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Var the Stick (Battle Circle #2)

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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 Var was called upon to
Mass Market Paperback, 172 pages
Published March 21st 1975 by Corgi (first published 1972)
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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
Sep 23, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 2 of 5 stars
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
Timothy Boyd
Interesting SiFi story. After the last war people now decide issues in the battle circle. Recommended
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.
Boring, I'd started this 4 weeks ago, not the date entered here. 4 weeks for an under 200 page book is telling.
Book 2 of Battle Circle Trilogy
Sonja Trbojevic
Another great read from my past!
Good campy adventure novel.
Grade C. Book D2.
Young adult 10-15
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