Astreiant

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

Point of Hopes Publisher's Summary

Nicolas Rathe is a pointsman, a dedicated watchman in the great city of Astreiant. During the annual trade fair, with a city filled with travelers and merchants, someone is stealing children. The populace is getting angry and frightened and convinced that a foreigner must be to blame. Rathe calls on the aid of both an out-of-work soldier, the handsome Philip Eslingen, and the necromancer Istre b'Estorr.

The art of astrology is a very real power in the kingdom and plays as much a role in politics as greed and intrigue. Rathe finds himself struggling to find the children before a major astrological event brings about catastrophe.

The first in a series of fantasy novels filled with adventure, intrigue, and gay romance.

©1995, 2012 Melissa Scott (P)2015 Melissa Scott
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  • Book 1

    • Point of Hopes

    • A Novel of Astreiant
    • By: Melissa Scott, Lisa A. Barnett
    • Narrated by: Matt Leisy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Nicolas Rathe is a pointsman, a dedicated watchman in the great city of Astreiant. During the annual trade fair, with a city filled with travelers and merchants, someone is stealing children. The populace is getting angry and frightened and convinced that a foreigner must be to blame. Rathe calls on the aid of both an out-of-work soldier, the handsome Philip Eslingen, and the necromancer Istre b'Estorr.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better editing.

    • By Dona on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1.5

    • Point of Knives

    • A Novella of Astreiant, Book 1.5
    • By: Melissa Scott
    • Narrated by: Matt Leisy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The events of Midsummer have hardly been forgotten by the Fall Balance, and Nicolas Rathe can hardly complain that they've done any harm to his reputation, or to the reputation of the Points in general. However, it has meant that he's more in demand as an investigator, and the increased recognition and workload has made it hard to pursue friendship, or anything more, with Philip Eslingen, his comrade in the rescue of the stolen children.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant

    • Astreiant, Book 2
    • By: Melissa Scott, Lisa A. Barnett
    • Narrated by: Mark Mullaney
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The city of Astreiant has gone crazy with enthusiasm for a new play, The Drowned Island, a lurid farrago of melodrama and innuendo. Pointsman Nicolas Rathe is not amused, however, at a real dead body on stage and must investigate. A string of murders follow, perhaps related to the politically important masque that is to play on that same stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting from start to finish!

    • By Maddi on 11-05-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

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