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Somehow I missed Jack Vance in the 60s when I was such an avid syfy reader. Jun 30, Gordon Howard rated it liked it. Each is a novel in itself but for best demonjo I recommend reading them in order.
Jack inspired dungeons and dragons who based their magic ssytem directly on the dying earth series of stories.
Vajce Princes 5 books. These aren’t novels that you’d want to read for their intricate plots or page-turning suspense. I thought the Star King moved slowly but this one took the taco. Still, it wasn’t all bad. Sarkovy is a planet known for its many natural botanical poisons and its populace of highly skilled poison masters who offer their services for hire and readily sell very lethal poisons at a price set by the poisoners’ guild.
Not a bad read Of course there are exceptions Cordwainer Smith and Samuel Delany come to mind, not coincidentally my two favourite science fiction authors but for the vast majority of science fiction literature out there, the language it is written in is serviceable at best and all too often merely clunky and stilted.
Vance’s description of Sarkovy and its people is fascinating, but the far future Earth is given very little description despite the dekonio spent there and many activities hack happened there. Originally the name of the first star king encountered was Grendel the Monster but in the novel released in April he was renamed Attel Remonio or Malagate the Woe.
But Malagate’s agents are already jak Smade’s Planet and after dealing with Teehalt they take what they think is the spaceship Malagate loaned to Teehalt.
This is an omnibus that compiles the first three of Jack Vance’s five novels in his Demon Princes series, and the author’s powers are on full display.
He roams the universe, searching the endless galaxies of space, hunting down the Demon Princes and exacting his revenge. This is the second time I’ve read The Palace of Love and I liked it better the second time, changing my earlier rating ajck a 3 now to a 4. The Star King was first released in and as a serial in Galaxy magazine.
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The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love
The tale of a man of driven revenge moves at a solid clip as Kith Gersen travels the cosmos, hunting the Demon Princes. Books by Jack Vance. Gersen visits the planet Sarkovy with a woman friend named Alusz Ilphigenia Eperje-Tokay in order to track down a orincipes that might help him find Falushe. I recommend the Demon Princes novels for any fan of Vance and especially as an introduction to one of the most overlooked and accomplished writers science fiction or otherwise of the 20th century.
Every page seems to bring some new encounter, often princies with irony or humor and always done with flair and imagination. I have to admit I wasn’t sold on the setting or the characters in the first volume. hack
Gersen’s obsession with tracking down and killing Falushe and his involvement with poisons, death and shady characters creates difficulties with his new romantic relationship with Alusz. Dec 06, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: Gersen targets the next name on his list, an immortal shapeshifter named Kokor Hekkus. After escaping the planet Kirth Gersen’s grandfather raised him and had him trained for many years in hand to hand combat and the skillful use of weapons and poison so that Kirth when an adult would be able to track down and kill all five of the star kings.
He roams the universe, searching the endless galaxies of space, hunting down the Demon Princes and exacting his revenge Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with a list of five names written on it. For me it is still the least fascinating of the five book series, but it is still well worth reading.
In the Demon Prince novels, Vance frequently creates page long excerpts, or in one case a made-up book excerpt followed by brief quotes from made-up critics panning that book.
I’m not sorry I read them, but I think I might skip the last two in the series. Aug 24, Steve rated it liked it Shelves: It does have a few flaws, however. In The Killing Machine, the second novel, there is further development of the main character, Kirth Gersen, so that ideally should also be read prior to reading The Palace of Love. After a slow start, the story of Kirth Gersen and an unknown antagonist named Malegate the Woe was very engaging vancf delightfully illuminating.
Dec 27, TJ rated it it was amazing. Later he joins up with a tribe of primitive creatures who are at war with Hekkus and ends up challenging the leader of the tribe in order to rescue a woman in distress. May 24, Boone rated it it was amazing.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love by Jack Vance
Kirth became a highly trained killer with principew life ambition. However, reading Vance is mostly about his style and the environments that he creates. This was a mystery and a love vancr and drifted toward planetary noir. Other books in the series. Now he is very wealthy slave owner and is the absolute dictator on his own planet where all residents must give him their first born child to enslave or use as he likes.
As ever and very strongly in the Demon Princes novelsit is his mastery of imagery, his distinctly lush yet never purple prose, and his way of nonchalantly dropping a heart-breakingly beautiful turn of phrase. During the s and s, he contributed widely to science fiction and fantasy magazines. Lists with This Book. Some of the appeal is the slow unraveling of why the criminal became that way.
Vance at his xenophilic best. Viole Falushe is the next name on Gersen’s list and the proprietor of an planet-wide brothel. I thought the books were slow and uneventful and a little pointless. In the Demon Prince no An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks revenge on five arch-criminals who killed his parents.
One Sarkovy resident is about to be executed by the guild for having sold poison to Falushe at a discount price. And the Demon Princes in no ways disappoints.