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1 1985-00-00 Ace Books Reissue  

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Amazon Reader Remarks: It"s taken seven books, but it is becoming clear that the Thieves" World series deserves the praise it has received from the fantasy cognoscenti. Volume seven continues the tale of a city in decay, this time, mercifully, with an index of characters. Most of the usual suspects contribute here, including Asprin, Abbey, C.J. Cherryh, Andrew Offut, Diana Paxson, Janet Morris, and Diane Duane. Duane"s story is the highlight, as she sends three characters and a dog on journey to Hell. Duane provides a wonderful example of what the Russians call "ostranyenye" or "estrangement", as she gives us the dog"s perspective on life, death, and society in general. There is a world of difference between book seven and book one. One can read book one and think, as I did, that it"s not a big deal, just a few loosely connected stories. The first book is just the prologue, however, and watching the characters, series, and, above all, Sanctuary, evolve is a disturbing delight. Disturbing because Sanctuary is not a nice place, and the people with very few exceptions are not nice people, but a delight because several talented authors are playing off each other, inspired by each other, and ultimately fusing their several parts into an intriguing whole. The series continues to be worth the price of admission.

Welcome to Sanctuary, a city of outlaws and advernturers in a world of war and wizardry, peopled with colorful characters created by today's top fantasy adventure talents, including:

Robert W. Bailey
C. J. Cherryh
Diane Duane
Janet Morris
Andrew Offutt
Diana L. Paxson
Lynn Abbey
Robert Lynn Asprin

In this awesome seventh volume, a fearful cold grips Sanctuary, and the risen dead begin to outnumber the living, a new alliance that may save the war-torn Borderlands is born...

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