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A cult classic, back in print after a decade!

Dreams of the Compass Rose
by Vera Nazarian

The Compass Rose universe-an ancient milieu where places have no names...

Cities spring forth like bouquets in the desert... Gods and dreams walk the scorching sands in the South... Ice floats like mirror shards upon the Northern sea... Islands that do not exist are found in the East...

Death chases a thief on the rooftops of a Western city... Immortal love spans time... And directions are intertwined into one road we all travel....

You come to this place when you wonder, and sometimes, only when you dream.

What others are saying about

Dreams of the Compass Rose

"A clever concoction of vignettes and short stories knitted into a morality tale about the temptation of illusion and the price of truth... an exotic setting reminiscent of Tanith Lee's Flat Earth series.... The author's sumptuous language will resonate with Lord Dunsany and Clark Ashton Smith fans.... Nazarian's vital themes and engaging characters are sure to entertain."
-Publishers Weekly

"The colorful strong writing style that Vera has worked on for years has come to full fruition."
-Marion Zimmer Bradley

"I love this book. Dreams of the Compass Rose is a story-cycle in which we keep coming back to the same characters, except from different viewpoints and different times in their lives. It's set in a land of desert empires that never was, though it could easily be our world-far in the future, or deep in the past. Some of the stories are brutal, some are like dreams. All of them are engaging and resonant, creating a new mythology that feels so right one might be forgiven for thinking that it's the cultural heritage of some forgotten country or people that have been lost to history. It reminded me of those wonderful, dream-laden story-cycles that Clark Ashton Smith and Lord Dunsany were writing around the turn of the last century. Dreams of the Compass Rose has a similar stately lyricism, a compelling and visionary voice that speaks to the heart of the reader."
-Charles de Lint

"An intricate multi-level story ...a kind of Aesop's Fables . . . spoken with a voice from the Far East, hypnotic as the desert sands."

"Nazarian's prose is well constructed and her exotic settings are vivid and realistic. There's almost a fairy tale quality to the book, and it differs enough from the usual array of usurped thrones and quest stories to warrant your time."
-Science Fiction Chronicle

"Indeed, this is a singularly appealing book by a new voice in fantasy."

Breathtaking vivid prose unveils a world beyond belief in this stunning fantasy novel!

Dreams of the Compass Rose


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This book is bravely priced at $7.99 and I am testing out the suggested hypothesis that expensive books in fact sell better...

Still not entirely sure if that is true or not (or if my bestselling yet most expensive book is an anomaly)....

Please help me prove the hopeful hypothesis (that might eventually help all of us starving authors raise our prices), and kindly buy a copy of Dreams of the Compass Rose right now!


(who has just survived Hurricane Irene in Vermont and lost her home to foreclosure in California)

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