Silverlock

Silverlock

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by John Myers Myers
     
 

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SILVERLOCK is one of the all-time great fantasy classics. In this richly picaresque story of a modern man's fruitful adventurings in legendary realms of gold, John Myers Myers has presented a glowing tapestry of real excitement and meaning. In essence, this is the tale of Silverlock's wanderings in the Commonwealth, the land of immortal heroes real and imagined, in

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SILVERLOCK is one of the all-time great fantasy classics. In this richly picaresque story of a modern man's fruitful adventurings in legendary realms of gold, John Myers Myers has presented a glowing tapestry of real excitement and meaning. In essence, this is the tale of Silverlock's wanderings in the Commonwealth, the land of immortal heroes real and imagined, in search of his true destiny. In form, it is sheer headlong narrative, with occasional clangorous verses woven into its fabric. In content, it is something between a many-peopled, incident-studded story of high emprise, and a morality for our time. Always it is fresh and bold in concept, superb in its execution ... How A. Clarence Shandon came to the Commonwealth, exchanging his everyday name and Chicago-bound life for that of a traveler beyond time; what great ones of old legend and modern story he encountered, and to what purpose; what loves he knew and what fights he fought; what trials befell him in the Pit, and what truth he discovered when at last he won to the Hippocrene Spring--these are matters of such crowding variety and implicit significance as the reader must discover for himself ... And in the discovering, the literate reader will have a wonderful time. He will be amused by the wicked wit that illumines the vast panorama, and intrigued by the challenge it offers his own learning. Most of all, he will be impressed by its profound knowledge, of our cultural heritage, and stirred by its vital interpretations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000155073
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Silverlock 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful read full of adventure for both bibliophiles and the casual fantasy readers alike! If you enjoy escaping into a book, this is the book you want to escape into. The main character is an Everyman that any man (or woman) can sympathize with in his struggles to understand and grow as a person. The story begins with a ship wreck and the ride continues to get more interesting from there. A reader can expect to run into a myriad of familiar characters and some characters not so familiar, but still fun to encounter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
perhaps the best adventure book ever. cleverly written, we follow the misfortunes of a man clearly in need of a major life change. does he ever find it in this archpellagio of toil and trouble. the characters are superbly crafted, and the twisted tales of this adventure will leave you spellbound.
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Shinobi-Jim More than 1 year ago
I first read this book as an adolescent and loved the adventure, and familiar characters. Now 30 years later I have enjoyed the book for the same reasons, but being better read, I recognize even more literary characters than before. In addition I find Myers' 1940's hip dialect to make very interesesting prose.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book in a thrift shop, and once I cracked the spine, I was hooked. I was almost halfway through it, and incredibly excited about the completion and conclusion of the novel, but in a fit of tiredness, I accidently tossed it in the wash with my work clothes. I am awash in disappointment, but what I've read was superb and outstanding, and I'd love to get my hands on another copy. Anyway, fantasy lovers, READ THIS BOOK! It's CRUCIAL!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good adventure thou it refers to sex alot it is still wonderful