Green Universe

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 548 ratings

Green Publisher's Summary

She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name, her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan and the skills of an assassin, she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke's collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke's city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.

Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the readers mind for a long time.

©2009 Joseph E. Lake, Jr. (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Green

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 253

    She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own nameher earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesanand the skills of an assassinshe was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Dukes collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gods, Cat People, Female Assassins, Whips--

    • By Jefferson on 02-11-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Endurance

    • Green Universe, Book 2
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Green is back in Copper Downs. Purchased from her father in sunny Selistan when she was four years old, she was harshly raised to be a courtesan, companion, and bedmate of the Immortal Duke of Copper Downs. But Green rebelled.Green killed the Duke, and many others, and won her freedom. Yet she is still claimed by the gods and goddesses of her world, and they still require her service. Their demands are greater than any duke's could have been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By MrBoobo on 12-26-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Kalimpura

    • Green Universe, Book 3
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Green is hounded by the gods of Copper Downs and the gods of Kalimpura, who have laid claim to her and her children. She never wanted to be a conduit for the supernatural, but when she killed the Immortal Duke and created the Ox god with the power she released, she came to their notice. Now she has sworn to retrieve the two girls taken hostage by the Bittern Court, one of Kalimpura’s rival guilds. But the Temple of the Lily Goddess is playing politics with her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please let there be a fourth book!

    • By Pam on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Coming for Green: A Tale of the Green Universe

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "Coming for Green" is set in the universe of his "Green" novels. It was published for the first time in the 2010 collection, The Sky That Wraps. Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks, Jay Lake

    • By Pam on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • People of Leaf and Branch

    • A Tale of the Green Universe
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "People of Leaf and Branch" is set in the universe of his "Green" novels. It was first published in the June 2009 issue of Fantasy Magazine.

    Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks, Jay Lake

    • By Pam on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • A Water Matter

    • A Tale of the Green Universe
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "A Water Matter" is set in the universe of his "Green" novels. It was first published in 2008 on Tor.com. Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks, Jay Lake

    • By Pam on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99