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King Chondos' Ride (The Dark Border #2)

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Now that a false king has usurped the throne by dark and magical means, the kingdoms are in chaos. Champions wage war for gain and not for honor. Armies fight for one more foot of bloody land. And while humans destroy each other daily, the creatures of the Shadow gather for the final assualt: a frenzy of ghouls, trolls, vampires, and men who are no longer men. Only the ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 15th 1984 by Berkley (first published 1982)
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Jun 21, 2015 Federica Leva rated it it was ok
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Mar 11, 2014 Dalton Wolf rated it did not like it
I feel I need to explain the low rating on this book. I was probably 14 when I read it and it still sticks out to me as one of the worst reading experiences I've ever encountered. The writing was very good. The characterization and depth of the story was excellent. But I had invested both time and emotion in the characters and, as many readers do, developed actual feelings for these characters. Without giving away too much to spoilers, Paul Edwin Zimmer did what only one other author I've read ...more
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May 13, 2012 Terry rated it really liked it
The Dark Border duology. Incl: The Lost Prince, and King Chondos' Ride. I recently bagged a re-read of Zimmer's fantasy duology. Outwardly these are excellent works of drama, intrigue, and war. Inwardly, for those who care to look, there are themes of love and death, of honor, friendship, loyalty, and redemption.

Zimmer, brother to famed author Marion Zimmer Bradley, was known more as a poet, swordsman, and scholar. These were his first novels, and in them he created a major work of fantasy. The
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Paul Edwin Zimmer (1943 – 1997) was an American poet and author. He was also an accomplished swordsman and founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

He was the younger brother of Marion Zimmer Bradley.
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The Dark Border (4 books)
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