Faery Lands Forlorn

Faery Lands Forlorn Inos the late king s daughter had been kidnapped through the magic casement even as the Impish legions overrunning her tiny kingdom were storming the castle tower Now she was a prisoner in a desert

  • Title: Faery Lands Forlorn
  • Author: Dave Duncan
  • ISBN: 9780345366290
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Inos, the late king s daughter, had been kidnapped through the magic casement even as the Impish legions overrunning her tiny kingdom were storming the castle tower Now she was a prisoner in a desert land ruled by a dockside whore with a talent for magic and a passion for politics But loyal stableboy Rap had jumped through the casement after her He was determined to resInos, the late king s daughter, had been kidnapped through the magic casement even as the Impish legions overrunning her tiny kingdom were storming the castle tower Now she was a prisoner in a desert land ruled by a dockside whore with a talent for magic and a passion for politics But loyal stableboy Rap had jumped through the casement after her He was determined to rescue his beloved queen, and not even the monsters and headhunters of Faerie or the paranoid machinations of an evil sorcerer would stand in his way

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    About "Dave Duncan"

    1. Dave Duncan

      Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan has lived all his adult life in Western Canada, having enjoyed a long career as a petroleum geologist before taking up writing Since discovering that imaginary worlds are satisfying than the real one, he has published than forty five novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical He has at times been Sarah B Franklin but only for literary purposes and Ken Hood which is short for D ye Ken Whodunit His most successful works have been fantasy series The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word and its sequel, A Handful of Men, and ten books about The King s Blades He and Janet were married in 1959 They have one son and two daughters, who in turn are responsible for a spinoff series of four grandchildren Dave now lives in Victoria, BC.

    850 thoughts on “Faery Lands Forlorn”

    1. 'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and DaysWhere Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,And one by one back in the Closet lays. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Among of the Easter-eggs to be found in theMan of His Word fantasy epic are these fragments of poetry that the author inserts inbetween chapters to highlight and put in context the tribulations of his heroes. So, how does Omar Khayyam and the games of Fate figure into the action of the second volume [...]


    2. As other reviews have mentioned, the second book is not as good as the first. The author could have told the same story in half the time.It is overdescriptive, revealing little information. I skimmed.I am moving on to the third book, but am dangerously close to not finishing.Safety-violence and talk of torture.


    3. Good story, yet it felt slow at times. Maybe the scene-hopping slowed the momentum as we jumped from one place to another. Most of the time, Rap is on the island of Faery with Little Chicken and the sequential 5-in-1 cabal. Meanwhile, Princess Inos and Aunt Kade are in sunny Arakkaran, in Zark (think Arabia) with the Sultana on the other side of the impire (not a typo). I enjoyed the transitions from one setting to another, as Duncan often uses the rising/setting sun or the weather to segue from [...]


    4. Ah, joy. I almost underestimated him again, didn't I? read the first one, felt a bit "so so". look where that got me last time!The tension is on, our heroes scattered throughout Pandemia, and alliances forged and broken and who to trust is never a certain thing.We have our young queen, seemingly wedged between the mercies of a calculating sorceress and a rather sultry sultan with her kingdom far away and in the hands of enemies. Then there's the bloodthirsty goblin, who's holding his head high b [...]


    5. “Faery Lands Forlorn”, Dave Duncan’s 1991 fantasy novel is the second book in the four-part A Man of His Word series. While plotted better than the first book, “Magic Casement”, “Faery Lands Forlorn” somehow feels less fresh and engaging than its predecessor. (This review is part of my “Nostalgia” series, where I infrequently revisit a small collection of fantasy novels in my possession—most of which I inherited when I was younger—to determine if they hold up decades later [...]


    6. I don’t know what I was reading back in 1990 when this series of books kicked off. I guess I was busy being dazzled by the huge names of fantasy that crossed my path at that time like Stephen R. Donaldson, David Eddings, Terry Brooks. The point is, I had no idea who Dave Duncan was until I ran across the first book of this series last fall featured as part of a sale on Audible. However late it might be, this second book has convinced me that I am glad to have finally met Dave DuncanThe first b [...]


    7. Sometimes I feel I am a bit too miserly with the shiny stars but this book just doesn't feel right. Currently, I'm not sure whether it is meant for children or young adults. I feel truly confused, not because the plot seems to be too childish but because the language is simply awkward when you take the context into consideration.Maybe I'm just a miserable critic.Be that as it may, I wouldn't recommend this book to a person I wish to do no harm. Although, I have to add, I cannot but complete the [...]


    8. So in this second book, not much happens.Seriously, Princess is stuck in a badly written pseudo-arabia, where the interesting ideas gets completely ignored. Stablehand is running around in the jungle and then becomes a sailor. The only vaguely interesting bits are the machinations of the Wardens. (although the solution seems to be obvious by now)I'm still curious about South (we've seen all the other Four) but other than that, this feels extremely turgid. And Inosolan's tendency to get stuck wit [...]


    9. Another good installment! I was equally interested in both Inos' and Rap's predicaments this time, neither one did anything boring. It was especially fun to read Inos learning about politics and how to be a queen and realize all her "lady training" is pretty much useless. The politics involved are a little confusing, but I'm definitely gonna continue the books. The magic system is still really interesting too.


