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The Pixilated Peeress (Incorporated Knight #2)

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The de Camps' latest fantasy is set in pragmatic Rhaetia, the same world pictured in The Incorporated Knight . Acting sergeant Thorolf Zigramson of the Fourth Commonwealth Foot, an aspiring scholar but a soldier by default, somewhat reluctantly rescues Yvette, the beautiful countess of Grintz, from the soldiers set after her by an evil duke who covets her body and her land ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 23rd 1991 by Del Rey
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Linda C
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sergeant Thorolf comes across Countess Yvette of Grintz naked and fleeing Duke Gondomar who wants to force her into marriage to get her kingdom. He takes her to a wizard to temporarily change her appearance so she she can hide while trying to raise a defensive force. The spell works but when the Countess gets drunk the spell changes her into an octopus instead of a different woman. Thus begins a tale of spell reversals, mind enslavement, dragon and troll fighting, numerous battles, and attempted ...more
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Other than an ending that just sort of trickled out, the book was a page-turner of the kind of humorous adventure-fantasy that L. Sprague de Camp and later his wife Catherine turned out for decades.
The book was filled with satirical commentaries on everything from politics to a thinly-veiled version of Scientology. There were discussions of "justice" as seen from the viewpoint of different societies, and a lot of other social comments, all in a mock-serious style. There was nothing ground-breaki
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Play Book Tag: The Pixilated Peeress - L. Sprague de Camp - 3 stars 1 9 Oct 08, 2016 08:33AM  
Lyon Sprague de Camp, (Pseudonym: Lyman R. Lyon) was an American science fiction and fantasy author and biographer. In a writing career spanning fifty years he wrote over one hundred books, including novels and notable works of nonfiction, such as biographies of other important fantasy authors.He was widely regarded as an imaginative and innovative writer and was an important figure in the heyday ...more
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