(Pdf/E–pub) The Hostage of Zir


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The Hostage of Zir

Summary ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ L. Sprague de Camp

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S to turn out a good read if a bit silly in places Interplanetary romance in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs if a bit silly in places Interplanetary romance in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs Tales says the blurb But where Burroughs was a master of plotting and action De Camp is plodding Where Burroughs winked at his occasional implausibilities De Camp reins in any lights of Trauma And Dreams fantasy and grounds them rather too thoroughly There is no wonderWhich is not to say he is a bad writer just a somewhat mundane one There is a good bit of clumsy exposition The attempts at humor are sometimes rather leaden The characters tend to be exaggerated types than actual humans and non humansThe novel is. Ith mustirst to speak Durou; must take the chemical oath imparting technical information; must above all learn to handle a broadsword All these skills are needed when Reith inds himself and his ersuma trappe. There s a point in Hostage where a helpful Earthman recites the problems Jewellery Of Scripture faced by Tashian bad Garin a Krishnan prince regent of the kingdom of Dur Tashian wishes to modernize the country in theace of class warfare rebellion banditry Under Pressure feuds amongst landed gentry weird cults gaining influence suabbling neighbors and soorth This comes after Fergus Reith reluctant hero led a herd of idiotic entitled and ignorant tourists in a display of tiresome comic malarkeyHaving reached that three uarters point I had to ask w Edgar Rice Burroughs meets Mark Twain minus the racism de Camp brings his usual excellent writing skill. Outside the walls of the starport Novorecife Earthmen on the warrior planet Kishna are on their own So when he is chosen planet Kishna are on their own So when he is chosen lead the irst ersuma Earth tourists through the sorcerer kingdoms
OF THIS PROTECTED MEDIEVAL WORLD FERGUS 
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