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(Cluster #4)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  743 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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At the edge of the Milky Way, the treacherous space race for the legacy of the Ancients begins - a race against time, enemy aliens, and black holes. For outlawed hero Heem of Highfalls and beautiful Jessica of Capella, the extraordinary contest is very simple: They can win or they can die.
Mass Market Paperback, 294 pages
Published June 28th 1980 by Avon Books (first published January 1st 1980)
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Jan 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
In this terrific science fiction quest novel, alien creatures race and must fly through space, land on an unknown world and travel to an ancient city of an earlier interstellar civilization where they have to solve a cool riddle to reveal the secrets.

Fun Fun Fun.
Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This story was so much better than the previous two. It might even be better than the first book in the series, though I'm not sure They're at least equal. Not only is it an interesting story, but the names are much more manageable, and there aren't any weird difficult to understand communication bibbits at the beginnings of the chapter. There's also no mention of homo-sexuality being disgusting, so a plus on that as well. ...more
Scott Holstad
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: didn-t-finish, sci-fi
Meh. Not too impressed. I must admit, I approached this book with a little excitement because this was my first Piers Anthony novel and his reputation precedes him. I’ve read collaborations of his and some of his short stories, I believe, but never one of his solo novels, so I felt like it was time. While this wasn’t my typical sci fi fare, it seemed intriguing enough to merit buying and reading, so I did. And I simply got bored. Rather quickly. Actually, I made it nearly 40% of the way through, ...more
poetsespresso Anderson
Jan 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: science fiction readers
This book was another one I grew up with. It has some very intriguing ideas and wonderful worlds and societies and creatures with intelligence that are interacting.
Aurora Springer
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great romance story set on several planets with aliens of various unusual types
Tina Bounds
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
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Alison Sielaff
Jul 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-own
Sure are a lot of "just like a female" statements from someone who apparently has never interacted with one 😂 oh my lord this was incredibly bad. ...more
Feb 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Grade A-. Book C4.
Jan 02, 2008 rated it liked it
read 10.03.86
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

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