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Throy (Cadwal Chronicles #3)

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In the conclusion of the Cadwal Chronicles, the convoluted plots and politics that have swirled around the House of Clattuc and the Conservancy of Cadwal are beginning to unravel. But what remains for Glawen Clattuc to discover could bring down a dozen powerful families on as many worlds. Vance has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for his work.
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Tor Books (first published 1992)
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A neat and satisfying conclusion to the Cadwal saga. As interesting and energetic as the first two books, only shorter. We see less of Wayness Tamm, but instead we get the intriguing and elusive Flitz.
Feb 24, 2016 Derek rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It reminded me greatly of Ports of Call. Later Vance, still beautiful to read, but having a feel that the author is cleaning out his notebook of ideas that don't merit a full adventure, and is just providing opportunities for characters to trade barbed witticisms in elaborate verbal duels. After the high point of the series in Ecce and Old Earth, this is an extended wrapping-up of affairs.

A hoped for team-up of Glawen and his quietly bethrothed, Wayness, never comes to pass as she is shunted as
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
Jeremy Baker
Aug 02, 2008 Jeremy Baker rated it really liked it
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
Rog Harrison
Jun 09, 2012 Rog Harrison rated it liked it
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.
Jun 05, 2013 Geir rated it liked it
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.
Edwin Kort
Sep 16, 2016 Edwin Kort rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Minder dan de voorgaande twee delen. Had het idee dat er snel naar een einde toegewerkt moest worden. Toch wel een leuk verhaal.
Feb 04, 2013 Ariel rated it really liked it
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 grea
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