Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse Series #1)

Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse Series #1)

by Jack Vance
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Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse Series #1) by Jack Vance

A monument of fantastic literature to stand beside such classics as Dune and The Lord of the Rings, Lyonesse evokes the Elder Isles, a land of pre-Arthurian myth now lost beneath the Atlantic, where powerful sorcerers, aloof faeries, stalwart champions, and nobles eccentric, magnanimous, and cruel pursue intrigue among their separate worlds. In this first book of the trilogy, Suldrun's Garden, Prince Aillas of Troicinet is betrayed on his first diplomatic voyage and cast into the sea. Before he redeems his birthright, he must pass the breadth of Hybras Isle as prisoner, vagabond, and slave, an acquaintance of faeries, wizards, and errant knights, and lover to a sad and beautiful girl whose fate sets his undying hatred for her tyrannical father--Casmir, King of Lyonesse. This eBook comprises the definitive text of Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden, meticulously re-edited by the Vance Integral Edition project in close collaboration with the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597290302
Publisher: Electricstory.com
Publication date: 01/01/1983
Series: Lyonesse Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 194,649
File size: 641 KB

About the Author

California native Jack Vance (1916-2013) was one of the greats of science fiction. He was the author of dozens of sci-fi books and fantasy novels, including the popular Lyonesse and Dying Earth series and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning book The Last Castle. In 1997, he was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in Oakland, California.

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Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the Elder Isles! Where, apparently, rape is the national pass-time! I guess this was before hobbies were invented. The descriptions aren't too graphic, though. It can be easy to get lost amid the unfamiliar place and people names that are constantly being hurled at you, especially at first. I enjoyed the book; could hardly stop reading it, in fact. It is dramatic and suspenseful, the characters fully developed and engaging. The plot is gripping, though about halfway through I started becoming quite frustrated. It seemed that victory was impossible for our heroes. I became so fatigued with all the rape and loss that I almost quit reading! Still, I'm glad I finished. It was worth the trouble. All in all, a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the cover illustration and the beginning, but this author seems to enjoy making up names for people and places more than actually having those people and places mean something. So many false starts that I felt like I was starting a new book every twenty pages or so.. Very frustrating! I was very frustrated not to know Suldrun more...
Boks More than 1 year ago
A remarkable blend of the cynical and pure sense of wonder, written in a language of profound eloquence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love medieval folklore, magic and stories that capture the good vs evil concepts along with the grey areas in between, you will enjoy this book.
Doctorpatt More than 1 year ago
delivered by one John Holbrook Vance...this is the culmination of a fine writer's vision, morality, and imagination. Jack Vance writes like his pants are on fire--bold, original, and totally captivating. In this tale of magic, romance, and skullduggery, there are no cardboard cutout characters, only boldly imagined, fierce and wonderful writings of a world gone by...a true collector's book, to be treasured by all ages. This guy deserves fame, fortune, and riches...he's led a remarkable life, and his body of work is simply amazing. Read on...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To anoymous dated 6/13. You better re-read those 442 pages. Just off hand I can think of 3 rape sequences including one involving a 12 year old girl, and that's without thinking hard. Anonymous 12/13, if you think this is the best fantasy book you've ever read, then apparently you haven't read much. Read The Wheel of Time then say that.
DFen911 More than 1 year ago
I have no idea what "Anonymous" was talking about. There was only one hint at a "rape" scene in all 442 pages and there were no details given. But this book is not a 'rape vest' as indicated. The plot does twist and turn and a couple of times I had to think of who was who. The story lays down a lot of ground work for the rest of the series. I am looking forward to reading the Green Pearl which is the second in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it all. Im done. I dont see how i can finish the trilogy. You spend two hundred pages with a character but the author gives you zero insight and no depth. Then he dies by hanging in one sentence and no more elaboration other than he died. A child has more imagination. Simply horrible. I hung on as i enjoyed the writing but the utter disregard for character development was painful. It pains me as i almost always finish the series but just cant do it. Third time i think in my life. My advice is dont start.
Loocha More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt, the BEST fantasy trilogy I have ever read. Lyonesse, The Green Pearl, Madouc--all three a MUST read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice easy read. I will continue reading this series.
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