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Sorcerers of Majipoor (Lord Prestimion #1)

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The Long-Awaited Prequel! A thousand years before Lord Valentine, the Majipoor Cycle explores another grand epic in a world conceived on a truly epic scale.

On the planet Majipoor, it is a time of great change. The aged Pontifex Prankipin, who brought sorcery (and prosperity) to the Fifty Cities of Castle Mount, is dying. The Coronal Lord Confalume, who will become Pontifex
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Mass Market, 611 pages
Published August 1998 by HarperPrism (first published 1997)
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Sarah Sammis
Sorcerers of Majipoor takes place one thousand years before the start of Lord Valentine's Castle. The traditional passage from Coronal to Pontifax and the choosing of a new Coronal will be challenged when the blood heir of the soon to be Pontifax desires the throne. Though there is no written law against a blood succession it just isn't done. Until now.

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Majipoor is still an interesting, diverse and complex world. Silverberg has thought about how the country works from the ground up. Fo
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Martin L. Cahn
Gave up on this book at page 168. I've never read any of the Majipoor books, but I'm with a lot of the others here: boring. Here I am, nearly half-way through the book and the most exciting thing so far happened chapters ago, in a rather jarring way. At this point, it's just droning on about two men's very long journeys (Majipoor is a huge planet compared to Earth) on the way to a particular castle. My only hope is that, someday, I'll try the later (chronologically, in terms of story) books and ...more
AndrewP
I did not enjoy this one as much as the others I have read in this series. For me this was a pretty basic storyline that was drawn out for way to long. Lot's and lots of weird character and place names, that were minor to the plot and became pretty confusing in places. An index of names would have helped a lot I think. There were some very nice maps in the front of the book, however, most of these were not relevant to the story. Only a few places mentioned in the book were actually on the maps. ...more
Stephen Hampshire
Badly needs an editor. I'm beginning to wonder if the first books in this series were as good as I remember?
Kathleen
This book is sooo boring, I started it over a year ago and have not been able to finish it. maybe someday!
Mareklamo
I found this a disappointing addition to the Majipoor series. The ending was particularly unsatisfying.
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A largely-indifferent book capped off by one of the worst cop-out endings I've ever read.
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Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction’s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine’s Castle, as well as At Winter’s End, also available in a Bison Books edition. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Sc ...more
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