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The Edge of the World (Terra Incognita Series #1)

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    Another great Kevin Anderson book

    I am a big fan of Kevin Anderson and his Saga of the Seven Suns series and his co-authoring the Dune series. I WAS a little skeptical, of this book. I like to read space adventures. BUT... I had to try it, Kevin is one of my favorite authors after all. And I was not disappointed. The Edge of the World is a GREAT book. Lots of adventures, discoveries, romance (good and evil), little mistakes that turn into major war.
    This is a hard to put down book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

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    The first Terra Incognita tale showcases Kevin J. Anderson's skills as he leaves outer space an apparent fantasy saga

    The war between the followers of the two Gods, Aiden and Urec, the sons of the creator, has been going on forever. Both nations have suffered from the constant battles and need for vigil. An inferno devastates the city of Ishalem that sits on the isthmus separating the two kingdoms. Each side blames the other for the disaster and back and forth reprisals heats up the hostilities over the next thirteen years. --------

    Hope to end the conflict seems unlikely as massacres especially of civilians are the acceptable norm. Yet each nation decides victory is theirs if they are the first to find a legendary land on THE EDGE OF THE WORLD that hints of divine truths, which also means a dangerous sea race venturing into the treacherous sea beyond the isthmus.----------

    The first Terra Incognita tale showcases Kevin J. Anderson's skills as he leaves outer space (see the Saga of Seven Suns) for an apparent fantasy saga. However, although there are hints of otherworldly elements, none surface so that the hostilities make the story line seem more like a historical military novel. Still the tale is engaging as Mr. Anderson begins to explore the causes of the conflict; hopefully in future entries he will go core deep into how the constant war impacts societies; as the fight rules these two nations.----------

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Great book

    Loved it

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

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    Over the Edge

    I had never heard of Kevin J. Anderson before reading "The Edge of the World". While reading the book, I saw Anderson's name associated with Star Wars (which my family read/watched but I don't) and Dune (I read 4 or 5 books). I was immediately pulled into this book (The
    Edge...) and couldn't put it down. I read loads of fantasy and books meant for high school kids. True, there are some rather descriptive killing scenes in the book not worthy of reading or discussion within a school environment. Nonetheless, his imagination in creating those three different groups of people and their daily movement through time whether on land or water, well it does make one wonder how they were created. As a creative and imaginative person myself, I am pleased to read descriptions well beyond those I have made up. As soon as I see the followup book(s) extending this story, I am sure to purchase them.

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  • Posted May 13, 2009

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    Terra Incognita, The Edge of the World

    I was fortunate enough to receive an advance reading copy of this.

    Terra Incognita, The Edge of the World

    Whether you are already familiar with, and a fan of Kevin J. Anderson's other works such as his critically acclaimed Saga of the Seven Suns series, or his collaborative forays into the legendary Dune Universe with Brian Herbert (the son of Frank Herbert), or new to his creative endeavors, you will be pleasantly surprised by Mr. Anderson's adept return into the fantasy realm.

    Humans have a natural inclination to explore the world around them, to push at the boundaries of the known world, to boldly go out to the edge of the map, sometimes for wealth, sometimes for power, and sometimes just to know what is out there. It's this passion to push back the blank spaces on the maps that drove explorers like Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, and Lewis & Clark to undertake their journeys at great personal risk, to go to The Edge of the World, and hopefully return.

    The Edge of the World is the first of a three book saga that offers a complex blend of exploration, clashing cultures and religions, fanaticism, ill-fated love, and of course sea monsters. As always the author's clear and concise writing style keeps you flipping page after page, as the story unfolds a t a rapid pace, sweeping you away through the various currents of the many characters lives as we watch them try to cope with a quickly changing, turbulent environment that sets the stage for the next installment, The Map of All things (due out in the summer of 2010).

    Though it is a book in the Fantasy genre, it has only a small taste of magic, no wizards and warlocks, no Orcs and Goblins, no magical creatures like unicorns. It is much closer to a historical novel, but set in a different world from our own. It is largely influenced by the Crusades and the Prester John legends from our own middle ages. The story focuses on two nations, who both share the same common legends about how their lands were settled by Aiden and Urec , the two sons of Ondun who is creator of the world.

    Over time, each of these nations developed into two completely different cultures with two completely different religions paying homage to Aiden and Urec, but shared the city of Ishalem that sits on the isthmus separating the two kingdoms. The two nations coexist in relative peace until a fire burns the holy city to the ground. It's this incident that sets the stage for a religious war, and a desperate search to find the fabled land if Terravitae that lays somewhere across the sea, beyond the edge of the known world.

    The Edge of the World will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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