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Fields of Sleep

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A magnificent fantasy novel of lost lands in which Victor Marshall is hired to find an Englishman who has disappeared into remote and unexplored Asia. Marshall's expedition leads him to a hidden valley whose inhabitants are descended from ancient Chaldean colonists. They are dependent upon a narcotic flower whose fragrance produces a strange ecstasy, while destroying the ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published June 28th 1980 by Donald M. Grant Publishers (first published 1923)
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Aaron White
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The story stared dry, but once I got into the rhythm of the language, I became engaged in the story. It was very unusual, different from things I've read before. Kind of adventure, kind of new-world building, kind of romance. Toward the end, it dried up a bit again, and I was never a fan of the main character, or the love interest at the end, as we just get so little of her throughout the actual story. Still worth a read.
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