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eBook Present Tense (Round Two of The Great Game) ePub

by Dave Duncan

  • ISBN: 0759243840
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Dave Duncan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: e-reads.com (July 27, 2009)
  • Pages: 474
  • ePub book: 1421 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1113 kb
  • Other: doc lit mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 878

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A man falls naked out of the sky onto a WWI battlefield, landing in sight of four British soldiers.

A man falls naked out of the sky onto a WWI battlefield, landing in sight of four British soldiers. Apparently near-catatonic, he's placed in a mental hospital where he is eventually recognized by an old friend who helps him escape. Edward Exeter has been playing dumb, we learn, in part because his story is so unbelievable, and in part because he's been accused of murder.

Present Tense, Round Two of The Great GameDave Duncan writes one excellent book after another

Present Tense, Round Two of The Great GameDave Duncan writes one excellent book after another. with a remarkable story to tell. The Great Game, the timeless diversion of human gods, a ruthless. contest of t Present Tense, Round Two of The Great GameDave Duncan writes one excellent book after another

THE GREAT GAME IS AFOOT!In the midst of the horror of the first World War, a stranger falls from nowhere . Dave Duncan, born in Scotland in 1933, is a Canadian citizen.

THE GREAT GAME IS AFOOT!In the midst of the horror of the first World War, a stranger falls from nowhere into the mud and death of the Flanders battlefield - bruised, babbling, and stark naked. Wrongly accused murderer Edward Exeter has reappeared on this Earth hearing scars and secrets. He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews.

Автор: Duncan, Dave Название: Present tense (round two of the great .

Автор: Duncan, Dave Название: Present tense (round two of the great game) Издательство: eReads. Two nights later he is dragged before Cardinal Zdenek, the king's chief minister.

Автор: Duncan Dave Название: Ill Met in the Arena ISBN: 0765356120 ISBN-13(EAN) . All were well-known, admired for their skills-and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city

All were well-known, admired for their skills-and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city. While Nostradamus attempts to use the dark arts to solve riddles which confound explanation, Alfeo finds himself led by a possibly demonic force through a maze of deceit and death.

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In the midst of the horror of the First World War, a stranger falls from nowhere into the mud and death of Flanders battlefield-bruised, babbling, and stark naked.

As WWI rages on, two immortal enemies engage in a war between alternate worlds in book two of this epic fantasy series. In the midst of the horror of the First World War, a stranger falls from nowhere into the mud and death of Flanders battlefield-bruised, babbling, and stark naked. The Great Game-the timeless diversion of human gods, a ruthless contest of treachery, magic, betrayal, and manipulation, created to relieve the tedium of immortality-goes on. In this series.

Find nearly any book by DAVE DUNCAN (page 2). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Upland Outlaws (A Handful of Men, Part 2). ISBN 9780345384775 (978-0-345-38477-5) Softcover, Del Rey, 1993.

In the midst of the horror of the First World War, a stranger falls from nowhere into the mud and death of Flanders battlefield-bruised, babbling, and stark naked...with a remarkable story to tell. The Great Game, the timeless diversion of human gods, a ruthless contest of treachery, magic, betrayal and manipulation, created to relieve the tedium of immortality goes on, weaving through the centuries and across dimensions. After three unaccounted years, bearing scars and secrets from a place he calls Nextdoor, Edward Exeter, wrongly accused murderer and fugitive from the law, has reappeared on Earth. Leaving behind a war of spears and arrows, he has come to do service in a war of artillery and poison gas, fleeing powerful forces on both sides of the guarded, mystical border who have other plans for the young patriot, and ancient prophecies they wish to see fulfilled. In another realm, Edward is Liberator-the one who is to "bring death to Death." Edward wants no part of the prophecy and flees the murderous pursuers from two different worlds. But there is no escaping Destiny and there are obligations to the past and future alike that must be met if civilizations are to survive...and the dead will arouse D'ward Liberator to new actions-as it has been foretold.

Comments

Siralune Siralune
A good read. Get books 1 & 2 and read in order.
Kit Kit
exciting, i enjoyed it.
Went Tyu Went Tyu
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. Beautifully printed book, allowing me full immersion in the wonderful story.
Teonyo Teonyo
My favorite series from Dave Duncan so far. Greatly enjoyed these books.
Prince Persie Prince Persie
This is an unconventional and imaginative fantasy/parallel world series. Duncan develops a parallel Earth with rather different astronomy, geography, and history. Some forms of magic allow talented individuals to move back and forth from our Earth to the Earth of the Vales, the society next door. The key feature is that strangers, people from our Earth on Valia or Valians in our universe, can acquire substantial magic powers through the accumulation of 'mana' stemming from acts of worship or sacrifice by the natives of that world. On Valia, this results in a society dominated by 'strangers' who have set themselves up as deities. The Great Game series describes a complex challenge to one of these deities in the form of the actions of the Earth born protagonist of this series, an idealistic Edwardian youth. Duncan's parallel universe is constructed well and his writing is solid. In several of his books, he has dealt with issues of duty and sacrifice, and this is no exception. There is a particularly nice use of the confrontation of youthful Edwardian idealism with harsh political realities. The plotting is clever as well, making creative use not only of the magical themes but also of the great influenza pandemic of 1917-18.
Naa Naa
I waited for this book for quite a while and I was not disappointed by it when I finally got hold of it. The complexity of Nextdoor and Home and the other worlds as well as the gods and and their Human pawns is very entertaining. I also enjoy a good "destiny" story like this one with cryptic references to a future that will come true no matter what you do to prevent it from happening, and usually in a very surprising way as well.
Wetiwavas Wetiwavas
Really good--worthy sequel to Kipling, which is saying something. As a fan of Edwardian British fantasy and fiction, I'm a sucker for any of the modern popular fiction writers who borrow from that era, but Duncan is something special: has has the sensibility and the attitudes right.
Duncan continues the storyline with intrigue and expertise. The plot continues to grow leaving the reader with a craving for more of the adventure to unfold.