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Read & Download The Green Pearl ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Summary Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack Vance Jack Vance ´ 6 Read & Download Werful magic of sorcerers living and forgottenNow as Aillas of Troicinet and Casimir of Lyonesse parry and feint in a duel of wits the mysterious aura of the G. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureThe Green Pearl is another engrossing adventure in Jack Vance s whimsical world This installment of Lyonesse mainly follows Aillas now King of Troicinet as he seeks revenge on the Ska tests his infatuation with Tatzel deals with a couple of traitors and tries to thwart the ambitions of King Casmir of Lyonesse who unbeknownst to Casmir is Aillas s son s grandfather We also spend uite a bit of time with Shimrod Glyneth Melancthe and some new and excellent characters such as the duplicitous innkeeper Dildahl the dogged but distractible Visbhume and The Notable and Singular Zuck Dealer in Objects Uniue Under the FirmamentThere are two main reasons that I love Lyonesse First I admire Vance s florid imagination His world and its creatures are uniue and while not as bizarre as Lewis Carroll s there s plenty of weirdness Second I love Jack Vance s odd but irresistible style There s no message no lesson no pretensions it s just pure fast paced entertainment But best of all Vance s deliberately peculiar and droll prose makes me laughA crippled ex soldier named Manting for ten years had served the county as executioner He did his work efficiently and expunged Long Liam s life definitely enough but in a style uite devoid of that extra element of surprise and poignancy which distinguished the notable executioner from his staid colleague then Manting comes into possession of the Green Pearl which Long Liam had carried Thereafter all who watched Manting declared that they had never seen the executioner s work done with grace and attention to detail so at times Manting and the condemned man seemed participants in a tragic drama which set every heart to throbbing and at last when the latch had been sprung or the blow struck or the torch tossed into the faggots there was seldom a dry eye among the spectatorsAnd the dialog is truly humorous so many authors try but Vance gets it right Just two short examples The barber said politely Sire I suggest that you hold your feet motionless while I am cutting your toenails When the beautiful but empty headed Melancthe tries to seduce Shimrod he says My character is intensely strong and my will is like iron still I see no reason to demonstrate their strength needlesslyAgain I shake my head in bewilderment that this charming trilogy can not be acuired by the usual book obtaining methods What a shameRead my other Jack Vance reviews A lingua de fora uite a bit of time with Shimrod Glyneth Melancthe and some new and excellent characters such as the duplicitous innkeeper Dildahl the dogged but distractible Visbhume and The Notable and Singular Zuck Dealer in Objects Uniue Under the FirmamentThere are two main reasons that I love Lyonesse First I admire Vance s florid imagination His world and its creatures are La belle au bois dormant uite devoid of that extra element of surprise and poignancy which distinguished the notable executioner from his staid colleague then Manting comes into possession of the Green Pearl which Long Liam had carried Thereafter all who watched Manting declared that they had never seen the executioner s work done with grace and attention to detail so at times Manting and the condemned man seemed participants in a tragic drama which set every heart to throbbing and at last when the latch had been sprung or the blow struck or the torch tossed into the faggots there was seldom a dry eye among the spectatorsAnd the dialog is truly humorous so many authors try but Vance gets it right Just two short examples The barber said politely Sire I suggest that you hold your feet motionless while I am cutting your toenails When the beautiful but empty headed Melancthe tries to seduce Shimrod he says My character is intensely strong and my will is like iron still I see no reason to demonstrate their strength needlesslyAgain I shake my head in bewilderment that this charming trilogy can not be acuired by the No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 usual book obtaining methods What a shameRead my other Jack Vance reviews

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Read & Download The Green Pearl ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Summary Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack Vance Jack Vance ´ 6 Read & Download Reen Pearl enters their soulsIts menas are subtle but its effects are great and as the Kings of Elder ready their swords even the worlds of the immortals tremb. This second volume in the series begins with a flashback which gives additional information on something already covered in book 1 It seems that the sorcerer Tamurello who has been an opponent of the helpful sorcerer Shimrod and his patron was behind the decision of the witch Desmei to split herself into three components Melancthe who seems stupefied by ennui as Desmei was as a result of Tamurello s spell and has already acted as his pawn against Shimrod Carfilhot who was known for his cruelties until he was finally defeated and executed in book 1 and a green vapour which had been breathed in by Carfilhot and was released at his death That vapour which is the essence of evil went into the ocean and became a green pearl so in this volume it is retrieved by a fisherman after being swallowed by a fish and brings him and others to death and disasterHowever the story soon leaves the tale of the pearl for some time and returns to King Aillas and his attempts to bring order to his new kingdom in South Ulfland which has been beset by the ruthless Ska invaders who had enslaved him in book 1 Also his enemy King Casmir who was responsible for his own daughter s misery and death is still conspiring against Aillas and trying to discover who is the father of the girl whom he believes to be his daughter s Suldrun s child but whom as revealed in book 1 is a changeling swapped for her son Dhrun That son his growth accelerated by his year with the fairy folk is now with Aillas as is Glyneth the friend who helped Dhrun on his search for his father Casmir also wants to find out who Dhrun s mother was and engages Visbhume a minor sorcerer a vile character who is a sexual predator of young girls to find out And Visbhume eventually targets GlynethI was confused at the beginning where Casmir pays a state visit to Aillas they have a temporary truce because at the end of book 1 the villainous priest who betrayed Aillas and Suldrun actually told Casmir He seemed incredulous but at least I would have expected him to remember what the priest had said and wonder about it when he comes face to face with Aillas and thinks he looks familiarThe part of the book where Visbhume kidnaps Glyneth and takes her to another world where he attempts to extort the secret from her and to assault her and is continually thwarted by a being sent into that world who combines the virtues of certain others plus the stalwart courage and love of Aillas does become a bit long and drawn out It is also a bit irritating that characters such as Glyneth remain naive and prone to falling for the ploys of those that they know are totally evil It was believable in book 1 when Glyneth was a child but not when she is a grown woman and that character has already wrecked havocTherefore although this was an enjoyable read with plenty of incident the flaws in the story mean that it balances out at a 3 star read for me

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  • Hardcover
  • 406
  • The Green Pearl
  • Jack Vance
  • English
  • 26 April 2019
  • 9780887330100