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Wizard's Eleven

(Land of the True Game #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  658 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Published February 1st 1984 by Ace
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Jane Jago
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peter, Jinian and enough twists and turns to make your head spin. What’s not to love
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have this fascination for the weird early books written by authors who would later develop their own styles/themes and move away from their freshman efforts--books that probably wouldn't have seen the light in today's publishing environment, but that have their own strange magic. I thought this little trilogy by Sheri S. Tepper was one of those. I don't think so any more.

The True Game is weird, yes, and the early books (#1-2) certainly lack the strength of Tepper's later writing. But wow! It a
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
#3 Exdellent
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Oh, hello end-of-trilogy problems! The third book in the series includes a lot of world-building notes - lists of types of gamesmen, unusual fauna, more extensive maps. (Who doesn’t LOVE a map at the front of a book though, really?)

Tepper adds the old “It’s really SF!” trope as a journey to discover ancient artifacts leads to a ‘tower’ that is obviously a rocket ship and a cabal of eeeevil academians holding faculty meetings on the study of monsters while refusing to dirty their hands learning t
John Loyd
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The third book in The True Game trilogy. In Necromancer Nine Peter went to the magician's caves found they had machinery there to take the essence of someone and put it in a blue game piece and put the body in some sort of suspended animation. After using the machinery to reintegrate one blue and body the machine failed and Windlow was stuck as a blue. After a year with Mavin, Mertyn and Himmagery, Peter feels like a fifth wheel in the High Demesne. He comes up with the idea of going to Xammer t ...more
Carole O'Brien
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, fantasy
This Book was the last in a series about Peter a necromancer, the whole series kept me gripped to the end, this book has plenty of adventure, thrills and spills, as well as hard situations our Necromancer has to try and get himself out off, there are a lot of fantasy characters not found in any other book that I have ever read.

This book was written in the 1980's, but for me you have to enjoy every book on it's own merits and not compare it to others, that way you will not be disappointed and en
J L's Bibliomania
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads, ya, fantasy
I liked the journey told in Wizard's Eleven, but found the villain to be badly developed and the ending unsatisfying. While I can't say much without spoilers, I think parts of the resolution were insufficiently forshadowed and came out of nowhere. But we got to meet the connecting characters that lead to the other 6 books set in the same enchanting world.

Read as part of the True Game omnibus, which collects the first 3 published novels by Sheri S. Tepper
Drini Cami
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
The best in the True Game series, this book shows a lot of a advance in Tepper's writing style. Not only did the characters gain a depth and strength not shown in the previous books, but the story moved much faster than the others. Though still not a 'brilliant' piece of writing, a good start to a writing career!
Andy Bird
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 9, fantasy, favourites
Very good. This book is the last book of a trilogy, you cannot really read it as a standalone, and in many ways you have to judge it as part of the trilogy. Therefore the comments from the first two books also apply to this one. In its own right, this book is a very good ending to the whole story. You must read this if you have read the first two books.
Joshua Castleman
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Another 3.5
So close to a 4! I wanted to give it 4 stars, but she just shot herself in the end by rushing it. The payoff could've been so much better, but again she falls victim to the brevity of her stories. Still a good read, nonetheless.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Just another book in a wonderful series that if you love wizards, magic and the such then you will really love this series.
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Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pulls the trilogy together and hints at the larger cosmology explored in the Mavin and Jinian books. Awesome.
Matthew Hancock
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-game
Wonderful finish! Still wondering what are the Talents of Wizards, but still cool!
Tim Weakley
Enjoyable read. Though it still feels a little juvenile to me, but in a good way.
Mar 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Come on Peter, you have all that power in your hands, literally, use it already! Love the sausage groles! Sheri S. Tepper is AWESOME!
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Sheri Stewart Tepper was a prolific American author of science fiction, horror and mystery novels; she was particularly known as a feminist science fiction writer, often with an ecofeminist slant.

Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career (1962-1986) she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director. She has two children and is married to G

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“He told us that nations of men fell into disorder, so nations of law were set up instead. He told us that nations of law then forgot justice and let the law become a Game, a Game in which the moves and the winning were more important than truth. He told us to seek justice rather than the Game.” 12 likes
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