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Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley Paperback – Aug 1 2006

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Aegypan (Aug. 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159818928X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598189285
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,160,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Rich writing and swashbuckling plot Nov. 15 2006
By Matthew Schwarz - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the first novel by Lord Dunsany (aka Edward JMD Plunkett), a turn of the 19th/20th century author who was a pioneer in what was to become the genre of "Fantasy". His writing is some of the richest, most beautiful English I've ever read and his novels are a treasure for that reason alone. He also has an insight and storytelling skill that rates his writing as "literature" - much more so than all but the best fantasy authors (such as Ursula LeGuin).

That being said, this novel is notable for being a little more "fun" than his high fantasy that follows - it has a lot of humor and derring-do in it and is somewhat reminiscent of Dumas's "Three Musketeers" in that element. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard while reading such excellent prose! The plot revolves around the adventures of a young Spanish gentleman, who not being the eldest son will not inherit his father's property must seek his own fortune.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys Dumas, Stevenson, "The Princess Bride", or Zorro!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Awesome dry wit, a great storyteller Dec 17 2013
By Gift Card Recipient - Published on
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Marvelous story of a charming, elegant nobleman and his clever servant who have very entertaining adventures together. Just as good as King of Elfland's Daughter, in a very different way. Read also, The Charwoman's ... Can't quite remember the title.
A boring story about a bland Nov. 22 2014
By gashlycrumb - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This didn't have the magic of his other books I've read, and I found it lacking.

A boring story about a bland, entitled young man.

I think there were more words spent describing bacon than all the female characters together.