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Throy (Cadwal Chronicles #3)

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The Conservancy of Cadwal has a new Charter- thanks to the courage of Glawen Clattuc and his beloved Wayness Tamm. But this has not brought peace to the people of Cadwal- instead, it has polarized them. Led by exiles, anti-Conservancy forces continue work to open Cadwal to commercial exploitation, while a new extremist faction seeks to restore Cadwal to entirely natural co ...more
Published May 15th 2012 by Spatterlight Press, LLC (first published 1992)
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Jeremy Baker
Part of what makes Jack Vance such a master is the casual way he conjures entire planets full of dynamic societies, even for minor stopovers in the story. This may be partially due to the fact that he goes out of his way to present deadly wilderness alongside civilization. There's a fair amount of gunplay (though usually directed at the literal beasts), but the primary conflict is always between societies and in this regard I have to stand in awe of his imagination.

For that and other reasons I e
Sadly, Throy doesn't live up to its predecessors, Araminta Station and Ecce and Old Earth. It's still Vance, and therefore a fun read. But he doesn't seem to have put much effort into this book, which seems a somewhat half-hearted effort to tie up loose ends. There's not a lot of mystery, and the expected resolution comes about, though with more callous bloodshed than one might anticipate.

All in all, a decent and readable book. Definitely worth reading to finish up the series, but otherwise not
Otis Campbell
Should I believe that I've been stricken?
Does my face show some kind of glow?
Rog Harrison
This is the third book in the Cadwal series where Jack Vance ties up all the loose ends. I think he must have liked the characters as he could have stopped after "Ecce & Old Earth". I have read this book many times and always enjoy it but I would hesitate to recommend it as a must read.
A somewhat rambling plot for the most part, with the characterization and witty dialogue the most attractive. In the last part of the book however, several dangling threads are neatly tied up, and we get our happily ever after.
Las novelas de Vance siempre son vertiginosas.
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Aka John Holbrooke Vance, Peter Held, John Holbrook, Ellery Queen, John van See, Alan Wade.

The author was born in 1916 and educated at the University of California, first as a mining engineer, then majoring in physics and finally in journalism. During the 1940s and 1950s, he contributed widely to science fiction and fantasy magazines. His first novel, 'The Dying Earth', was published in 1950 to gr
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