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Alexandra Rowland

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Alexandra Rowland is the author of A CONSPIRACY OF TRUTHS and, occasionally, a bespoke seamstress under the stern supervision of her feline quality control manager. She holds a degree in world literature, mythology, and folklore from Truman State University, and she is one of three hosts of the literary podcast, Be the Serpent. Find her at www.alexandrarowland.net, on Twitter as @_alexrowland, or wandering the woods of western Massachusetts.


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Alexandra Rowland Yes, multiple! (Also, the title has now been updated to A CONSPIRACY OF TRUTHS)
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A Conspiracy of Truths (A C...

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In the End

3.74 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland
"This is a gem of a book full of grit-teeth, open-eyed hope in humans' ability to pull themselves up off the ground and do the right thing, even when the chips are down. It's also full of snarky storytelling rap battles, tulip mania, whirling aucti..." Read more of this review »
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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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There are more memes-per-capita in this book than any book I have read. This is pure unadulterated meme garbage and I LOVED EVERY PAGE OF IT. It is hilarious and terrifying and heart-hurting and full of dreadful teens and dirtbag lesbians with swords ...more
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I am grinning from ear to ear. THIS BOOK IS AN UNALLOYED DELIGHT. I laughed, I danced around the room, I screeched "BABIES, NO!!" several times and reminded myself that it's a romance novel and it's all gonna be ok, I laughed and danced again. What a ...more
A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
"A Conspiracy of Truths is a story about people and what makes them tick. And it's a story about stories. And it's a story about stories that tell you what makes people tick. And if you love stories (I mean, you're reading this, aren't you?) Rowlan..." Read more of this review »
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"Hello! Do you like second world fantasy that's heavy on the interrelations between story-telling, politics, and myth-making? Do you like snarky narrators who spend a solid 20% of their story complaining about how incompetent everyone is, including..." Read more of this review »
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This is the first of Theodore's work that I have read, and I am looking forward to reading more!! This novella is beautifully written, with every detail intricately considered. I loved Ehli's paintings in particular--art and creative pursuits (and th ...more
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This is the first of Theodore's work that I have read, and I am looking forward to reading more!! This novella is beautifully written, with every detail intricately considered. I loved Ehli's paintings in particular--art and creative pursuits (and th ...more
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“What does that mean, the way people are?” “Customs! Manners! Languages! The ten thousand gods of ten thousand nations! The tales they tell their children when they wake from nightmares, the tales they tell their sons and daughters when they send them off to war, the tales a midwife tells a laboring mother, the tales old men tell each other in the twilight of their lives.” “So you are a spy—sort of.”
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“Sometimes as a Chant you can sense the shape of the things that people are carrying around in their hearts. A Chant spends so much of their life learning about how groups of people are in one place or another that they naturally come into a familiarity with the way individual people are. And the way that Consanza was? There was something big and tangled and complicated under her surface, something to do with Arjuneh, and her grandparents, and her daughter. There are many stories that aren’t mine to tell. And, more important, there are some that aren’t even mine to hear. Consanza carried a story in her heart that I would never have a hope of reaching, or even understanding if I did reach it, not in the way it deserved to be understood. But it was there and I could see the outlines of it, like the shadow of whale below a boat. If she wanted me to talk to Inga, then I would. And I did. But I can’t tell you about what we said. That’s not a story for you to hear.”
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“Nuryevet wasn't a real thing--it was a story that people told one another. An idea they constructed in fantasy and then in stone and mortar, in lines of ink in labyrinthine law books, in cities and roads. It was a map, if you will, drawn on a one-to-one scale and laid out over the whole landscape like so much smothering cloth. So when I say there was nothing in Nuryevet worth saving, that's what I mean: the story wasn't worth saving, and none of its monstrous whelps were either--the government, their methods, the idea that they could feed their poor to the story like cattle to a sea monster so the wealthy could eat its leavings.”
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