Rostov Rising: The Tales of Baron Rostov

Rostov Rising: The Tales of Baron Rostov

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by Roger Bourke White Jr.
     
 

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What would you do?

If Aladdin and his gene rode by you … worried and in a big hurry?

If a dragon so old and so powerful that it was in "Long ago …" stories was stealing maidens from your valley?

These are the kinds of mysteries and challenges Baron Rostov faces.

Have fun …

This is a Tales of Technofiction book.

Overview

What would you do?

If Aladdin and his gene rode by you … worried and in a big hurry?

If a dragon so old and so powerful that it was in "Long ago …" stories was stealing maidens from your valley?

These are the kinds of mysteries and challenges Baron Rostov faces.

Have fun …

This is a Tales of Technofiction book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449032241
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
File size:
282 KB

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Rostov Rising: The Tales of Baron Rostov 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Cyreenik More than 1 year ago
Rostov rising is White's contribution to the fantasy genre - it is technofantasy. This means that the magic and motivations in the stories are internally consistent, and wrapped around a good story filled with interesting characters. The book is a series of tales centering on Baron Iglacias Rostov, the magic using ruler of the Kalzov valley, located in the Balkans, and taking place as the Renaissance is flowering in Italy. According to White, "Being in this setting lets the Baron interact with many different cultures and ideas. His stories swirl with a mix of Western and Eastern Christian and Muslim Turkish influences. All the while his is also dealing with the primordial magic of this remote valley where nymphs, dryads and many more magical creatures abound, plus he is well versed in natural sciences from getting an education in Florence, and he can travel to various planes of magical existence. It's a mix that makes for some very interesting tales." In these tales the Baron meets up with some classic fantasy characters. In one, he meets Aladdin with his lamp and his genie. In another he faces off against a clever old dragon who is stealing beautiful maidens from his valley. But when the Baron faces these classic fantasy foes, the story that comes out is completely different! And lots of fun. Rostov Rising is for those who like fantasy, but want to read stories that have compelling characters and good internal consistency - in Rostov Rising, the bad guys have good reason for doing what they do, too, and it's not something as ho-hum as, "I want to rule the universe! Mwwahahah!" It's a good read, you'll have fun with it.