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Var the Stick (Battle Circle #2)

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The Scourge of Enmity

Sol controlled the mountain and Sos the Empire. Two worlds so completely different from each other that they could not exist together on the same planet. There had to be war...

Var was the chosen one. Half man, half animal, a mutant victim of the blast, he would have continued to live as a savage if Sos had not rescued him from the badlands. And now Va
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Mass Market Paperback, 172 pages
Published March 21st 1975 by Corgi (first published 1972)
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Jim
Nov 19, 2012 Jim rated it really liked it
Years ago, before the Internet & his well known Xanth books, I found this book by Anthony. I loved it, but didn't find the 1st & 3d to this trilogy for about 2 decades. It is an ingenious post apocalyptic world - if you read just this book. The first one was pretty good, too. Knowing there was more probably made it even better. Don't read the last one, Neq the Sword. It sucked. Glockenspiel? Seriously. Blech. Ruined the entire trilogy for me.
David Sarkies
Mar 06, 2012 David Sarkies rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Nobody really
Recommended to David by: Stewart Wymer
Shelves: sci-fi
A rather dull book in a rather dull setting
6 March 2012

Well, Science-fiction and Post-apocalyptic literature (a sub-genre of Science-fiction) have been around in one form or another for quite a while. In a way, this style of fiction could be said to go back as early as the first century with the publication of the Book of Revelation. In fact, Revelation could be considered to be one of the first books of this genre (though you could also argue that the writings of the Old Testament prophets als
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Richard
Sep 06, 2016 Richard rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this one as much as the first. Even though this is a post-apocalyptic story it reads more like a heroic fantasy with guns and technology in place of the evil sorcery. While Var and Soli are on the run from the Nameless One they explore this twisted and weird world post-Blast. During their flight they discover something between themselves that nothing can come between. Great read and I recommend it to those with similar interests.
François Carrière
Aug 20, 2016 François Carrière rated it really liked it
I know it is one of his first works. Good story but I think there were opportunities to elaborate more one the meeting with other groups. It felt a little rushed. Love his work on the his other series.
Sonja Trbojevic
Oct 09, 2013 Sonja Trbojevic rated it it was amazing
Another great read from my past!
Mars
Jan 11, 2012 Mars rated it liked it
Filled with "what the hell is wrong with him/her?" moments - people walk into situations and do things which don't make the slightest sense. Also there's so much random stuff mixed in that... yeah.
Shawn
May 25, 2012 Shawn rated it really liked it
Shelves: piers-anthony
Young adult 10-15
John
Feb 01, 2011 John rated it liked it
Grade C. Book D2.
Chris
Feb 08, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Good campy adventure novel.
Timothy Boyd
Sep 02, 2014 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Interesting SiFi story. After the last war people now decide issues in the battle circle. Recommended
Carol
Jan 13, 2012 Carol rated it did not like it
Boring, I'd started this 4 weeks ago, not the date entered here. 4 weeks for an under 200 page book is telling.
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

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Battle Circle (4 books)
  • Sos the Rope (Battle Circle, #1)
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