Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 3rd 1985
Pages no: 412
Edition language: English
Series: Tekumel (#2)
Four attempts and 26 years. That's how long it took me to finally complete MAR Barker's monumental "Flamesong". The world is incredible: intricate, alien, vast, internally consistent. But the late Barker's means of relating this intricacy, through long monologues at the most unlikely times, make it ...
Professor Barker is a better imaginer of worlds than a writer about them.
M.A.R. Barker's world is incredibly detailed -- he even published books on the Tsolyani language. Read this book for the worldbuilding, and for a fairly decent story, but his characterization is where he falls flat -- none of the characters are particularly sympathetic or distinctive. I finished the...
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