Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does.At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana... show more
Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does.At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana command an audience of billions. Yet he is shackled by a rigid caste society, bound to ignore the grim fact that he kills men on a far-off world for the entertainment of his own planet--and bound to keep his rage in check.But now Michaelson has crossed the line. His estranged wife, Pallas Rill, has mysteriously disappeared in the slums of Ankhana. To save her, he must confront the greatest challenge of his life: a lethal game of cat and mouse with the most treacherous rulers of two worlds . . .
Publish date: May 29th 1999
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 545
Edition language: English
Series: The Acts of Caine (#1)
Wow, this was excellent, a rip-roaring epic fantasy with a brilliant premise. Hari Michaelson is an actor in the real world sent to the magical world of Ankhana. As Caine, he acts out adventures for the entertainment of the elite in their simichairs back on Earth. Why, WHY is this not a screenplay?A...
What a refreshing story to read. It reads a little bit similar to Glen Cook's Black Company or Lynch's Lies of Locke Lamora because of the bloody descriptions of battle, intricate plot lines and very detailed first person perspective. Hari Michaelson is an Actor who lives in a vaguely dystopian worl...
So... This book. I'm gonna go with 2.5 stars here. I started this book a month and a half ago, give or take a couple days. It felt like I was reading it forever and ever... and there were times when I thought it would never end. To be fair, there was a lot going on in my life that made reading take ...
Review pending - one helluva great book.
3.5 starsThe pros: Great combat scenes, lots of fast-paced action, dystopian future Earth reminiscent of ancient history repeating itself, and plots within plots ... all for your entertainment. The cons: Prolific profanity (although I suppose it could be argued that it's all relevant and 'in char...