(PDF NEW) [The Reluctant King] Ò L. Sprague de Camp

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  • The Reluctant King
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • English
  • 22 November 2018
  • 9780671877460

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Read á The Reluctant King 102 Tunately his wife had been left behind In order to pull off a rescue Jorian would have to locate a trove of ancient spells deal with an enemy wizar. Honestly the antics of Jorian and Karadur wore out their welcome early in The Unbeheaded King While all three were meandering picaresue adventures the last seemed composed entirely of digressions around a slender core retrieving Jorian s wife from the city state of Xylar Karadur instead of being a hapless instigator of trouble on account of his unbounded gullibility as in the first two here is an unwelcome source of discouragement and negativity This forms a drag on the storyde Camp lends other elements to the Jack Vance style of picaresue His engineering background and elements of historical research occasionally appear Jorian s observations regarding the siege of Iraz in particular and this is where I think the series is at its strongest The humorous angle in particular the earthy undertones work less well and sometimes felt forced

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Read á The Reluctant King 102 Laws of Xylar decreed that each king shall be beheaded upon the end of their five year reign So with the help of a wizard King Jorian escaped Unfor. Unlike most fantasy novels this one is a bit aimless It s the adventures of some guy on the run in a made up world The hero is amost absurdly over ualified for his new found role and it is easy to pan the book for using obvious or well worn scenariosWhat makes the series enjoyable is that it serves as a platform for L Sprague de Camp to share his observations and insights on various social and political systems A good skewering of many fantasy tropes is included always accompanied by a historical or biological justification eg what mermaids or unicorns would really look like the limitations of being a cold blooded dragon etc Remarkably cynical for such a light hearted adventure

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Read á The Reluctant King 102 D steal an item from a 500 year old princess and then some Contains three complete novels The Goblin Tower The Clocks of Iraz and The Unbeheaded Ki. An amusing book Like all of L Sprague de Camp s books that I ve read it s very much in his style which is very distinct I m guessing that people generally either enjoy or don t enjoy his style and like or dislike his books accordinglyI find this book is perfect to read while I m doing something else like watching football or re watching a tv series that also doesn t take much concentration Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest (Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom) either The Girls of the Rose Dormitory enjoy or don t Antonioni or The Surface of the World enjoy his style and like or dislike his books accordinglyI find this book is perfect to read while I m doing something Weekend Language: Presenting with More Stories and Less PowerPoint else like watching football or re watching a tv series that also doesn t take much concentration