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The Black Mountains (Empire of the East #2)

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Cover Illustration: Melvyn Grant
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Published by Star Books (first published 1971)
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Charles
Stuff I Read - The Black Mountains by Fred Saberhagen Review

So this is the second book in the Empire of the East series, and I will admit now that when I read this I had not read the first book in the series. The good news is that I didn't really feel lost at all having not read the first book. Yes, characters recur and all that, but the book did a good enough job catching me up that I didn't mind. These books also come before the Sword books that Saberhagen wrote, as evidenced by Draffut being
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Derek
I'm finding an allergy to Saberhagen's writing, which seems to consist of long sections without remarkable qualities, punctuated by intensely written scenes and set pieces. In particular, the battle between Zapranoth and Lord Draffut are properly cosmic and nearly hallucinogenic as befits reality-warping entities. Anything with a demon in it, come to think of it.

Like The Broken Lands, anything having to do with the Empire is more readable and interesting than the Free Folk. Fortunately the autho
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Charles
This is the middle book of the Empire of the East trilogy. I already reviewed that collection of the three, but I read this one separately, years before and so am marking it separately. It's pretty good but not outstanding, I thought.
Keith
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