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Lucian: Dark God's Homecoming

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A taut, fast moving science fiction adventure in the style of the late Jack Vance. Plexico weaves a dazzling tale filled with action and awe inspiring suspense. Cover art and interior illustrations by the amazing Ingrid Hardy. Science fiction for a new generation.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Cornerstone Book Publishers
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Nicolas Knight
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Fast paced is the right word.

It's nothing but set pieces with exactly the minimum of words to move the plot along.

That whole Hemingway thing (Don't quote me but I think it was him) About whether a sentence is necessar because it advances the plot or develops your chracter otherwise lose it was taken to heart a little much.

We get to the all too obvious double cross quest within 20 or 30 pages and the reluctant aid (who turns out to have his own agenda to setup the sequl of course) within 50.

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Josh
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story, in the style of Zelazny! Highly recommended!
Jimbo
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lots if fun in this book. A story of personal growth, shimmering portals to other planes of existence, and a mystery to be solved. Mortals, gods, demons, and ray guns. What is there not to like?
Ralph L Jr.
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lucian-Dark God’s Homecoming- A Review.
Lucian, by Van Plexico is the story of a God of a heretofore unknown pantheon who have seemingly hidden from mortals since the dawn of time. The quibble and bicker amongst themselves and at times go to outright war with each other.
In this pantheon, ‘Lucian’ is the devil of sorts, though it’s not really made clear why he is, just that it’s his role. In fact other races called him the ‘Liberator’ for his habit of raising an army and overthrowing tyrants on va
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Percival Constantine
I'm a huge fan of Van Allen Plexico's Sentinels series. Normally I don't go in for the more space opera-type stuff, so I was curious to see how this book would read. It's a very enjoyable story with some great action set-pieces. I liked the interaction between Lucian and his human companion, Evelyn. However, I did feel the first-person style was a bit of a weakness from the book. Lucian is a very self-centered character, and while there's nothing wrong with that, the perspective of the story fel ...more
I A
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Original and fascinating take on cosmic gods and high fantasy, grounded by some good characters and great storytelling. Do not read ahead. Do not miss a clue. Do not miss a word.
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Van Allen Plexico has written a dozen novels and contributed to at least that many anthologies, but is best known for his popular and critically-acclaimed SENTINELS superhero novels, as well as the two-time Novel of the Year Finalist LORDS OF FIRE and its sequels in the "Shattering" space opera series. In the realm of nonfiction, he co-wrote the best-selling DECADES OF DOMINANCE and SEASON OF OUR ...more