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Fair. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Previous Dealer, Owner Markings; Repaired; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Moderate Moisture Damage (Staining); Edges Moderately Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. A new SF novel by the author of The Star King and The Killing Machine. BOOK NUMBER: X1454. SYNOPSIS: Kirth Gersen had dedicated his life to revenge--to killing, one by one, each of the five Demon Princes who had murdered his parents in the historic Mount Pleasant Massacre. Two Demon Princes were dead, * three were left. Wealthy and unrelenting, Gersen spares no expense as he journeys from the sinister planet of the poison-masters to the slave city of Sabra to learn the whereabouts of his quarry...Viole Falushe. Braving one hair-raising obstacle after another, Gersen tracks down the elusive Falushe at the strange pleasure temple known as the Palace of Love, where at last their deadly confrontation takes place...* See The Star King and The Killing Machine.
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Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1568655045. Hardcover with dustjacket, this book club edition reprints The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love, The Face, and The Book of Dreams for the first time in one volume, book and dustjacket are in excellent condition, mild scratches on the rear panel of the jacket is the only remarkable flaw and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, also included with this copy is a 16" X 21" poster of the color dustjacket artwork by Ron Walotsky, it was issued by the Science Fiction Book Club and folded inside of the book.
The Star King: 4.5/5
The Killing Machine: 4.5/5
The Palace of Love: 4/5
The Face: 4/5
The Book of Dreams: 4.5/5
Overall rating: 4/5
When he was a child, Kirth Gersen's home was destroyed by an alliance of five criminal masterminds; except for Kirth and his uncle, the entire population of Mount Pleasant was either killed or enslaved. Kirth dedicated his life to revenge, and his uncle trained him for it. This book follows Kirth, in a series of five volumes (one per mastermind), as he tracks down and kills the Demon Princes (as the criminal masterminds style themselves) one by one.
As might be expected from the summary, The Demon Princes is very much a work of formula writing; the five volumes all have similarly structured plots that use similar plot devices. Despite that strike against the series, Vance does manage to include enough variation in the details to maintain interest. Besides, this is the sort of high quality writing that might be expected of Vance, and fans will not be disappointed.
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