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Monsters of the Earth (The Books of the Elements #3)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, a fantasy analog of ancient Rome, is rusticating at his villa. When Saxa’s son Varus accompanies Coryluson a visit to the household of his father, Crispus, a retired military commander, Saxa graciously joins the party with his young wife Hedia, daughter Alphena, and a large entourage of his servants, making it a major social trium ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Tor Books (first published September 1st 2013)
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Ron
David Drake continues his tales set in Carce (think fantastical Rome) with Corylis and Varus assisted by his step-mother, Hedia, and sister Alphena saving the city and earth by defeating giant crystal worms. This simple summation does not provide the vibrant details that David Drake provides, the visits to the Otherworld, the dangers and companions that they encounter, nor the fun of seeing the plot twist unravel at just the perfect climax. Enjoy where good fantasy is appreciated.
David Marshall
A tedious fantasy plot finally emerges fron a tale of alternate history Rome.

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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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Other Books in the Series

The Books of the Elements (3 books)
  • The Legions of Fire
  • Out of the Waters
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