The Taborin Scale: A Novella of the Dragon Griaule
by Lucius Shepard
Cover Artist: J.K. Potter
Review by Mel Jacob
Subterranean Press Deluxe Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596062887
Date: February 2010 / Show Article /
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From publisher's website: In the Carbonales Valley, a remote region separated from this world by "the thinnest margin of possibility," there is an ancient, incredibly large creature known as the Dragon Griaule. For twenty-five years, in stories ranging from "The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule" through "Liar's House," Lucius Shepard has brought us extraordinary accounts of lives shaped by the dragon's undying influence. The Taborin Scale is the latest installment in this ongoing epic, and it is an astonishing—and r-accomplishment.
The story begins when George Taborin--numismatist, collector, and solid citizen--travels to the valley on his annual vacation. There, he encounters a prostitute named Sylvia and acquires a tiny dragon's scale with unexpected properties. With shocking suddenness, George is removed from his everyday life and thrust into a primal world of violence and cruelty. In the course of an adventure that will change his life in fundamental ways, he is forced to bear witness to the gradual unfolding of a vast, implacable design.
(Source: Subterranean Press)