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The Bronze of Eddarta (Gandalara Cycle #3)

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After a meteor explosion, Rikardon wakes in a new body—and in a strange desert land named Gandalara, where a sacred gem known as the Ra’ira grants its owner the power to rule—or to destroy…

Gharlas, the murderous caravan leader who stole the Ra’ira, has left Raithskar and fled across the desert. His destination is Eddarta, a city rife with corruption and slavery. And Rikar
Mass Market Paperback, 140 pages
Published May 17th 1983 by Bantam Books (first published May 1983)
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Timothy Boyd
Oct 05, 2015 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Good 3rd book in the series and the finish to the 1st story arc. Nice fantasy read. Recommended
Jonathan Palfrey
Jun 12, 2015 Jonathan Palfrey rated it it was ok
This third book in the Gandalara Cycle is a fluent, competent novel that advances the plot, introduces new characters and new developments, and climaxes at the end with an exciting finish.

It seems to be doing everything right; and yet for me it lacks the kind of compelling scenes that motivate me to reread a book. I bought it 30 years ago, read it then, and I think this is the first time I've bothered to reread it -- out of mild curiosity, because I no longer remembered anything about it.

It's re
Jun 17, 2011 Myles rated it really liked it
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Fittingly, the novel that rounds out the first omninus of the Gandalara Cycle is almost complete in itself - though the series was always planned as a seven-book story. There are a few questions left unanswered, however and the full scope of this series' ambition has yet to be revealed.

Rikardon, Tarani and Thymas (and the sha'um) recover in the town of Dyskornis after their encounter with Gharlas who has been revealed as much more than an ambitious Caravan driver with a sinister talent. The true
May 02, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm moving through these books VERY quickly.

I honestly can't remember the stories, but I remember THINGS about them, so I KNOW I read this far.

On to book four.
Nick Speer
Apr 18, 2015 Nick Speer rated it it was amazing
Brilliant writing.
Rikardon, his telepathic warcat Keeshah, and Tarani make a daring raid on Eddarta's royal citadel to steal back the Ra'ira before it can be used as a weapon.

My only complaint is that I am getting awfully tired of trips across the desert.
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Other Books in the Series

Gandalara Cycle (9 books)
  • The Steel of Raithskar (Gandalara Cycle, #1)
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