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In the Red Lord's Reach (Tales of Alaric the Minstrel #2)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  122 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Eisenstein has written the spellbinding sequel to her Balrog Award-winning Born to Exile. This continues the story of Alaric, the minstrel with the magical powers, as he comes in search of the evil Red Lord. Fleeing the valley of death, Alaric vows to return and destroy the terror he left behind.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Signet (first published 1989)
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Allen Garvin
Apr 28, 2009 Allen Garvin rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites of all time. Every Eisenstein novel or story are worth reading, for they're both rare and exceptionally crafts. This novel is really a fix-up of several short stories published in the 80s, though it is put together seamlessly and is a very touching story. It's a small fantasy, no big epic tale, but it is so well-written and so sad in the end that it stands out.
Apr 09, 2014 Grenador rated it liked it
This looks like a typical fantasy novel about a boy becoming a hero but its not....I dont know what Mr. Phyllis thought when he was writing this book but after reading the two books I just lost faith in having super powers even If I could get them....The reading is simple and all along you will feel the loneliness Alaric feels, why everyone wants him to be more than he wants to be..trying to forcibly cast their aim and ambitions on him and the underlying sorrow is all along there...I dunno If i ...more
Laurent Girard
Apr 03, 2011 Laurent Girard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I liked the fact that the main character was so sensitive.
Mark Muckerman
Not great, but decent enough that I'd read more of her work.

The story itself was thin and fragmented in components, but the storytelling itself was good, and was the redeeming quality.

Minor sword & sorcery tale, more about the journey of the protagonist than the actual story itself - this could have been set in any realm, anywhere, any time and delivered the same tale.

Not saying you should go out and buy it, but if you end up reading it you won't be wracked with self-loathing afterward.
Aug 10, 2015 Martincek rated it liked it
Cute, as is the first part, but more predictable, which is why I cannot give it more than 3 stars. I'll still read the third book. Wait, what?
Lorraine Joubert
Apr 19, 2015 Lorraine Joubert rated it it was amazing
Stunning, lovely, must read! Read easily and enjoyed every moment of it.
Doc Opp
Oct 22, 2007 Doc Opp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this series in the wrong order, but it was still an entertaining idea. This was one of my first introductions into the fantasy genre, and it was one of the books that hooked me. Its a very fast, easy, read. Perfect for an airplane or an afternoon when you're sick and stuck in bed but not in the mood for something heavy.
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Phyllis Eisenstein was born in Chicago in 1946 and, except for two years in Germany and one winter in Upper Michigan as an Air Force wife, has spent her life there. In her early student days, she worked as a butcher, grocery clerk, bowling alley pin-setter, and tutor. She dropped out of college to join her new husband Alex overseas, eventually selling two stories in 1969, the first being a collabo ...more
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