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  • Valentine Pontifex
  • Robert Silverberg
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
  • 9780061054860

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Free read Valentine Pontifex 107 Hery and wizardry run rampant under the reign of the mighty Pontifex as both the rightful and the unworthy heirs to the throne anxiously await his demise Korsibar son of the current Coronal plots with his twin sister and ambitious companions to seize the power of the Coronal when his father ascends to the throne of the PontifexBut the. This is the third in a series known as the The Majipoor Cycle Unlike LeGuin s Hainish Cycle The Majipoor Cycle is a regular series and should be read in seuence though it wouldn t hurt if the second were read before the first I had read the first two books Lord Valentine s Castle and Majipoor Chronicles in the previous 14 months I wish I had read the series closely together so that the previous books had been fresher in my memory The earlier books establish the history that lead to Valentine Pontifex and there were many references in Valentine Pontifex to events in the earlier booksThe books in this series are science fiction books by virtue of the planet Majipoor having been colonized by humans and other species over the last 14000 years Aside from that it is a fantasy There is an element of telepathy in this series which reaches a crescendo in Valentine Pontifex It put me very much in mind of the kind of telepathy and mental powers the shining in Stephen King s Doctor Sleep which I had just finished readingRobert Silverberg s writing of this series is uite enjoyable and it is uite different from the stories in his acclaimed earlier novels Dying Inside and The Book of Skulls

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Free read Valentine Pontifex 107 The national bestselling saga of Robert Silverberg's stunning imagination continues in the first new hardcover Majipoor novel in nearly a decade As a preuel to Silverberg's earlier Majipoor novels Sorcerers of Majipoor provides a deep dark vision for the background of the conflict in Lord Valentine's Castle and Valentine PontifexTreac. This was a very Frank Herbert kind of bookNot that one Grandmaster must adopt the style and tone of another but I could most definitely see many similarities between this end of a trilogy book and Herbert s DuneSilverberg s Majipoor like the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert is thousands of years old and the distant almost mythical origins of Old Earth are shrouded in remote collective memory Silverberg s water kings the enormous and mysterious sea dragons are also mindful of Herbert s great sandworms as is the animist theology built around the great beasts There was a scene when a poor communicant delivers a holy artifact to the king a dragon s tooth and that is where I made the connection between the sea dragons and the sandwormsThis is also a very political book Silverberg delves deeply into the protocols and constitutional underpinnings of the Majipoor government as the process of choosing candidates for Coronal amongst the aristocracy and the connections between Pontifex and the other executives within the political structures on Majipoor are explored and made clearFinally and unfortunately this book is like the Dune series in that the farther a reader goes from the source book the stale the story This was still entertaining and I have to admit that I really enjoy the complexity of Silverberg s Majipoor creation but this lacked the originality of the earlier books and somewhat even digressed into melodrama

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Free read Valentine Pontifex 107 Burdens of the crown and scepter exact of a price than Korsibar is prepared to pay His rival fights to take his appointed place as keeper of his beloved Majipoorand to resbackse order to the utter chaos that has befallen their worldSilverberg has created a big planet chock a block with life and potential sbacksies The Washington Post. Full review forthcoming