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  • By Geoff Lewis
    Oct 15, 2009
    "One of the best books I have ever read" I first read this book when I was at University when I was around 20/21. I then returned home and foolishly loaned it to a friend and never saw it again. Ever since then I have been searching for a copy. Abe books quoted me £75 for a copy so thank god for Hugh and Lulu! This book has always stayed in my imagination and flashes of it quite often enter my head. Hugh's description of a dying washerwomen gasping out her last breath, being trapped on a desert island only accompanied by a book of irregular verbs and discovering the secret of civilization, and not believing it, is to encourage your population to wash their hands (Guest Gulken the hero want's to create a high civilization in order to have a mass orgy in a giant bowl of strawberries and cream) - although my memory may be hazy on that point. The book traces the rise and fall and rise of Guest Gulken son of the witchlord (the Gengis khan of his world)a born regicide,... More > patricide, fratricide and all-round homicide. His continual quest for power runs from civil war with his father, to having his arms and legs bitten off by a giant mink, to his eventual triumph. If you have ever read other Chronicles of the age of darkness, discover here the origin of Glambrax the dwarf, why Rolf Thelemite is an oath breaker and why Thodric Jarl hates wizards. The book is a mixture of the comedy of Terry Pratchett with the realism of David Gemmell. I would recommend it to all and although I am skint and have maxed out my credit card I will risk the wrath of my wife and buy it on the joint account it is so good!< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411685840
Edition
Second
Publisher
Cook Hugh
Published
June 30, 2010
Language
English
Pages
728
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
2.58 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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