Silverlock [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Silverlock

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000155073
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 678,081
  • File size: 990 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Do You Ever Feel Like Escaping Into a Book?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    I love this book

    This is a really good adventure thou it refers to sex alot it is still wonderful

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Great read!

    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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