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Excerpted from Necromancer by Dickson, Gordon R. Copyright © 1998 by Dickson, Gordon R.. Excerpted by permission.
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But Paul Formain, a strangely gifted young engineer, doesn't believe a word of it.
So he comes to Walter Blunt's Chantry Guild, whose motto is "Destruct!" and whose stated goal is the end of civilization. There are Alternate Laws at work in the world, says the Chantry Guild; Walter Blunt has pledged his life to them, and to the principle of destruction as a positive force.
Even more disturbingly, the Alternate Laws appear to work.
After centuries of hope and progress, and the triumph of science, something strange is happening to mankind. And whatever it is, it's going to be big.
Posted February 2, 2001
This book introduces us to the beginning of the Splinter Cultures of humanity - (religious fanatics, intellectual fanatics, and professional warriors). YOU CAN'T ENJOY THIS BOOK WITHOUT READING 'DORSAI!' FIRST. We confront the beginnings of interstellar spaceflight using the phase-shift, and recongnize the connection between Paul Formain (in this book) and Donal Graeme (not mentioned in this book but appears in Dorsai!). We are actually introduced to the Chantry Guild itself!
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Posted May 23, 2012
Posted June 5, 2000
This book is not as great as I originally thought it would be. The title offered such great promise, but the book itself was quite dissapointing.
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Posted January 28, 2000
I am not sure where this belongs in the Chantry Guild cycle but it is the first one that I read. I downloaded it to my Rocket e-book and did not read it for several days. I thought the storyline was a bit confused but slowly figured it out. I was still a bit confused when the two main characters met each other. I would like to have had a bit more of the explanation of the Dorsai. I was intrigued enough though to download 'Tactics of Mistake' which gave me a much better understanding of the whole universe that has been created.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 7, 2011
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