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The Warlock Unlocked (Warlock #3)

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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
Jan 18, 2017 Colin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk-food-lit
As I mentioned previously, I bought a whole stack of this series for $0.25 each at a local used book store (Zia Records on Thunderbird Rd. in Phoenix, AZ), mostly because I was drawn to the vintage "Appendix N" feel of the cover art and description - a planet where psionic settlers from a futuristic SCA-analog have created a place where "magic" is real, and a traveler from Earth who has come to protect this world from outside interference is dubbed "the High Warlock" for his unfamiliar technolog ...more
Sep 08, 2007 Cindy rated it really liked it
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
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Feb 09, 2014 Jim Razinha rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 15, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
In this 3rd book of the Warlock Series by Christopher Stasheff, Rod, Gwen, and 3 of their 4 children are whisked away to another world where True Magic works. Poor baby Gregory is left at home in Gramarye without his Momma and how are they to get home.
Jun 24, 2011 Carole rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 23, 2017 Lynn rated it liked it
This was a good one in the series. I could hardly put it down.
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Good fun series -
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Shelves: fantasy
Don't really remember the series but I did read lot of them.
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Recommends it for: everyone
A quick and easy read.
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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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