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The Samarkand Solution (Dangerous Journeys #2)

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The governor is dead! While vacationing in the treacherous city of On, Magister Setne Inhetep—personal wizard-priest to the Pharaoh and part-time detective—stumbles upon a scene of murder by magic at the highest levels of government. With suspects ranging from the high priest of Set to a consortium of merchants and wizards from across the world, Inhetep must piece together ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 284 pages
Published January 1993 by Penguin Group Inc
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Derek
It is brisk and unthreatening but fairly hampered by its ties to the Dangerous Journeys RPG line--or is it the Mythus line? I have no idea how the two names relate--that Gygax was flogging at the time. The setting and the "magick" system are straight out of there and it looks like he showed all his work with regard to the game's convoluted mechanics. There were three separate terms which are used differently but not adequately explained despite all the verbiage devoted: "magick", "heka", and the ...more
Timothy Boyd
Feb 14, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd book of the adventures of Setne Inhetep, Magician-Priest-Detective in Gygax's fantasy world. Very good fantasy novel, I was pleasantly surprised. Good fast read with nice plot and characters. Very recommended
Dwight
May 16, 2016 Dwight rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Originally posted at http://www.furiouslyeclectic.com/sama...

This is my least favourite book in the Inhetep fantasy/mystery trilogy with Death in Delhi being better and The Anubis Murders easily the best.

Gygax show's off the world of Ærth and never hesitates to rush into action. The Samarkand Solution is quickly paced and a masterpiece of classic mystery in an alternate Earth filled with magic (Heka/Magick).

The detective in this story (and the trilogy) is a mage-priest who, in his retirement, ha
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Mar 03, 2008 Wayne Chin rated it it was amazing
I like this kind of Fictions
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Ernest Gary Gygax was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson in 1974, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR, Inc.) with Don Kaye in 1973.

After leaving TSR, Gygax continued to author role-playing game titles independently, including another gaming system called Lejendary
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Dangerous Journeys (3 books)
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