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The Memoirs of Alcheringia (Erthring Cycle #1)

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Rites Of Passage

What began as just another Alcheringian raiding party—sanctioned by the chief and approved by the Gods_ had gradually become a war to the death.

But nothing was quite as it seemed to the primitives of Norriya, for forces they could hardly comprehend were influencing events from offstage. More than tribal honor was at stake—the future of Man was being decided
Mass Market Paperback, 239 pages
Published December 12th 1985 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 1984)
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Anthony Pacheco
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
The plot:

A primitive man goes to get the girl from a neighboring tribe but gets far, far more than he bargained for when encounters technological wonders leftover from an ancient civilization. Only, the civilization isn't quiet dead yet...

A thoroughly engrossing science fiction book back from the days where science fiction wanted to tell a message but the authors didn't beat you over the head with it. There is definitely a theme running throughout all three books, but the author makes his case q
JJ DeBenedictis
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful writing, an engaging protagonist, and a wonderful science fiction/fantasy story you can just sink into. This would make a great beach read; it maintains a gentle pace yet is continually engrossing.
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Wayland Drew (1932-1998) was a writer born in Oshawa, Ontario. He attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where he earned a BA in English Language and Literature (1957). Shortly after graduation he married Gwendolyn Parrott and together they raised four children. From 1961-1994 he was a high school teacher in Port Perry, Bracebridge, and Muskoka Lakes. He also worked for the Ontari ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Erthring Cycle (3 books)
  • The Gaian Expedient
  • The Master of Norriya