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Again, the very interesting studies of human nature and self-serving-ness. An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks revenge on five arch-criminals who killed his parents.
Dec 25, Sibylle rated it really liked it. I’m not sorry I read them, but I think I might skip the last two in the series. I kept returning to these novels because I wanted to know what dry and witty lis the hero, Kirth Gerson, might say next.
In the Demon Prince no An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks revenge on five arch-criminals who killed his parents. Vajce order to get closer to Hekkus, Gersen takes on a commission from the parents of the children who were kidnapped in order to dekonio down and try to rescue them. This attack was subsequently referred to as the Mount Pleasant Massacre.
Then his grandfather told him, “Many fine things your father had planned for you: Excellent, no one can compare to Vance. Amazingly detailed creation of future worlds.
Open Preview See a Problem? Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with a list of five names written on it. It was released as a novel in This is a reference to the horrific giant combat machines Hekkus commissions to be made, the latest one resembling a highly aggressive, giant alien creature. For Gersen, however, revenge is more of a mission of justice than an act of anger. He offers to write a more complementary and sympathetic article about Falushe than the article that was already submitted to Cosmopolis Magazine which they are about to publish.
Dec 10, Wilsontherocker rated it liked it Shelves: A few readers might have some difficulty emphasizing with Kirth Gersen because he is so obsessed with killing star kings. Gersen’s obsession with tracking down and killing Falushe and his involvement with poisons, death and shady characters creates difficulties with his new romantic relationship with Alusz.
Having Malagate’s ship is his bait for finding Malagate. This is the second time I’ve read The Palace of Love and I liked it better the second time, changing my earlier rating of a 3 now to a 4. One, this edi The Star King: It was first published as a novel in and is still in print. May 29, Stephen Fielder rated it really liked it.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love by Jack Vance
I’d recommend Lyonesse first, which should appeal to just about everyone. Will Falushe take the bait and agree to a person to person interview?
It was still a little on the slow side but now I’m ready for the third story in this omnibus. The Star King was first released in and as a serial in Galaxy magazine. The writing is crisp and accessible, the concepts quite original and unique even 50 years later. Dec 28, Capitalismissexy rated it it was amazing. Jack Vance is another One thing that has vancr bothered me about science fiction as literary genre is that so very few of its authors demoonio to have any awareness of their medium, i.
View all 3 comments. His first novel, The Dying Earthwas published in to great acclaim. The mind-set of the era it was written in seemed far more alien to me than the alien worlds it presented.
Aug 14, Amy rated it it was ok. I really wanted to like it. If he does agree, how can Gersen work around the extensive security measures that protect Falushe? Almost every wild adventure and activity is an attempt by Gersen to get closer to Kokor Hekkus so he can kill him for revenge.
Jack inspired dungeons and dragons who based their magic ssytem directly on the dying earth series of stories. One thing that has always bothered me about science fiction as literary genre is that so very few of its authors seem to have any awareness of their medium, i.
The plots and characters are a bit dated, but overall the story is still fascinating. It remains my favorite of the first three books of the series.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love
Truth, which is to say, the reflection of life, is beautiful. After a slow start, the story of Kirth Gersen and an unknown antagonist named Malegate the Woe was very engaging and delightfully illuminating.
At one time when still a teenager Falushe kidnapped an entire choir of girls and sold them all into slavery. An insanely fecund imagination: In The Killing Machine, the second novel, there is further development of the main character, Kirth Gersen, so that ideally should also be read prior to reading The Palace of Love. Kirth Gersen, sole survivor of an interplanetary pirate raid, is out to avenge his family, and he’ll use any means necessary to bring the criminal masterminds down.
Gersen hopes to interview him for leads to track Falushe down. Gersen, however, has concerns beyond getting his own ship back.
When our main character, Kirth Gersen, was a 9 years old, five of the star kings organized an attack one of the colonies on a planet where all of the people, including his parents, were killed or enslaved except for Kirth and his grandfather.
I thoroughly enjoyed both volumes 1 and 2 of The Demon Princes.