- Tapa blanda: 394 páginas
- Editor: 47North (17 de septiembre de 2013)
- Colección: The Starfolk
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 147780739X
- ISBN-13: 978-1477807392
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
King of Swords (The Starfolk) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 17 sep 2013
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Rigel has always known he is not quite human, but the only clue to his origin is the otherworldly bracelet he has worn since childhood.
His search for his parentage leads him to the Starlands, where reality and fantasy have changed places. There he learns that he is a human-starborn cross, and his bracelet is the legendary magical amulet Saiph, which makes its wearer an unbeatable swordsman. Fighting off monsters, battling a gang of assassins seeking to kill him, Rigel finds honorable employment as a hero. He knows that he must die very soon if he remains in the Starlands, but he has fallen hopelessly in love with a princess and cannot abandon her.
Through the imaginative landscape of the Starlands, Rigel's quest leads him to encounter minotaurs, sphinxes, cyclops, and more fearsome creatures in Dave Duncan's latest fantasy series.
Biografía del autor
Dave Duncan is a prolific writer of fantasy and science fiction, best known for his fantasy series, particularly The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word, and The King's Blades. He and his wife Janet, his in-house editor and partner for over fifty years, live in Victoria, British Columbia. They have three children and four grandchildren. Dave's blog and webpage: www.daveduncan.com
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That said even though I had to push my way through the book I did enjoy reading this and I will be interested to see if the second book in this series improves on the series by explaining more of the random inserts of dialogue that mean nothing or position what is actually happening and not assume we can infer everything.
I am cautiously optimistic, but will read book two with some sense of foreboding...
To me, Duncan's work is pure entertainment. I don't go in expecting deep intellectual or emotional stimulation. I simply expect an engaging story - something I might start and finish to kill the time on a long plane ride.
However, even with those expectations firmly in place, this book didn't engage me. The plot felt strung together, and the motivations of the various characters didn't work for me. The inter-species tension between Humans and Starfolk were so strong that the devotion and attraction some characters felt for each other seemed too far fetched.