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eBook Future Indefinite: Round Three of the Great Game ePub

by Dave Duncan

  • ISBN: 038078131X
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Dave Duncan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Eos (October 1, 1998)
  • ePub book: 1651 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1934 kb
  • Other: mobi rtf lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 826

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Duncan writes succinctly, avoiding the verbiage that bloats so many other contemporary fantasies. Ive waited a long time for this book as I read Round Three of The Great Game years ago, so I am finally catching up on the whole story. And while his novel contains fewer pyrotechnics than most heroic fantasies, it features gritty, well-developed characters, several of whom change and grow believably in the course of the book. 25,000 first printing. Beautifully printed book, allowing me full immersion in the wonderful story.

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Future Indefinite book That aside, I was happy when by the end of the book, Edward is alive and Alice could be with him as Edward had always wanted

Future Indefinite book. In a place called Nextdoor-the farthest flung outpost of British. The culmination of Duncan's Great Game trilogy, Future Indefinite tells how Edward Exeter does what he has been prophesied as doing, what he has vowed never to do: challenging the god of death himself. This leads his friends to believe that he has lost his mind. That aside, I was happy when by the end of the book, Edward is alive and Alice could be with him as Edward had always wanted. Even if I doubt her feelings by the end of the novel, she could probably learn to love Edward for who he is.

Dave Duncan Dave Duncan is a former geologist and recipient of the . In the second round of the "Great Game", he headed back to Earth to extricate himself from the prophecy.

Dave Duncan Dave Duncan is a former geologist and recipient of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Achievement Award. His previous works include two four-volume sagas, A Man of His Word and A Handful of Men. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. In the opening book, Edward Exeter learned, on the eve of the First World War, that he was a major figure in a prophecy with ominous consequences for a parallel world. Even though he had narrowly escaped being assassinated to ensure the prophecy's failure, Exeter took quite a bit of convincing.

His numerous novels include The Gilded Chain, Lord of the Fire Lands, and the fantasy trilogy The Great Game. He resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Book in the The Great Game Series). I have absolutely loved all three of The Great Game books. As soon as I began reading the first one I fell in love

Book in the The Great Game Series). As soon as I began reading the first one I fell in love. The depth of the story, the characters and their perils, and the ORIGINALITY of the whole story was beautiful. I LOVE the idea of Nextdoor and the Portals. For anyone who has the slightlest inkling of enjoyment of fantasy NEEDS to read these books. The books are marvelous but Mr. Duncan.

Young Englishman Edward Exeter has spent five years trying to escape the magnetic and powerfully magical pull of the Great Game, which has designated him as its most important player

Young Englishman Edward Exeter has spent five years trying to escape the magnetic and powerfully magical pull of the Great Game, which has designated him as its most important player. But war and bloodthirsty intrigue rage on both sides of magical portals and across worlds, and Exeter can resist his destiny no longer.

О книге "Future Indefinite". For five years Edward Exeter has resisted the destiny circumscribed in the Filoby Testament - a sacred and mystical text that has named him the one who will bring death to Death.

Dave Duncan (writer). Although Duncan usually wrote under his own name, some of his early books were published under the pseudonyms Ken Hood and Sarah B. Franklin. Not to be confused with David Duncan, the American screenwriter and science fiction novelist. For others of similar name, see David Duncan. The Years of Longdirk. 1 Tales of the King's Blades. 2 Chronicles of the King's Blades. 3 The King's Daggers.

The savior prophecied to help the beleaguered natives of Nextdoor overthrow their oppressive godlike rulers, Edward Exeter first must destroy the god known as Zath, whose source of strength is in human sacrifice. Reprint.

Comments

Zeks Horde Zeks Horde
Not since Game of Thrones have I had such remorse at reaching the end of the series. Fortunately, Dave Duncan isn't as cavalier with his characters as Martin and most of them get through the books. As always, Duncan develops a well fleshed out set of characters, each an individual and not always in sync with the others or the reader. This series touched me the most of all the Duncan books I've read. The moral questions and conflict are compelling and provocative, yet you still race along to see where the story will take you. It was dreadfully difficult to get into the first book, Past Imperative. It took about five chapters before you could begin to see a plot coming together out of all the disparate elements. Hang in there. Your effort is repaid in full. I've started re-reading it
Gela Gela
Future Indefinite has all the classic epic fantasy elements: a sharply detailed world of magic and gods, the struggle between good and evil, an ancient prophecy, a fish-out-of-water protagonist, a small band of adventurers, romance, love, and plenty of action. The book succeeds due to Duncan's use of these familiar elements in unfamiliar ways. Our protagonist is a young British gentleman, barely out of school; his love interest none other than his slightly horse-faced older cousin. The good vs. evil struggle is better classed as a lesser evil vs. a greater. And the prophecy? It's suitably cryptic...but also logical and quite possibly self-fulfilling.