    10. I thought that maybe the second book would be better than the first one. I was wrong.So basically, nothing happens in this book. We learn a few interesting things about Pandemia, but otherwise I can't see how Duncan managed to fill this book with so little a story. Inos is making stupid things as usual, and Rap is trying and failing to help her, just as in the first book. I wonder when this will end.


    11. While reading some memories are coming back and I think I remember how the series ends. It's still nice to re-live Rap's and Inos' journey after over 20 years. The series definitely holds up after all this time.


    12. Just as good- if not better than Magic Casement. I still stand by my review from the that one though- I just wish these books were longer with more in-depth story lines but still good, nonetheless. I'm immediately starting the next book in the series!


    13. I think I blitzed through this book super-fast. I could hardly put it down, and stayed up way too late into the night to read it.


    14. What did I like about this book? It has challenged me like few have in years. I looked up at least a half dozen words in the dictionary, and that hasn't happened since high school (20 years ago now!) A word lover like me got a giggle from several passages that Dave clearly had too much fun composing. Yes, the book didn't go where I wanted it to go, or where I expected it to go, but I had been warned up front this series is by no means formulaic and will surprise. For that, I applaud it.



    15. Volume two of this series follows two characters - and two plot threads - half a world away. The commonborn faun Rap, with his word of power that gives him farsight and allows to communicate with animals, tumbles into the wilds of Faerie with a pair of uneasy allies. Meanwhile, headstrong queen Inos - though queen in name only - finds herself in the exotic foreign kingdom of Arakkaran.This is epic fantasy at its best: even when the storyline involves global events, it centers with brilliant focu [...]


    16. For a Dave Duncan book, this one wasn't actually that good. I found myself taking a reeeeeally long time to read it, because I honestly wasn't that interested. I don't know what happened; I really liked the first book in the series!Of course, it didn't help that about 3/4 of the way into the book (right when it WAS getting good), the publisher made an error and replaced about 30 pages with Benjamin Franklin's letters. So I missed reading about the two things I particularly wanted to read about; [...]


    17. this book was fantastic. jumping between Rap and Little Chicken to Inos, Kade and Azak on their respective journeysInos and Azak to the Hub with Kade trailing behind on their mission to beseach the Wardens to aide them and Rap trying to get to Inos to help her and protect her but being unable to do so because of his own adventures coming between him abd her and Little Chicken itching to start his life-long pursuit of torturing and killing Rapoh my! i can't wait for yhenext insallment! i also lov [...]


    18. Genre: High FantasyThis is the second in the "A Man of His Word" series; I said in my review of the first one that the charactors weren't that interesting and I hoped they developed. Well, they did! :-D They went from being rather vapid teenagers to being people with interesting problems. Also, the pace of the action picked up, which made this book more fun as well. As with the first book, the world is still being explored, as are the races, and how magic works.Yum. Now off to read the next one [...]


    19. I got bored by book #2. The plot moved VERY slowly. 2/3 of the book was gone before Inos and Kade finally got out from under Rasha's rule. They were stuck at the castle, and I felt like I was stuck reading about their monotony day in and day out.Once the action picked up, both with Rap's group on the Faery island and Inos' group in Arakaran, I couldn't put the book down. But I don't think the action captured me enough to be worth 3 stars.


    20. The going back and forth between viewpoints was very annoying. I would've liked it better if he stuck with Rap and Inos for two/three chapters before switching to the other. The story continued at a really slow pace as well, and for this reason the book took me longer to read that it should have. I hope the next one is better.


    21. Ug. The first in the series was good. Made me want to read the next. I'm going to need more than this second book to go any further in the series. The politics of fantasy world are just as annoying, confusing, and repelling as real life politics. That, in addition to the Inos/Rap I-don't-know-why-I-keep-thinking-about-the-other-one, made me want to quit.


    22. Duncan really doesn't make many allowances for people who don't remember every detail of the first book - and since it's been several years since I read book #1, I spent the first half to two thirds of the book frantically trying to catch up and mostly failingI really ought to read the last half of this series sooner rather than later so I don't have a chance to forget again.


    23. Good, solid followup to the 1st book. Bright Water and Zinixo are interesting Wardens - what can be satisfying when you are able to do anything?! Rap and Inos are buffeted about like leaves in a windstorm.Best line: "There had been a man in her tent."The lines from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam at the ends of the chapters were clever summations of that chapter's content.


    24. I love this series for a variety of reasons but I find this book to be my least liked of the four. While I quite like reading about Rap I only tolerate reading about Inos. This book felt mostly about Inos and very little about Rap himself, hence my frustrations with it.


    25. The real thing comes along so rarely, it barely seems worth the waiting while you're waiting, but, when it does, then you'll know what the point of all that waiting was. It's better than anything you ever dared anticipating.


    26. This series is pretty good. Decent magic and lots of action. I like certain aspects a lot. I would prefer more honor and character builds but the characters read nicely and many are good or trying to be.


    27. A bit disjointed compared to the exceptional first book, but revved up toward the end. Still on board for book three!(Note: 5 stars = rare and amazing, 4 = quite good book, 3 = a decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. There are a lot of 4s and 3s in the world!)


    28. Rereading this series. Lots of interesting world-building and magic revealed in book two, but Inos's plotline is a little slow. Great climax with Rap, Gathmor and the anthropophagi. Looking forward to reading book three.


    29. One of the best fantasy series I have ever read. Great story, characters you fall in love with regardless of race religion or creed, can't put the book down. Each of the 4 books in the Man of His Word series is better than the last.


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