Midnight at the Well of Souls
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.] At the heart of a bizarre planet lay the goal of every being that had ever lived... Below average in height and unprepossessing in appearance, Nathan Brazil is an unassuming if cynical starship owner, carrying passengers and cargo for a living hardly... show more
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.] At the heart of a bizarre planet lay the goal of every being that had ever lived... Below average in height and unprepossessing in appearance, Nathan Brazil is an unassuming if cynical starship owner, carrying passengers and cargo for a living hardly the sort of person to hold the fate of the entire universe in his hands. But when Nathan detours from his route to answer a distress call, a hidden stargate hurls him and his passengers to the Well World, the master control planet for the cosmos. Billions of years ago, a godlike race unlocked all the secrets of space and time and remade the universe according to their grand design. Then they vanished and left behind the Well World to maintain the pattern of the universe. Now someone is searching for the planet's hidden control room -- the Well of Souls -- to seize control of the cosmos. Nathan must stop them, but this planet causes bizarre metamorphoses in visitors, changing them into centaurs, mermaids, and giant insects seemingly at random. As a result, Nathan no longer recognizes his friends, let alone his unknown enemies. His task seems hopeless until his long-suppressed memories begin to return and he realizes who he really is.
Publish date: May 1st 2013
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Saga of the Well World (#1)
I've been seeing this book in the Sci-Fi section of bookstores forever, but only just got a copy and i wonder now why I've deprived myself this long. Chalker has always been to me an unsung hero of Sci-Fi, crafting entertaining stories without the accolades other Sci-Fi writers get. If you're lookin...
I don't know, I got about halfway before giving up. The ideas are sort of interesting but the execution is boring. The beginning bits with archeology were good and I enjoyed the introduction of the various races but after that it got too plodding and dull and I couldn't stand Brazil or whoever he en...
A collection of odd characters accidentally discover the world where the first sentient beings in the universe designed and created all other life forms in the universe (including humans) as a vast experiment. A crazy quest adventure with quite a bit of weird sex.