Publish date: August 1st 1991
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 426
Edition language: English
Series: Lyonesse -3 omnibus (#3)
In many ways, the Lyonesse Trilogy consists of three threads which connect sometimes very tangentially. There is the competition between the various kingdoms, the conflict between the mages, and the quests into 'fairyland'. Each of these stories is dispersed through the novels in varying doses. In...
I liked Madouc more this time than the first time I read it. Still, it failed to work the usual Vance magic on me. Effectively, it mostly provide more of the same (as was in the first two books). Usually, with Vance, that's more than enough.I'm not sure why I was ... not dissatisfied, but complacent...
Madouc is the third book of the Lyonesse trilogy, and it does a fantastic job of wrapping up a lot of the storylines/ends from Suldrun's Garden and The Green Pearl.Vance tells his story with such a dry delivery, that at first, you might not catch the humor if you aren't looking for it, or, if you do...
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I first read the Lyonesse trilogy in the early ‘90s (Suldrun’s Garden, The Green Pearl, Madouc) and enjoyed it, especially the first book, as I recall. The “Lyonesse” entry on Wikipedia offers a very thorough plot summary, though with spoilers galore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonesse_Trilogy).T...
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