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Brust, Steven 1955-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 412 publications in 6 languages and 12,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Science fiction  History  Paranormal fiction  Diary fiction  Young adult works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3552.R84, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steven Brust
The incrementalists by Steven Brust( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Incrementalists--a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories. Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else's, has loved Celeste--and argued with her--for most of the last four hundred years. But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules--not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world"--
Dragon by Steven Brust( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantasy on Vlad Taltos, an assassin with a sense of humor. On a mission to recover a magic sword, he finds himself serving as a foot soldier in an army, something of a comedown for an elite assassin
Tiassa by Steven Brust( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after his successes as an assassin and a mobster enabled his influential acceptance by the Dragonlords, Empire, and Jenoine, Vlad Taltos endeavors to acqure a god-made artifact that will help him execute a lucrative con
Dzur by Steven Brust( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the run for years after a devastating betrayal, short-statured former Jhereg captain, Vlad Taltos, secretly returns to his imperial city home to find that the rackets he once commanded are under the control of a mysterious cabal of women
The paths of the dead by Steven Brust( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Dragaera decimated by Adron's Disaster, an experiment in wizardry gone horribly wrong, the descendants of Khaavren, Pel, Aerich, and Tazendra join forces with a surviving Phoenix heir to take on the enemies of their Empire
Jhegaala by Steven Brust( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from the collapse of his marriage, and with the criminal Jhereg organization out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario. All he knows about them is that their family name is Merss and that they live in a papermaking industrial town called Burz. At first Burz isn't such a bad place, though the paper mill reeks to high heaven. But the longer he stays there, the stranger it becomes. No one will tell him where to find his relatives. Even stranger, when he mentions the name Merss, people think he's threatening them. The witches' coven that every Fenarian town and city should have is nowhere in evidence. And the Guild, which should be protecting the city's craftsmen and traders, is an oppressive, all-powerful organization, into which no tradesman would ever be admitted. Then a terrible thing happens. In its wake, far from Draegara, without his usual organization working for him, Vlad is going to have to do his sleuthing amidst an alien people: his own. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Iorich by Steven Brust( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head in Draegara City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera--longtime friend, sometime ally--has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime, and there appears to be no one that can help her except Vlad
The phoenix guards by Steven Brust( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khaavren of the House of Tiassa arrives in the heart of the Draegaran Empire with only his good breeding and his "tolerable" swordsmanship to protect. But when he joins the rambunctious Phoenix Guards, he and his rowdy comrades must save the Empire from collapse ... and invasion
Hawk by Steven Brust( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hawk, the latest in Stephen Brusts's New York Times bestselling Vlad Taltos series. Years ago, Vlad Taltos came from the East, to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House (of which there are seventeen) that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized crime. He became a professional assassin. He was good at it. But that was then, before Vlad and the Jhereg became mortal enemies. For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him. Now, finally, he's back in the imperial capital where his family and friends are. He means to stay there this time. Whatever happens. And whatever it takes"--
The lord of Castle Black by Steven Brust( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been 250 years since Adron's Disaster, and power vacuums never stay that way for long. Kana, a Dragonlord, has been expanding his holdings. He now controls almost half the area that was once the Empire, in effect, the Empire re-created with himself on the throne"--Jacket
Five hundred years after by Steven Brust( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story takes place 500 years after the events portrayed in the author's previous novel, The Phoenix Guard. Four Empire loyalists, Khaavren, Perl, Aerich and Tazendra, battle a plot to destroy the Orb of the Empire and overthrow the Emperor
Agyar by Steven Brust( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you could live for centuries, and the only price was your soul ...? Agyar is a man who has paid this price. Born over a century ago, and once a frivolous young man in search of pleasure, he found instead immortality in a woman's blood-red lips. Now he roams from woman to woman, from decade to decade, and from land to land. Death does not bind him. Only one thing does - and that is a bind he has vowed to break. It has brought him to modern day Ohio and an abandoned
The book of Jhereg : contains the complete text of Jhereg, Yendi, and Teckla by Steven Brust( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the first three adventures of the swashbuckling assassin Vlad Taltos and his smart-mouthed reptile familiar Loiosh
Issola by Steven Brust( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vlad Taltos' latest adventures take place after the conclusion of Orca (1996). Still on the run from the Jhereg, Vlad is tracked down by Lady Teldra of Castle Black. Both Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and sorcery, telepathy, and even Sethra Lavode can't find them. It is feared that they are captives of neither the dead nor the gods but of the Jenoine, the ancient creators of Dragaera and its gods. So what is an ex-assassin (Vlad) to do?"--Amazon.com
The skill of our hands by Steven Brust( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Incrementalists are a secret society of two hundred people - an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, a little bit at a time. Now Phil, the Incrementalist whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else's, has been shot dead. They'll bring him back--but first they need to know what happened. Their investigation will lead down unexpected paths in Arizona, and bring them up against corruption, racism, and brutality in high and low places alike. But the key may lay in one of Phil's previous lives, in "Bleeding Kansas" in the late 1850s - and the fate of the passionate abolitionist we remember as John Brown
Sethra Lavode by Steven Brust( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an ambitious Dragonlord embarks on a plan to rebuild the ruined Empire in his own name, the Phoenix Zerika retrieves the Imperial Orb from the Paths of the Dead and, with the assistance of Sethra Lavode, launches a climactic battle of sorcery and arms to regain the Empire
Good guys by Steven Brust( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donovan was shot by a cop. For jaywalking, supposedly. Actually, for arguing with a cop while black. Four of the nine shots were lethal--or would have been, if their target had been anybody else. The Foundation picked him up, brought him back, and trained him further. "Lethal" turns out to be a relative term when magic is involved. When Marci was fifteen, she levitated a paperweight and threw it at a guy she didn't like. The Foundation scooped her up for training too. "Hippie chick" Susan got well into her Foundation training before they told her about the magic, but she's as powerful as Donovan and Marci now. They can teleport themselves thousands of miles, conjure shields that will stop bullets, and read information from the remnants of spells cast by others days before. They all work for the secretive Foundation ... for minimum wage. Which is okay, because the Foundation are the good guys. Aren't they?"--Jacket
Freedom & necessity by Steven Brust( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 19th Century plot by capitalists in England to stem social reform. The hero is James Cobham, an English revolutionary and one of the founders of Communism. The novel describes the various attempts by the plotters to get rid of him and how he fights back with the aid of his woman. Politics, intrigue, romance
The book of Athyra by Steven Brust( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the sixth and seventh Vlad Taltos novels, in which the sorcerer-assassin decides to retire but finds that the House of Jhereg is not ready to let him go, and Vlad's repayment of a debt to a boy who saved his life uncovers a financial scandal that threatens repercussions throughout the empire
The book of Taltos by Steven Brust( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An omnibus featuring assassin Vlad Talot and his dragon companion contains "Taltos," in which Vlad pursues a thieving Dragaeran employee to the lair of Sethra Lavode, and "Phoenix," in which he must repay a debt to the Demon-Goddess with his professionalservices as an assassin
 
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Alternative Names
Brust, Steven K. Zoltán 1955-

Brust, Steven Karl Zoltán

Brust, Steven Karl Zoltán 1955-

Steven Brust

Steven Brust Amerikaans auteur

Steven Brust auteur américain de science-fiction et fantasy

Steven Brust author of fantasy and science fiction from USA

Steven Brust US-amerikanischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

Steven Karl Zoltán Brust

Стивен Браст

Стивън Бруст

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