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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gance to Book Page. The Demon Princes, Volume One: Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with femonio list of five names written on it. Theses are the names of the five Demon Princes who led the historic Mount Pleasant Massacre, which destroyed not only Kirth’s family but his entrire world as well.
He roams the universe, searching the endless galaxies of space, hunting down the Demon Princes and exacting his revenge Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with a list of five names written on it. He roams the universe, searching the endless galaxies of space, hunting down princupes Demon Princes and exacting his revenge.
Three princes will fall before Kirth’s work is done, and two more await their doom Paperbackpages.
Published April 15th by Orb Books first published Demon Princes vvanceGaean Reach. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 10, Dan Schwent rated it it was ok Shelves: Kirth Gersen, last remaining survivor of the Mount Pleasant massacre, begins his quest for vengeance against the five Demon Princes. His first target, a Star King called Malagate the Woe. But which of the three suspects is Malagate? The Star King is a space opera tale but felt like a western at times and a James Bond story at others.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love by Jack Vance
Gersen is a ultra-capable protagonist. I’m hoping the other Demon Princes give him more trouble. I have two gripes with this book so far. One, this edi The Star King: One, this edition is riddled with typos. Two, the pace is really slow.
You’d think a page revenge story would move at a much faster speed. Gersen targets the next name on his list, an immortal shapeshifter named Kokor Hekkus.
Gersen’s vengeance trail sees him aid in constructing a killing machine and get locked up in the Interchange. Can Gersen escape and take Kokor Hekkus down? I have to admit I wasn’t sold on the setting or the characters lod the first volume.
The concepts of world Vance is building in this series are growing on me. I particularly liked The Interchange, sort of an escrow service for kidnappers and their victims. Gersen dealt death in a much more impressive fashion than in the Star King. It was still a little on the slow side but now I’m ready for the third ls in this omnibus. The Palace of Love: Viole Falushe is the next name on Gersen’s list and the proprietor of an planet-wide brothel.
But what does Viole Falushe have to do with Vogel Filschner and the girls he kidnapped years ago? Boy, did this one drag. I thought the Star King moved slowly dsmonio this one took the taco. While I like Kirth Gersen’s adventure’s and the worlds he visits, the pacing is what keeps me from being gung-ho about reading the next two books.
Jack Vance makes reading a page revenge tale as exciting ;rincipes reading the dictionary. Still, it wasn’t all bad. Vance’s dialogue is as clever as usual.
In conclusion, I thought the first three books of the Demon Princes series to be on the okay side of being good but I’m in no hurry to tackle the second omnibus. It’s not bad but it’s no Dying Earth. I actually liked the story better when Hayford Peirce wrote it as an homage to Vance and it was called Dinosaur Park View all 9 comments.
One thing that has always bothered me about jwck fiction as literary genre is that so very few of its authors seem to have any awareness of their medium, i.
Of course there are exceptions Cordwainer Smith and Samuel Delany come to mind, not coincidentally my two favourite science fiction authors but for the vast majority of science fiction literature out there, the language it is written in is serviceable at best and all too often merely clunky and stilted.
Jack Vance is another One thing that has always bothered me about science fiction as literary genre is that so very few of its authors seem to have any awareness of their medium, i. Jack Vance is another of the rare exceptions – due to his very own vwnce style, a kind of wry, detached attitude that views the events and characters in his princcipes like nack through a microscope.
But it does not proceed so much in a linear fashion, the vxnce structure seems to rather be a serial one as in serial music — i. Ok let me get the bad out of the way because it’s minimal and should not prnicipes detracting: The writing is crisp and accessible, the concepts quite original and unique even 50 years later.
The stories are part action, part mystery and a bit of pulp detective mojo. I can’t really say too much loz about it except that similar Ok let me get the bad out of the way because it’s minimal and should not be detracting: I can’t really say too much bad about it except that similar plot solution devices were utilized throughout all 3 tales.
That aside I still found myself glued to the page and surprised at the end of every arc. Gersen – the main character – walked a fine line of unexpected actions and empathy for me, and pfincipes truth was the perfect protaganist: Vance’s skills at writing are not to be overlooked.
It takes immense talent to get his ideas out in a way that does not overburden the reader yet still maintains an air of plausibility. This is no small feat and he should be given more of his due. I highly highly recommend this for any newbie sci fi reader or anyone who wants to be reminded of why demonnio genre is so darn good. View all 3 comments. Dec 06, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks revenge on five arch-criminals who killed his parents.
The criminals are half-way to being archetypes, these first three being roughly ambition, fear, and passion. Some of the appeal is the slow unraveling of why the criminal became that way.
However, reading Vance is mostly about his style and the environments that he creates. Occasionally a SF author will begin vznce chapters with a short quote from a made-up future book. In the Demon Prince no An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks dwmonio on five arch-criminals who killed his parents.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love
In the Demon Prince novels, Vance frequently creates page long excerpts, or in one case a made-up book excerpt followed by brief quotes from made-up critics panning that book. Feb 17, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an omnibus that compiles the first three of Jack Vance’s five novels in his Demon Princes series, and the author’s powers are on full display. Herein may be the finest distillation of that distinctive Vancean voice, which is at once wry and sincere and somehow un-self-consciously magniloquent.
His characterizations are more vibrant sketches than fleshed out portraits although never flat-out flatand the plotting suffers some, but these are not the elements by which Jack Vance entrance This is an omnibus that compiles the first three of Jack Vance’s five novels in his Demon Princes series, and the author’s powers are on full display. His characterizations are more vibrant sketches than fleshed out portraits although never flat-out flatand the plotting suffers some, but these are not the elements by which Jack Vance entrances.
As ever and very strongly in the Demon Princes novelsit is his mastery of imagery, his distinctly lush yet never purple prose, and his way of nonchalantly dropping a heart-breakingly beautiful turn of phrase.
It is his way of painting surreal alien landscapes believably yet still retaining their bizarre wonder, and his stupendous sociological imagination that constructs truly strange societies that are all the more believable and human for their eccentricities. The third novel in the omnibus, The Palace of Loveis noticeably weaker than the other two, especially in the plotting, though it is by no means anything but a delight to read– it suffers only by comparison.
I recommend the Demon Princes novels for any fan of Vance and especially as an introduction to one of the most overlooked and accomplished writers science fiction or otherwise of the 20th century. Dec 10, Wilsontherocker rated it liked it Shelves: Jack Vance’s books are fun to read.
These aren’t novels that you’d want to read for their intricate plots or page-turning suspense. These are novels that you read for Jack Vance’s narrative voice and his character and scenic descriptions. And on that level, these three novels are completely successful. I kept returning to these novels because I wanted to know what dry and witty thing the hero, Kirth Gerson, might say next. I looked forward to the snippets of philosophical insight that often intr Jack Vance’s books are fun to read.
I looked forward to the snippets of philosophical insight that often introduced the chapters. They didn’t move the story along but they gave me vanve real sense of the universe Jack Vance has created. Jack Vance comes vsnce with the best character names. Oct 11, Principws the Paladin rated it it was ok Shelves: Not a bad read I like some Vance I really wanted to like it.