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The Sunless Countries - Book Four of Virga

Karl Schroeder

The Sunless Countries is the fourth novel in the Virga series of hard science fiction space opera adventures In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafés. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach from space to the city walls-and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear-only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance. Even the city's most famous and exotic visitor, the sun lighter and hero named Hayden Griffin, refuses to turn aside from his commission to build a new sun for a foreign nation. He will not become the hero that Leal knows the city needs; so it is up to her to listen, and ultimately reply, to the voice of the worldwasp-because an astonishing disaster threatens Virga.

The Sunless Countries is the fourth novel in the Virga series of hard science fiction space opera adventures In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafés. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach from space to the city walls-and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear-only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance. Even the city's most famous and exotic visitor, the sun lighter and hero named Hayden Griffin, refuses to turn aside from his commission to build a new sun for a foreign nation. He will not become the hero that Leal knows the city needs; so it is up to her to listen, and ultimately reply, to the voice of the worldwasp-because an astonishing disaster threatens Virga.
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The Sunless Countries is the fourth novel in the Virga series of hard science fiction space opera adventures In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafés. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach from space to the city walls-and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear-only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance. Even the city's most famous and exotic visitor, the sun lighter and hero named Hayden Griffin, refuses to turn aside from his commission to build a new sun for a foreign nation. He will not become the hero that Leal knows the city needs; so it is up to her to listen, and ultimately reply, to the voice of the worldwasp-because an astonishing disaster threatens Virga.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Thorn, Joyce Irvine

Length:

11h 42m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

51:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

48:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:18