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Although Into the Darkness doesn't take place on Earth, the characters are humans, and they react in plausible ways. In fact, the uses of magic for political ends are eerily similar to the ways weapons have been used to wage cold wars in our own world. And as the magic grows more powerful, the destructive cost of war to the people of Derlavai grows as well. This is no enchanting fantasy world where kindly old wizards use their magic to kill dragons and save fair maidens. Turtledove has envisioned a place where the humans are decidedly political and greedy, and where magic is just a way of getting what you want. --Adam Fisher --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book furthers Harry Turtledove's reputation as an historically knowledgeable and consistent writer. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by James K. Donegan
As the first of a siries i have to try to stress the inportance of this book. for staters i can't say this book is for light readers. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003 by William Semciw
I am sorry so many people liked this book. I wanted to like it, but after reading about 200 pages of mindless ramblings, I just had to stop. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2003
Harry Turtledove's "Into the Darkness" begins the series of a world at war, almost identical to World War Two, except this war is fought with magic, where dragons and unicorns... Read morePublished on April 27 2003 by Philip B. Yochim
This was an interesting and well-told story of WWII in a fantasy realm. Turtledove manages to make his main characters likable despite the vast number of them, and the limited time... Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2002 by "dragonhonor87"
It looks like most of my review got deleted somehow, so I'll try again:
"Into the Darkness" starts with an awesome idea, and there are some points where it almost delivers on... Read more
"Into the Darkness" starts with an awesome idea, and there are some points where it almost delivers on its initial promise. Read morePublished on July 20 2002 by not4prophet
with so many characters and countries it is difficult to keep track of what is going on throughout the book. Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by swiss1939