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Ingulf the Mad (The Dark Border #4)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  43 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 247 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Ace (first published June 1st 1989)
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Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Not only is this the most awesome love tragedy every written in the fantasy genre, but it is the only novel I've known that truly tackles the problems caused by the interactions between men and elves.
Every fantasy setting seems to have an issue with said interaction, which is always explained by elves leading a sheltered life hidden amongst the settings of nature.
Yet time and time again, they are discovered by men and everyone gets along famously.
But not here, and not in any of Paul Edwin Zimmer
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Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an odd duck. I really enjoyed it, but there was something holding it back that I can't quite put a finger on. I especially liked the villains and their kingdom made up of dark demons and werewolves as well as the elf magic and the fire swords. The fantasy elements were particularly strong and fresh. I think for a large part of it, though the plot was as lost as the main character, Ingulf the Mad, was. Having picked this book up on a whim, I liked it enough to check out the rest of "The ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Another step back in time in the Dark Border world. This time it is the background story of one of the characters introduced in 'A Gathering of Heroes.' Ingulf's self pity got a little old and the threat the characters faced was diminished since you knew who survived.
Aug 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi, gritty, adventure
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I've always been a fan of Zimmer, but he disappointed me with "Gathering of Heroes". I also must admit that the hideous cover art of this book was a detractor - even though I thought I learned that lesson years ago. :) Good read! Very gritty. If you're not a fan of the grit, DO NOT read this one... :) At times it was even a bit much for me.
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Sep 16, 2007 rated it liked it
The book was fairly good. The writing style was a little on the meandering side. It was good enough where I went looking for another book about Ingulf, but all of Paul Edwin Zimmer's books are out of print. I did not like them enough to pursue by them used over the Internet.

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Paul Edwin Zimmer (1943 – 1997) was an American poet and author. He was also an accomplished swordsman and founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

He was the younger brother of Marion Zimmer Bradley.
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The Dark Border (4 books)
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