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In the Red Lord's Reach (Tales of Alaric the Minstrel #2)
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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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.
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
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.
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 ...moreMore about Phyllis Eisenstein...
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