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A monument of fantastic literature to stand beside such classics as DUNE and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, LYONESSE evokes the Elder Isles, a baroque land of pre-Arthurian myth now lost beneath the Atlantic, where powerful sorcerers, aloof faeries, stalwart champions, ...

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  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publish Date: 1990-04-01
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    Reviews/Comments On Lyonesse


    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-02-01 05:43:40

    Actually Lyonesse was written and published in the 1980's waaaaay after the Lord of the Rings. Unless I'm really missing something I don't see how it predates Tolkien at all.

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-08-19 02:02:53

    I recommend the Lyonesse series wholeheartedly for those who like mordant wit and colorful characterization. The story is set in what would seem to be the British Isles two or three generations before King Arthur's birth; the location is on what many would call "Atlantis"; it's what is called the Elder Isles.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-11-03 04:22:28

    These are truly wonderful books. Each to his own, but I rate the Lyonesse trilogy above everything else in the list (and some of the others are great, too). Full of brilliant characterisation, bitter sweet romance, and endless throwaway wit.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-12-31 07:25:43

    This is Jack Vance. For fans of his work, this is one of the best.

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