Statesman (Bio of a Space Tyrant #5)
Author Biography: Vol. 5 Statesman THE TYRANT FALLS Child of flame and terror, born and bred to violence, Hope Hubris had ruled the solar system's most powerful empire with a fierce, uncompromising passion, His was a w...more
6 May 2012
Well, all I can say is that I have finally reached the last of the Piers Anthony books that I have read and most definitely this is going to be the last one that I ever will read. To be honest with you I still wonder why I even bothered reading anything that he wrote, but I guess that it had a lot to do with a friend who just always seems to shove rubbish under my nose and tell me that it is really good and that I should read it. The thing with t ...more
All good sci fi is about the period it's written. It's not about the futur ...more
The Story wasn't very interesting to me. The historic parallels were far more obvious than they had been in the previous novels, but they seemed like page fillers with no substance.
Since Spirit is always been the true power behind the tyrant, I am still interested to read the final book in the series.
BTW, I don't think th ...more
Like the last book, this one isn't my favorite, but does wrap up the series well. What I liked about this one was the "Dream" and that, maybe, mankind could come together and work toward a single, yet bright and hopeful future. (But then again, this is called fiction for a reason... :| )
I am a fan of Piers Anthony; but, reader beware -- this ain't no Xanth. Much more intense situations. "Caligula of the stars" on one of the excerpts is a very apt description for some disturbing portions in series; definitely for adults with actions and memories graphic/explicit as to sex, violence, rap ...more
Piers is a self-proclaimed environm ...more