Banks, Iain M.

| 2008

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In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilisations throughout the greater galaxy. Concealing her new identity - and her particular set of abilities - might be a dangerous strategy, however. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's...

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Dan Tilert



Det brjar knnas enformigt att stta fyror p nstan alla Culture-bcker, men de r s trevliga att lsa. Matter har fr all del en tillrckligt solid story, men som vanligt r den frmsta behllningen att ta del av vrlden Banks har skapat. Bokens avslutning skulle kunna dra ned totalintrycket, det r - ter - lite deus ex machina ver den, men det r andra sidan vlskrivet.