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Atlan (Atlan #2)
by Jane Gaskell
In the bloody war over the continent of Atlan, Princess Cija has been forced to wed the invader, the evil man-serpent, Zerd. When Zerd's enemies attack, Cija flees his imprisoning castle only to be discovered by her archrival, Sedili, Zerd's former wife. Forced into captive isolation, Cija must now await her fate at the hands of this jealous, vindictive woman who will rega ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 4th 1985 by DAW
(first published 1965)
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This is the second in a trilogy. I picked all three up at once from the used book store on a whim. I read the first part some time ago, and wasn't all that excited by it, but I can't seem to stop part way, so I finally started this one. It's either much better than the first part, or I was just in a foul mood or something when I read the other one. At any rate, I enjoyed this one quite a bit more than the first. Still a little uneven and jumpy in spots, but I'm not dreading the last part like I ...more
Apr 21, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Take Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan, H. Rider Haggard's Lost Civilizations and John Norman's Gor and as your heroine princess raised to believe she's divine and men are extinct and you have the world of the Atlan Saga. Atlan, the second in the trilogy (or third, given Serpent is sometimes split into two works), continues the perils of Princess Cija, who falls into the clutches of Sedili, the first wife of her lover Zerd, a man-serpent general. Cija does grow on you, which given these are supposed ...more
Gaskell was born Jane Gaskell Denvil on 7 July 1941, in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England (previously in the county of Lancashire). She is the great grandniece of the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. Her first novel, Strange Evil, was written when she was 14-years-old (published two years later, in 1957). In 1963 Gaskell married truck driver Gerald Lynch; and in 1965 their daughter, Lucy Em ...moreMore about Jane Gaskell...
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