Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream

George R. R. Martin

Language: English

Publisher: Orion

Published: Sep 1, 1982

Words: 149589
Pages: 551


When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove. >Marsh meant to turn down York’s offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolve—coupled with the terrible force of York’s mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare...and mankind’s most impossible dream.
Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire’s quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman’s dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river. >◆兩個異族夥伴的情誼,一段順河流浪的冒險。狂野的蒸氣輪船之旅,最精彩的吸血鬼小說。
◆一次【世界奇幻文學獎】、兩次【星雲獎】、四次【雨果獎】、十一次【軌跡獎】得主。奇幻文學大師喬治.馬汀(George R. R. Martin), 代表傑作! >◆蒸汽船時代的背景描述媲美馬克吐溫,重塑18世紀50年代的密西西比河風光,媲美一流的歷史小說。
◆《華盛頓郵報》、《洛杉磯前鋒論壇報》、《波士頓新聞文摘》、《世界先鋒報》、《科幻小說評論》、《科幻小說編年史》等各大媒體一致熱烈推薦! >
夜晚總是血腥與恐怖,而白晝又如此無情 >
  十九世紀,密西西比河上,梭巡著所有行船人夢想中的蒸汽輪船,夜霧中的她仿如幻象。 >
  量身打造的烈夢號,極致的奢華與船速將可賽過所有船隻,是馬許船長的驕傲。但俊美蒼白的約克,真的只為一圓作在密西西比河上徜遊的船長夢就砸下重金?又為何他只在入夜後才登上船板,眺望那在絲絨般河水上下搖曳的點點星空…… >
  約克種種神祕的行為讓馬許感到懷疑,終於得到那血腥答案的同時,危機也襲上了烈夢號。血之領主與船隻所有權的爭奪,考驗這段跨越種族的友情。 >
  《熾熱之夢》有如密西西比河上的月光,敘事優美又懸疑、細膩且動人,是一部讓人讀興盎然的小說。氣氛扣人心弦、鮮明活躍的角色、流暢痛快的節奏,融合了動人的情誼、黑暗的冒險與真實的歷史,再加上精彩萬分的劇情,這本書超越所有的吸血鬼小說。 >
  《熾熱之夢》的冒險既新奇又令人想細細品味。 >