Duncan's system of magic is not only ingenious, but integral to the book's plot. Anyone in their own world is mundane; transported to a new world (even if that world is Earth), they become 'Strangers', and gain 'Charisma', the ability to influence natives. The more people you influence, the more power you gain and the more you can influence them-- a perpetuating cycle. The competition for native followers leads to Machiavellian machinations between the Strangers in a world, some of whose powers rise to godlike levels.

One cannot read this book without drawing plot parallels to a slightly more famous book-- the Bible. Specifically Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus Christ. However, the diffferences are just as significant, and any Christian who considers this book as "mocking" their faith is someone looking for a reason to be insulted.

Future Indefinite is the finale of Duncan's most serious-- and very likely his best-- series to date. Don't miss it.
Kelerana Kelerana
It was an O.K. book. I didn't find anything special about it. It was a fair story line, with a few twists here and there.
Dukinos Dukinos
I'm writing this review based on the whole trilogy not just this one book. This is one of those trilogies where it makes you read it again and again. Many things happen between the lines. He writes from one person's perspective to another. At first it seemed unusual and hard to follow (mainly book 2). The first book was different, it brought me in. It really holds it's own with it's (not-so-originality) going to another alternate reality/planet. The story is VERY tight. In order to grasp EVERYTHING that's going on, you really have to pay attention to detail when he switched to another point of view, whethere it's Dosh, Smedley, Exeter, Alice or Eleal! Alice was the last to enter...and she's along for the ride...just like Alice in Wonderland wondering what to make of it all as the conspiring polical mess of human pawns creates the "Great Game" of Nextdoor. Book 2, was the most BORING book of Duncan's I have ever read. WWI over and over and over and Captain Smedley's emotions...Edward speaking in past tense of his story on Nextdoor, as it fills the gaps from the end of the first book...ugh. I almost wanted to read the Simarillion....REALLY. Well, after a year hiatus from the books I started reading where I left off. Like pushing and old flat tire up a steep hill....I finished Book 2...and I really liked Present Tense by the end of the book! I started reading Future Indefinite...why couldn't his second book read this well!?!? Everything starts falling into place...everyone is on Nextdoor... it's the religious experience for all on that world. I think it ends quickly, because it took him most of book 3 for us to finally understand the 5 and all the other personalities of the Strangers and interactions with each other that could have been explained better or more in Present Tense. The last book has been a blast to read! Truly a trilogy you'd need to read a second or third time to understand it all and see everything you didn't before. Another "read-me-again" trilogy from Dave Duncan like his first King's Blades trilogy, but for the Great Game...I can only read this ONCE. Only 3 stars for this rough read, but very tight story.
Lailace Lailace
I just read the whole trilogy. This portion of it takes place almost entirely in Nextdoor, the alternate universe where humans from our world can achieve godhood if the natives believe in them. By the time we get to the events in this book, all the main characters are in place and it's just a matter of marching them to their destinies. Because of that, there isn't as much soul searching and internal challenge and drama as there was in the first two books, except for the characters of Julian and Dosh, one of whom is the sole discordant note among the followers, and the other who has a destiny that's not understood until the end. Both of their stories were very good.
Another aspect of the story that I found interesting was the way the plot develops into a copy of Christ's life, with some things switched about. Examining the differences and the parallels that Duncan chose was intriguing.

Spoilers below...

Regarding the ending which some have complained about, I didn't think it was vague in the least. It was obvious to me what happened (Judas became the Redeemer and vice versa). The true hero and Liberator wasn't the one who survived, but his friend whom he betrayed. I think it will take a re-read for all the implications to sink in. But it does mean the Happy Ending wasn't so happy as it appeared to be.
It was, however, satisfying.