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Michael Scott Rohan (1951–2018)

Teoksen The Anvil of Ice tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

The Anvil of Ice (1986) 546 kappaletta
The Forge in the Forest (1987) 433 kappaletta
The Hammer of the Sun (1988) 388 kappaletta
Chase the Morning (1990) 191 kappaletta
The Gates of Noon (1992) 172 kappaletta
Cloud Castles (1993) 149 kappaletta
Run to the Stars (1982) 106 kappaletta
The Castle of the Winds (1998) 76 kappaletta
A Spell of Empire (1992) 68 kappaletta
The Lord of Middle Air (1994) 66 kappaletta
The Singer and the Sea (1999) 59 kappaletta
Maxie's Demon (1997) 54 kappaletta
Shadow of the Seer (2001) 53 kappaletta
The Ice King (1986) 50 kappaletta
Fantastic People (1683) 47 kappaletta

Associated Works

Space Odyssey (1983) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta
Andromeda 2 (1977) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Book of Alien Monsters (1982) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta

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Michael Scott Rohan, FantasyFans (toukokuu 2021)


I first read this book from the school library. No preconceptions. Loved it. Went looking for it and found it again about 10 years later, re-read it loved it just as much if not a little bit more. It has a lovely bittersweet quality that I've always enjoyed in fantasy books wear the characters act beyond themselves.
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benkaboo | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 18, 2022 |
An enjoyable picaresque romp that is reminiscent of Avram Davidson's Peregrine series. Very whimsical in style. A half-elf apprentice mage is at a loose end when his master attempts to summon a demon and it all goes horribly wrong. Leaving town before the Inquisition start asking pointed questions (or questions accompanied by sharp pointy things), he is hired by a merchant to escort a caravan from Germany to Sicily to recover a demonic artifact. Except the merchant is assassinated before the caravan gets going.

A fun story set in a fantastic Europe where other races abound. The grim-dark aspects reminded me of Tim Powers' The Drawing of the Dark.

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Maddz | 1 muu arvostelu | May 30, 2021 |
I picked this one up as ex libris from the Brown County Library, a first US edition, no less! If memory serves, I was interested in it initially because it had a reference to blacksmithing in the title. As I am a hobby blacksmith, I thought it might offer a diversion. Well, it did. In fairly quick succession, I grabbed the next two books in the series; The Forge in the Forest and The Hammer of the Sun. Now, I gather that three more have been written. I suppose it is time to go shopping again. This is a well-written book with a Tolkinian flavor, so to speak, perhaps mixed with Conan the Barbarian and a little Game of Thrones. The fact that I am going to actively seek out the three newest additions in this series says as much as needs to be said about this book and the series it spawned.… (lisätietoja)
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DaleAllenRaby | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 8, 2021 |
The first volume of this series ended on what seemed like a triumphal note, with the smith Elof and the disinherited prince Kermovan defeating Elo's evil teacher the Mastersmith and saving the great southern city of which Kermovan was the rightful heir. The second volume begins badly, with Kermorvan unexpectedly giving up his claims in the face of factional opposition led by Bryhon. He, Elof, the Duergar princess Ils and their old friend Rok set out to cross the continent to the possibly surviving eastern kingdom of their people. They start with a fair-sized escort, all of whom get unpleasantly eliminated early on, then find themselves encountering the Power (at least demigod) of the Forest, who has presreved several legendary heroes from the lost central kingdom of Morvan. However, this also turns out to be a kind of trap, and they escape and end up going through the underground ruins f the ancient city itself, where Kermorvan is able to reclaim the helm which served as the crown of its kings, his ancestors. They reach the eastern kingdom Morvannec and find it has only recently been conquered by the barbarous Ekwash, led by the Ice Power Louhi, her acolyte Kara whom Elof had once pledged to love, and Bryhon from the west. Elof persuades Kara to switch sides and Kermorvan leads the people of the city in defeating the Ekwash, killing Bryhon in the process. The ending is powerfully satisfying, with a magical pursuit-by-successive transformations by Elof of Kara (reminiscent of "The Coal Black Smith" but much more serious), but the earlier parts of the book are so grim I did not enjoy it as much overall as the first volume.… (lisätietoja)
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