Gods of the Well of Souls (Watchers at the Well Series #3)

Gods of the Well of Souls (Watchers at the Well Series #3)

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by Jack L. Chalker
     
 

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In its hour of need, the Well World's guardians had been neutralized. Nathan Brazil was shipwrecked on a desert island with a seemingly harmless girl who had caused his mind to be invaded, his will sapped, and his mission forgotten. Mavra Chang had been abducted by a vicious gang of inter-hex drug smugglers and held prisoner by a revenge-mad creature who had

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In its hour of need, the Well World's guardians had been neutralized. Nathan Brazil was shipwrecked on a desert island with a seemingly harmless girl who had caused his mind to be invaded, his will sapped, and his mission forgotten. Mavra Chang had been abducted by a vicious gang of inter-hex drug smugglers and held prisoner by a revenge-mad creature who had surgically and genetically altered her into a bizarre farm and made her a slave to powerful narcotics. But the Well of Souls, sophisticated beyond human understanding, was still a machine; it needed its guardians. And so it set plans in motion to jolt its champions back into the game.

But avert if Brazil or Chang could overcome the formidable obstacles in their path, they could not know that all the players, even the great Well computer, were being manipulated by the Kraang, an entity more ancient than the universe itself. For the Kraang had a game plan that would use the guardians to give it powers far beyond those avert of the Well of Souls — making it a living god....

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Carl Hays
The final installment in Chalker's Watchers at the Well trilogy finds immortal Well World guardians Nathan Brazil and Mavra Chang falling more deeply--and inescapably--into the traps laid for them by the unseen evil entity known as the Kraang. After being separately summoned from Earth by the virtually omnipotent, universe-shaping Well computer, the two quickly become distracted from their caretaking responsibilities by Kraang-manipulated circumstances in different Well World zones. Chang is kidnapped, drugged, and surgically altered into a bizarre alien hybrid by the vengeful former drug dealer Campos, while Brazil is shipwrecked, critically injured, and, finally, rendered helplessly comatose. Faced with nearly insurmountable odds, Chang must rely on her ingenuity and a few humans who blundered through the Well Gate to access the Well computer before the Kraang seizes it and gains universal control. Although this is not the best of the Well World novels, Chalker is a marvel at skillfully confronting his protagonists with almost impossible challenges and then ingeniously resolving the conflicts. A satisfying ending to a justifiably popular series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345388506
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Series:
Watchers at the Well Series , #3
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Jack L. Chalker (1944-2005) was an American science fiction author. He is best known for his Well World series. He was very involved in the Science Fiction and Fantasy writing community. In 1963 he helped found the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and was a three-term treasurer of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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Gods of the Well of Souls (Watchers at the Well Series #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is a definite must read for all fans of the Well World saga.