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The Warlock Unlocked (Warlock #3)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  1,178 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In Gramarye, where everyone who is anyone is a witch, and where Rod Gallowglass has only just begun to learn of the awesome powers he possesses, a battle between worlds has begun. In the fight to preserve freedom, Rod is about to learn if his strength will be enough to save his precious world--and all democracy--from destruction. Reissue.
Paperback, 282 pages
Published March 1st 1982 by Ace (first published 1982)
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I liked this one quite a bit more than the two previous Warlock books. I think it benefited from having actual chapters as it made it tighter. (As opposed to sprawling, undefined parts. Pratchett doesn't need chapters; I think Stasheff does.) Half of it was from a different perspective than Rod's so that may have helped too.

M.C.A. Hogarth has hosted discussions on her blog about how in many fantasy (and other) novels adventuring seems to stop once the heroes become parents. Not so in this series
Jim Razinha
Fun addition to " Spite of Himself" and the start of a lengthy series with several spawns. "Start" because while The Warlock in Spite of Himself was first, and A Wizard in Bedlam technically second, this kicked off the broader arcs. I read it long ago, but it came back as I went through it again. Nice memories.
Mar 06, 2013 Cindy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: wizard and knight fans
I started this one not knowing that it was somewhere it the middle of a series. I have to admit that it got a little complicated in places, so it probably would have helped to start at the beginning. I did enjoy the basic plot line about Rod and Gwen. Rod is the High Warlock of Gramarye, but he comes from another place and time. It is his wife and kids who have the real magical talent. His son goes missing and Rod sets off to find him and is trapped in a distant part of the land. He is soon join ...more
I found this one quite unexpected, but both enjoyable and interesting. I almost want to read it again to see if there was anything I missed. I'm sure I will be rereading it at some point. This series is fascinating me.
Arlene Allen
Don't really remember the series but I did read lot of them.
Nov 11, 2009 Kione rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
A quick and easy read.
Good fun series -
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Christopher Stasheff published his first novel, The Warlock in Spite of Himself, in 1969. He is often credited as one of the founders of the "science fantasy" genre. Over the next forty years, he wrote 44 novels, 29 short stories, and edited 7 anthologies. His most popular works are the Warlock of Gramarye series and its spin-offs, the Wizard in Rhyme series, and the Starship Troupers.

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