Iorich

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Iorich
Author Steven Brust
Cover artist Stephen Hickman
Country United States
Language English
Series The Vlad Taltos novels
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
January 5, 2010
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 319 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-7653-1208-2 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 428026886
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3552.R84 I57 2010
Preceded by Jhegaala
Followed by Tiassa

Iorich is the twelfth book in Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series, set in the fantasy world of Dragaera. It was published in 2010. Following the trend of the series, it is named after one of the Great Houses and usually features that House as an important element to its plot. The Iorich are renowned for their quest for justice and the rules of law. Initially released in hardcover, rather than being followed by a normal mass-market paperback, a trade paperback was released.

Plot introduction[edit]

Vlad must uncover the true motives behind the mysterious arrest of one of his friends, and in the process try to find justice—whatever that is.

Plot summary[edit]

Aliera has been arrested for practicing Elder Sorcery. The Empire was previously aware of her involvement with this ancient magic, so, naturally, confusion arises over the timing of, and true motivation for, her arrest. Aliera seems unwilling to defend herself, and neither Morrolan or Sethra step in to help her situation. Vlad's curiosity (and respect for his friend) lead him to initiate an investigation into the matter and engagement of an advocate to defend Aliera (despite her objections).

Along the way Vlad finds out that the entire affair is all to do with a plot between the Orca, Jhereg and Left hand of the Jhereg.