The Green Pearl
Berkley Books, 1987 - Fantasy fiction, American - 407 pages
In THE GREEN PEARL, King Aillas of Troicinet defends the peace of the Elder Isles against both the Ska marauders who once enslaved him and the wicked King Casmir. While organizing the unruly barons in the frontiers of his land, Aillas goes out of his way to capture the lovely Ska noblewoman who once stung him with her disregard. When he gets separated from his men, his dream of forcing the lady's recognition becomes the toil of dragging a defiant captive across lands governed by Casmir's henchmen. Meanwhile, the world of magic has gone on the move. The concentrated malice of the witch Desmki has manifested as a green pearl, breeding lust and envy and death; and a sorcerer in Casmir's employ abducts the princess Glyneth, in a bid to draw Aillas and friends on a hopeless rescue mission across a bizarre and deadly alternate world.A masterpiece of romantic, picaresque adventure, THE GREEN PEARL extends the epic founded with LYONESSE: SULDRUN'S GARDEN and concluded in the World Fantasy Award-winning MADOUC. The ElectricStory eBook comprises the definitive text assembled and re-edited by the Vance Integral Edition project with the close collaboration of Mr. Vance himself.
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Glyneth stared to where a sheath sewed to the side of the wallet showed the haft
of a little stiletto. She moved a step toward the wallet, but Visbhume had turned
so that her movements were under his gaze. A bird with a blue-crested head flew
"You are taking my wallet, my personal property! Drop it at once! Theft is a crime!
The wallet is mine alone, with my valuable things!" Glyneth only clutched the
wallet more closely, and was whisked up the slope at a speed which made her
Give me now my wallet, as I will need it." "Visbhume: how did you heal your
cheek?" "No matter!" said Visbhume angrily. "That is my private affair." With an
effort Glyneth took up Kul's sword. "Visbhume, tell me now, or I will cut off your
hand and ...
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