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Squaring the Circle (Atlanton Earth)

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Welcome to Atlanton Earth!

Dorini, the Dark Queen, seeks the Arkenchest and its Five Secrets--a source of unlimited power. Can Greyfax Grimwald, Faragon Fairingay, Dwarf, Otter, and Bear--the faithful followers of the Lady of Light--keep the Chest from Dorini's grasp? Or will the world of Atlanton Earth be plunged into darkness forever?
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Starscape (first published 1977)
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David Cain
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This, the fourth and final volume in the Circle of Light series, was a fine conclusion to the saga. Broco the Dwarf emerges as the primary character in this story, and some of the other favorites take a decided back seat as the events set in motion in earlier volumes come to a conclusion. I did find Dwarf's descent into paranoia and madness somewhat tiresome. Yet again, the major plot elements take their inspiration from Tolkein, although the conclusion was refreshingly unique. I was happy to fi ...more
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bravo, Mr. Hancock.

I'm usually very leery of any book that brags on its cover ". . . for all who love The Lord of the Rings." And with the first book or two in Hancock's Circle of Light series, I was sure my wariness was correct. But Squaring the Circle erased that. Certainly, he doesn't approach the depth that Tolkien hit, but this is some good high fantasy, especially this last installment. Lots of machinations familiar to those fantasy fans, so perhaps the ending is a little pat. Still, an en
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been moving the box set around for almost thirty years now, and for the life of me, I can't remember whether I enjoyed reading these or not.
Lyman Flenner
The last book of a fun series - not too complex, not to simple - just right
Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last of Hancock's original series generally satisfies, but never left me with a hunger for more from him.
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