, partners in crime, and, far often than they d like to admit, heroes The first novel featuring Gaunt and Bone, THE SCROLL OF YEARS, appeared in September 2013 from Pyr, followed by THE SILK MAP in May 2014.Willrich is also the author of THE DAGGER OF TRUST, a book set in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game from Paizo Publishing DAGGER is a tale featuring bards, secret agents, sorcerous evil, monsters, and betrayal.Willrich is a former librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District who lives in Mountain View, California with his family He is frequently attacked by youngsters with lightsabers.

    970 thoughts on “The Silk Map

    • 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201UPDATED: Giveaway for two copies of THE SILK MAP (US & Canada) ends 5/14/14 bibliosanctum/201UPDATED: Interview with Chris Willrich bibliosanctum/201After the events of The Scroll of Years, Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone are back in action in The Silk Map, and this time on an even more exhilarating and perilous adventure. I promise you’ll never see anything else quite like these books, with its themes of East meets West and sword-and-sorce [...]


    • Fantasy Review BarnOk, I see you over there. What do you want?I am here to help. Last time you read Willrich you got stuck during the review. I assumed this trend would continue.One time does not make a trend. And I am getting along with this review just fine thank you very much. I was just gathering my thoughts.Playing video games while the word document stays blank?Shut up. I will have you know I am better prepared this time around. See this beat up receipt I used as a bookmark? I also used it [...]


    • The Silk Map is the second novel in Chris Willrich’s Gaunt and Bone series. I wonder if these could be considered literary fantasy – at least to this reader they are. The prose is poetic and lovely are begs me to stop, think and really digest. So much so that this isn’t a book that I could rip through. Now this is both a blessing and a curse. I have a tendency to judge books by how quickly I read them. If I can’t put them down and I eat through it in a day then I count that as a complete [...]


    • This review originally appeared on Books, Bones & Buffy.The nitty-gritty: A finely detailed story of a quest, with subtle wit and humor, beautifully written, complete with thoughtful meditations on life and love.It was among the more terrifying moments of his life, yet he would always treasure it afterward, the time he soared, more or less, on a magic carpet. That it was more of a whirling dive than true flight, and that he was hanging from Deadfall rather than standing atop it—these were [...]


    • ‘The Silk Map’ is just as fun and entertaining as the previous book, ‘The Scroll of Years’. Grand scenarios, witty banter, magical creatures, curious objects everywhere and an exciting storyline make it hard to put this book down. Chris Willrich succeeds in continuing the unique tale he started in the first book, but introduces a whole new part of his world with its own colourful characters and cultures, keeping everything new and interesting.The loss of their child in ‘The Scroll of Y [...]


    • Another fantasie chinoise that fans of Barry Hughart's BRIDGE OF BIRDS will adore. The efforts of Gaunt, Bone and Snow Pine to reclaim their children lead them into encounters with all sorts of human and supernatural allies and adversaries--many of whom take on both roles at various points--and at last into a secluded realm where reality is more a temporary consensus than a fixed idea. A lot of action, a lot of fun, not a lot of blood or suffering. Grade A, hope there will be sequels.First line: [...]


    • This sequel to to Willrich's The Scroll of Years is enjoyable but, for me, it doesn't quite live up to the promise of the first Gaunt and Bone novel. In this novel, poetess Gaunt and master thief Bone continue their search for their son, who apparently is one of the few who possess the ability to be Emporer and control the land. They continue to travel with Snow Pine (who is searching for her child too) and look for a god who can tell them where their children are. They run into Monkey, a Loki-t [...]


    • Chris Willrich is one of the most underrated and under-read fantasy authors currently writing. I don't understand why this is so. Okay, Chris's style is offbeat and unique, at times maybe even weird, but in a piquant way. His writing style is beautiful and elevated. He reminds me quite a bit of James Enge, another underrated favorite of mine.The protagonists of the novel, Gaunt and Bone, are a unique swords and sorcery pairing: they're married and one of them is a poet; there is also something e [...]


    • Although this book is a continuation within a series, it is lucky for those of use who have not read the previous stories that this one is quite easy to read on its own. There is mention here and there of an occurrence in the past, but it's as a remembrance and makes sense, and it doesn't leave the new reader getting confused or frustrated by missed information.For all the geek parents out there, this is a story that you will understand and appreciate to your core. For those without children, yo [...]


    • The Silk Map is Chris Willrich’s second adventure in the GAUNT AND BONE series. The poet and the thief, along with their bandit friend Snow Pine, are searching for their lost children, and this book takes them on a quest along an ancient trade route where they confront wonders, demons and their own fears.Willrich has created a world based on ancient China, and the Spice Braid route that Gaunt and Bone follow is patterned on the Silk Road. Along this road, poet Persimmon Gaunt and her thief hus [...]


    • Chris Willrich still has a ways to go with adventures of Imago Bone and Persimmon Gaunt, and after “The Silk Map” (Pyr, $15.95, 450 pages), I’m not sure I’m going to hang in there. Willrich has created an imaginary medieval China, Mongolia and Central Asia, with magic, strange creatures and even a talking magic carpet. The complex plot constantly shifts gears, and I found it hard to keep up with who was betraying who at any particular moment, and exactly who had the magic sword.Still, Wi [...]


    • First off, one shall walk away from this book hating flying carpets forever and know them for the manipulative evil doers they truly are. Secondly, as with his other works, it has a nice mix of lord of the rings meets Arabian nights type feel. The characters were great, the plot was engaging, and it was one wild ride. A ride that at times would make me somewhat confused, and to be honest I think at times substance was sacrificed for art, but none-the-less, despite these minor complaints this boo [...]


    • This is a fun book. story, lots of action, interesting characters, everything that makes a great readexcept for the cover! I had read a review of the book before requesting it from my local library, which was a good thing because I would never have borrowed it from just seeing the terrible cover! The cover is garish, and not indicative of the story at all, it makes the book look like a sex and blood uninteresting, trite narrative instead of the adventure it is.


    • An entertaining follow-up to The Scroll of Years. This book delivers in all the same places--fast-paced, exquisite prose with great philosophical depth and humor--but with an even larger cast of characters, and it steers into a realm of wonderful weirdness. The climactic scenes especially are page turners, and without giving anything away, I love where the ending leads.


    • This is the second book in the series. It is not necessary to read the first book to follow and enjoy the story in this one. I did like how it pulled in some real world Eastern mythology as a basis of the mythology of the land the story is set in.



    • Densely written almost to the point of unreadability with a plot that often makes no sense, you should avoid this cliched fantasy.


    • (4.5) Filled with staunch (is that a word we use nowadays?) female characters and snootily hilarious writing, and set in a fantasy version of the Silk Road. Nice.



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