Suldrun's Garden

Suldrun's Garden

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Overview

Take a doomed princess, a dispossessed prince and a wicked king, a vengeful magician and a melancholy witch; now add fairies, ogres, changelings, scheming barons, wanderers who are not what they seem, robbers, orphans, and a race of hardbitten warriors at war with all humanity. Stir in politics, intrigue, plots and assassinations, battles and sieges, then set it all to simmer in a mythical archipelago across the western sea before the time of Arthur. Jack Vance draws together the threads of fairy tale and pagan myth to weave an epic tapestry of adventure and intrigue in the Elder Isles. The result is a masterpiece. - Matt Hughes

Suldrun's Garden is Book I of the Lyonesse series, and Volume 52 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series.Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collectionis based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoyup-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributedby a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of theauthor's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These uniquefeatures will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work forthe first time.

- John Vance II

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619470910
Publisher: Spatterlight Press
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Lyonesse Series , #1
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 323,655
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

California native Jack Vance (1916-2013) was one of the greats of science fiction. He was the author of dozens of sci-fi books and fantasy novels, including the popular Lyonesse and Dying Earth series and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning book The Last Castle. In 1997, he was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in Oakland, California.

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Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the Elder Isles! Where, apparently, rape is the national pass-time! I guess this was before hobbies were invented. The descriptions aren't too graphic, though. It can be easy to get lost amid the unfamiliar place and people names that are constantly being hurled at you, especially at first. I enjoyed the book; could hardly stop reading it, in fact. It is dramatic and suspenseful, the characters fully developed and engaging. The plot is gripping, though about halfway through I started becoming quite frustrated. It seemed that victory was impossible for our heroes. I became so fatigued with all the rape and loss that I almost quit reading! Still, I'm glad I finished. It was worth the trouble. All in all, a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the cover illustration and the beginning, but this author seems to enjoy making up names for people and places more than actually having those people and places mean something. So many false starts that I felt like I was starting a new book every twenty pages or so.. Very frustrating! I was very frustrated not to know Suldrun more...
Boks More than 1 year ago
A remarkable blend of the cynical and pure sense of wonder, written in a language of profound eloquence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love medieval folklore, magic and stories that capture the good vs evil concepts along with the grey areas in between, you will enjoy this book.
Doctorpatt More than 1 year ago
delivered by one John Holbrook Vance...this is the culmination of a fine writer's vision, morality, and imagination. Jack Vance writes like his pants are on fire--bold, original, and totally captivating. In this tale of magic, romance, and skullduggery, there are no cardboard cutout characters, only boldly imagined, fierce and wonderful writings of a world gone by...a true collector's book, to be treasured by all ages. This guy deserves fame, fortune, and riches...he's led a remarkable life, and his body of work is simply amazing. Read on...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To anoymous dated 6/13. You better re-read those 442 pages. Just off hand I can think of 3 rape sequences including one involving a 12 year old girl, and that's without thinking hard. Anonymous 12/13, if you think this is the best fantasy book you've ever read, then apparently you haven't read much. Read The Wheel of Time then say that.
DFen911 More than 1 year ago
I have no idea what "Anonymous" was talking about. There was only one hint at a "rape" scene in all 442 pages and there were no details given. But this book is not a 'rape vest' as indicated. The plot does twist and turn and a couple of times I had to think of who was who. The story lays down a lot of ground work for the rest of the series. I am looking forward to reading the Green Pearl which is the second in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it all. Im done. I dont see how i can finish the trilogy. You spend two hundred pages with a character but the author gives you zero insight and no depth. Then he dies by hanging in one sentence and no more elaboration other than he died. A child has more imagination. Simply horrible. I hung on as i enjoyed the writing but the utter disregard for character development was painful. It pains me as i almost always finish the series but just cant do it. Third time i think in my life. My advice is dont start.
Loocha More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt, the BEST fantasy trilogy I have ever read. Lyonesse, The Green Pearl, Madouc--all three a MUST read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice easy read. I will continue reading this series.
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