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The Atheling Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 1991

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Reprint edition (Sept. 1 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451451104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451451101
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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From Publishers Weekly

After several young-adult novels, Chetwin weighs in with the first volume of a tetralogy called The Last Legacy. A framing story depicts a postholocaust Earth whose inhabitants, having learned nothing from history, are moving toward a second nuclear war. Most of the book, though, is devoted to the planet Phrynis, a familiar medieval fantasy world where ideas of democracy are undermining the ancient Gnangar dynasty's hold on the country of Gurnyac. More immediately, aging king Sharroc is murdered while his heir, Torc, is on a traditional religious retreat. Scenes at the latter community are at the heart of this installment, as the selfish, impulsive prince learns a measure of humility, empathy and control. Given the overall didactic intent and the limited effort at novelistic detail in character, story or setting, this reads like an overlong parable.
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From Library Journal

As the governments of Earth approach a secondand perhaps finalnuclear holocaust, an old man known for his psychic visions receives images from a faraway world where the result of a blood-war between princes seems to hold the key to the peace of both worlds. Chetwin's first novel features a double storyline with separate but equal portions of sf and fantasy, resulting in an uneasy mixture that may blend as the series progresses. Libraries may wish to wait for the sequel before purchasing. JC
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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