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The Book of Silence (Lords of Dus #4)

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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  266 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Garth had given the mighty Sword of Bheleu into the Forgotten King's keeping. Now he needed it back, and the King demanded that Garth bring him the Book of Silence in exchange -- but Garth feared that the King would use the Book to bring about an Age of Death.

Paperback, 1st ed., 327 pages
Published March 12th 1987 by Ballantine Books (first published December 12th 1983)
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Daniel
It all ends here, and it is--barring a few digressions that occupy a few pages here, a few pages there--a worthy finish to a series that featured many a healthy portion of wicked magicks and some fun and brutal swordplay. Too often I have picked up books purporting to offer "sword and sorcery," only to find myself wading through dull scene after dull scene with nary a sword or spell in sight; not so in this series. The final scene was exciting and surprisingly emotional; Garth stands as one of t ...more
Nikki
The Book of Silence is an excellent conclusion to this series which is in so many ways so very typical of sword and sorcery novels, and yet seems fresher (despite not exactly being a recent publication). Of course, as soon as I read the author's notes at the end, I realised that a certain degree of this story's themes and even characterisation was owed to Michael Moorcock. Perhaps more than the author realised even.

I really do recommend this series. It may not appeal to people unused to the fant
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Kevin Driskill
Very good series. A great ending and rich in development.
David
Conclusion of the four-book Garth series ("we're not worthy"). Best of the four, but really depends on reading the others. Some nice pay-off of things set up in earlier books.
Jeffrey
Oct 23, 2011 Jeffrey rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Garth fans
Shelves: fantasy
Read it because it was the next book in the series and was too invested to stop reading it.
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