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ISBN: 0981848702
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Language: English
Publisher: FoxAcre Press (December 14, 2015)
Pages: 220
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 327
Size Fb2: 1186 kb
Size ePub: 1274 kb
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He chased her ever deeper into the forest, never gaining a centimeter, but never quite losing sight of her, either. At last he collapsed, exhausted, beside a river.

He chased her ever deeper into the forest, never gaining a centimeter, but never quite losing sight of her, either. He lay there gasping for breath,. dipping his hands in the water and cooling his face with them. And the mysterious woman appeared among the trees on the far side, calmly watching him. ‘. Hello,’ she called to him. ‘Were you looking for me?’. He just stared, too tired to call out to her, and nodded weakly. Well,’ she said, ‘here I am. Come and get m. Witch,’ he called, drawing strength from his.

This list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Lawrence Watt-Evans. The Lure of the Basilisk (1980). The Seven Altars of Dûsarra (1981). The Sword of Bheleu (1982). The Book of Silence (1984). Out of This World (1993). In the Empire of Shadow (1995). The Reign of the Brown Magician (1996). Dragon Weather (1999). The Dragon Society (2001). The main chactacter of this series is Arlian, on a perilous mission to destroy all dragons.

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Читать онлайн - Watt-Evans Lawrence. Book of Silence Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн Book of Silence. The Book of Silence Lawrence Watt-EvansCHAPTER ONEThe last caravan had departed ten days before, and the next was not expected for at least a fortnight. Skelleth's market lay still and almost empty in the watery sunlight of early spring. No merchants or farmers disturbed its silence, though a few loafers and strolling pedestrians were in sight.

Lawrence Watt-Evans may be best known for his fantasy and science fiction novels, particularly the Ethshar series, but he has published a significant body of short fiction, too, including the Hugo Award-winning "Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers. This MEGAPACK® collects his fantasy stories - more than 400 pages of terrific reading!

Lawrence Watt-Evans may be best known for his fantasy and science fiction novels, particularly the Ethshar series, but he has published a significant body of short fiction, too, including the Hugo Award-winning "Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers. This MEGAPACK® collects his fantasy stories - more than 400 pages of terrific reading!

Bredon didn’t mean to interfere with the Powers - but then they interfered with him! When the beings of myth and legend start fighting among themselves, mere mortals had best beware.

Bredon didn’t mean to interfere with the Powers - but then they interfered with him! When the beings of myth and legend start fighting among themselves, mere mortals had best beware. Bredon the Hunter found himself caught up in the affairs of the Powers - at just the moment one of them went mad! With a new afterword by the Author. Previously published as Denner's Wreck.

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Bredon didn't mean to interfere with the Powers-but then they interfered with him! When the beings of myth and legend start fighting among themselves, mere mortals had best beware. Millennia ago, the survivors of a crash settled the planet of Denner's Wreck. Their descendents long ago forgot their own history. Centuries later, the planet was rediscovered by visitors who stayed-and came to be called The Powers. The descendants of the original settlers soon learned to treat the newcomers like gods

Bredon didn’t mean to interfere with the Powers—but then they interfered with him! When the beings of myth and legend start fighting among themselves, mere mortals had best beware. Millennia ago, the survivors of a crash settled the planet of Denner's Wreck. Their descendants long ago forgot their own history. Centuries later, the planet was rediscovered by visitors who stayed -- and came to be called The Powers. The descendants of the original settlers soon learned to treat the newcomers like gods. Then, one fine day, Bredon the Hunter found himself caught up in the affairs of the Powers ­- at just the moment one of them went mad! With a new afterword by the Author. Previously published as Denner's Wreck.

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Ranicengi
Among the Powers by Lawrence Watt-Evans.

If his main characters are any clue, Lawrence Watt-Evans is just a nice guy. Watt-Evans has taken up the burden - shrugged off by Robert Heinlein sometime in the `60s - of writing stories about basically decent young men who go out into the world and learn something.

In this case, the story is about Bredon, a young hunter from a simple, egalitarian, nice culture, whose highest ambition is to trap a really nice horse. The horse, however, is the set-up for a practical joke being played by a "Power" named "Geste the Trickster." These "Powers" are very real supernatural beings who vary from being distant mythical figures to being all-too involved in the life of the simple farmers and hunters who inhabit the land.

When Geste plays his trick, Bredon gets angry and Geste decides to make amends by granting a favor. In paying off the favor, Geste gets involved with the Powers and learns that his world is not "the world" but one world inhabited by the descendants of a shipwreck and that the Powers are just people with a higher technology who just happen to have been vacationing for the last 400 years. In true "Heinlein hero" fashion, Bredon uses his native wit to learn and plays an instrumental role in a power play among one of the Powers.

"Among the Powers" is a light, engaging, nice read. Watt-Evans' sketches of the characteristics of the powers, as seen through the folk-stories told by professional story tellers is engaging. The political story of the relationships among the Powers is engaging. For Kindle readers, there is a "value added feature" consisting of a few pages at the end where Watt-Evans explains the genesis of his story, its debt to Roger Zelazny, and two inside jokes.
Connorise
I did rather like this story. Not a long one but it had some interesting ideas to explore and was well written. It was nice Lawrence didn't just pad it out to fill pages as it would have ruined the integrity of the plot. As noted by others the chapter starts with the ancient history/legends was well done and worked well.
Mr_Mole
Watt-Evans fans will be charmed by this story which explores the difference between magic and technology. More Sci-fi than fantasy, this story is a departure from Watt-Evans' Dragon series or Ethshar novels. Yet, Watt-Evans' simple story line and clear wit tell a powerful story about human motivations and how technology affects us.
This is a reprint of the book Denner's Wreck. On the world of Denner's Wreck, the original colonists have devolved into an agrarian society. They believe that beings called "The Powers" are gods and goddesses who created the world and keep it running properly. However, it is quickly made clear that The Powers are merely humans with advanced technology who are visiting Denner's Wreck on an extended (400 years or so) holiday.
Our main character is a hunter by the name of Bredon. He runs into a power named Geste, who is fond of jokes at other peoples expense. To make up for involving Bredon in one of his jokes. Geste offers to give Bredon anything in his power as a favor. Unable to think of anything right away, Bredon asks for time to think about it. He then chances to see a Power by the name of Lady Sunlight and desires her. Geste thinks it would be amusing to introduce them, so he takes Bredon to meet her. Geste then discovers that Lady Sunlight and several other Powers are being held prisoner by an insane Power named Thaddeus the Black. Thaddeus is attempting to take over the world and set himself up as an evil emperor. Geste and Bredon each resolve to stop Thaddeus and save the world in their own unique fashions.
This is an entertaining and fast paced story.
Mr.Savik
Lawrence Watt-Evans is one of my favorite authors and I really enjoyed this book... the FIRST TIME I bought it! Republishing the book under a new name to fool people into buying it again is a shameful and pathetic move on the part of the publisher! I'm happy to see the description NOW points out the book was previously published as "Denner's Wreck." I wish it had said that back when I bought the book.

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