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The book of skulls

Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/ Ballantine Books, 2006.
Series: SF masterworks, 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript, The Book of Skulls, four friends, college roommates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death. Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2006272445
(OCoLC)63202008
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 9780345491039 0345491033
OCLC Number: 231850069
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages).
Series Title: SF masterworks, 23.
Responsibility: Robert Silverberg.

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Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript, The Book of Skulls, four friends, college roommates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death. Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves'and a horrific price will be demanded. For immortality requires sacrifice. Two victims to balance two survivors. One by suicide, one by murder. Now, beneath the gaze of grinning skulls, the terror begins. ... From the Trade Paperback edition.

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