Lyonesse: Suldrun's garden

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Berkley Books, Mar 1, 1983 - Fiction - 436 pages
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The richly imagined land of Lyonesse and the Elder Isles, the lost islands of fantasy between France and Britain, is alive with magic, vivid characters, devious schemes and Old Folk. Suldrun, the daughter of the relentlessly scheming King Casimir of Lyonesse, wants nothing to do with the future her father has planned for her. For her stubbornness, she is exiled to a garden at the edge of Casimir's castle. One day, a shipwrecked sailor washes up on shore. He is Ailias, prince of the kingdom of Troicent, pushed overboard by his cousin. Lyonesse is at war with Troicenet, and the doomed relationship is one of the threads that make up this wonderful tale.

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Review: Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse #1)

User Review  - Susan Beuerlein - Goodreads

Magic is not my thing, but Suldrun's Garden was also chock full of adventure in a complicated but engaging world built by Jack Vance. I would never have selected this book on my own, but thankfully ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony Haden - Goodreads

Ponderous! Brief moments of interest and small glimpses of a fantastic and frightening world punctuate the relentless plow of long boring conversations about politics and war and general posturing regarding a bunch of fake places and verbose people. JRR Tolkien did this right already! Read full review


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Jack Vance is one of the greats of science fiction. He has been writing for more than 60 years, and in 1997 was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author of dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels, including the World Fantasy Award winning Lyonnesse series, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning "The Last Castle," He lives in Oakland, California.

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