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The Berserker Throne (Berserker #7)

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The Empress of the Eight Worlds has been assassinated. Prince Harivarman, exiled on the Templar Radiant, suspects that he will be the next victim. Help is scarce: Anne Blenheim, the fortress' clear-eyed, fair Commander, is favorably disposed toward the Prince, but her first responsibility is to the Templar High Command. And Chen Shizuoka, a Templar recruit sympathetic to H

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Paperback, 319 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Tor Books (first published May 1985)
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Johnny
Nov 06, 2010 Johnny rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
Berserker Throne was one of the free eBooks available on the Baen website. I didn’t recognize the title from a couple of decades ago when I was reading Fred Saberhagen regularly, so I nabbed a copy of this one and read it on the train. It took longer than usual because I kept breaking off and reading something else. Is that because it’s a bad book? It is not. However, I have admitted my prejudice in the past. I like to be invested in at least one or more characters throughout a novel and, even i ...more
Jeff
Jan 06, 2008 Jeff rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Berserker Throne
by Fred Saberhagen

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The time is the distant future, and humanity's war with the Berserker machines still rages. When an assassination touches off a power struggle in the Empire of the Eight Worlds, Prince Harivarman, who has been unwillingly exiled to a space fortress known as the Templar Radiant, senses that his political enemies are moving against him and that his life is in imminent danger. He needs to escape h
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Karlen
Nov 05, 2014 Karlen rated it liked it
Even though the characterization was a little thin I liked this book until the end. Then the protagonist came riding in as a hero and we were treated to a quick summary of what had happened behind the scenes to get to that point. Until then his sanity, trustworthiness and likability were all questionable so it felt a bit deus ex machina.
Yougo
Jun 07, 2015 Yougo rated it really liked it
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A quick easy read, a good addition to the berserker series. More of a political intrigue in the end than a warring between species, but a enjoyable hard to put down read.
Raven
Feb 12, 2014 Raven rated it really liked it
Berserker books can be hit-or-miss, but this one was definitely a hit. Fully-fleshed characters, political intrigue, and an exotic locale.
Ronald
May 27, 2016 Ronald added it
read some time in 1987
Robin Juhl
Dec 19, 2012 Robin Juhl rated it really liked it
Twists of fate that twist about -- while trying to survive berserkers? Complex and thoughtful. And a frighteningly accurate assessment of mankind.
Void lon iXaarii
Jul 21, 2011 Void lon iXaarii rated it liked it
Gripping story, superb plot twists and very original ideas. Great storytelling style with multiple angles and first person perspectives.
Jan
Jan 17, 2009 Jan rated it liked it
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I read this as a free download from Baen Books. It had a bit of a slow start, but got really good in the middle and end. T
Thom Dunn
Herbert and Zelazny gave rave cover blurbs. No apparatus--can't find its place in Berserker series. (12/2009).
Eugene
Mar 07, 2008 Eugene rated it liked it
re-read this book
classic Sci-fi
a good read but a little thin on plot and character development
Kevin Connery
Sep 03, 2011 Kevin Connery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Solid story with some nice twists. Decent (but not spectacular) characterization.
Bard Bloom
Aug 13, 2010 Bard Bloom rated it liked it
An interesting book -- rather better than I had expected, with a nicely twisty plot.
J
Jan 18, 2010 J rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
Sci-Fi Rel. 1985, house copy, like Terminators,
Heather
Apr 22, 2008 Heather rated it liked it
A solid expansion of the berserker world.
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