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ISBN:
0312860609
Author:
Lawrence Watt-Evans
Category:
Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tor Books; 1st edition (October 15, 1997)
Pages:
384 pages
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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).

This list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Lawrence Watt-Evans. 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.

The gods had chosen the Domdur to rule the world, and had chosen Malledd to be their champion among the Domdur

The gods had chosen the Domdur to rule the world, and had chosen Malledd to be their champion among the Domdur. They had not asked Malledd whether he wanted the job. Now a wizard has raised an army of the undead to overthrow the Domdur Empire.

Other books by lawrence watt-evans. The Nightmare People. The fall of the sorcerers. A Young Man Without Magic.

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The Witch and Warlock MEGAPACK ®: 25 Tales of Magic-Users. My lady, the priest said, your son has been touched by the gods. The Misenchanted Sword: A Legend of Ethshar. Their mark is on his face, and though it will fade, as that good woman says, he will always, so long as he lives, be their chosen champion, to be called upon when the need arises. He reached his right hand into his left sleeve and drew out a polished ivory case, a gleaming white cylinder roughly eight inches long and three inches in diameter; he handed it to the man standing by the bed.

When the oracles fall silent and the gods withdraw their guidance, the Domdur are not unduly concerned; their mastery of the world is complete, and they have no more need of divine meddling. But then the heir to one of the warlords who fought the Domdur stumbles upon dark magic that may give him the power to avenge his ancestor's defeat and overthrow the Empire.

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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 .

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. The gods had chosen the Domdur to rule the world, and had chosen Malledd to be their champion among the Domdur. Now the gods have fallen silent and a dark wizard has raised an army of the undead to destroy the Domdur.

by Lawrence Watt-Evans. Touched By The Gods was consistent with its own rules, the characters were developed in an interesting way, and the plot was reasonable within the framework of the world Watt-Evans presented. Plot development was adequately complex without turning into a mystery novel.

Other books by Lawrence Watt-Evans Night of Madness Dragon Weather Touched by the Gods Crosstime Traffic The Rebirth of Wonder Split Heirs . WILDSIDE PRESS Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

Other books by Lawrence Watt-Evans Night of Madness Dragon Weather Touched by the Gods Crosstime Traffic The Rebirth of Wonder Split Heirs (with Esther M. Friesner). THE NIGHTMARE PEOPLE The next step in the evolution of evil. Originally published by Onyx, an imprint of Penguin Books USA, July 1990.

When the baby Malledd is born to an ordinary family in a small country town, the oracles name him the true chosen Champion of the Domdur Empire. Should the Empire find itself at war, Malledd will be the one to lead them to victory, by the gods' decree.But all has been at peace for generations, and Malledd disbelieves the prophecy. He is, he says, just an ordinary smith, and goes about his life being just that.Now, in the dark hills of the Eastern lands, a centuries-old promise has come to its end, and an army of undead soldiers led by a dark magician threatens to topple the Empire. An Imperial Army is quickly gathered, and the Champion sought for. Will he answer his call? Or will the Empire fall because of one man's refusal to be anything other than normal?
  • Glei
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  • Haralem
This novel is a bit different than many fantasy novels one might be used to--and frankly that's a good thing.

This is the story of a typical man who discovers that he's the Chosen Champion of the Dondur Empire--an appointment that has mostly been ceremonial for the last few hundred years since the Domdur Empire conquered the world. As it happens however the gods in charge of this world (there are a LOT of them) aren't united in their opinion of the Domdur controlling the entire world, and plan to end this by making a bitter mage who discovers a dark magic based death. It takes rather some time, but finally the Champion discovers that things are happening and whether or not he likes it, he's going to be drawn in.

As I said this novel is a bit different than most fantasy novels. It's a larger book and so it tells the story well enough without seeming to be cramped, and the world is well thought out. I liked it, but be aware this is NOT the Ethshar novels....this is a complete and entirely separate world, where magic *sometimes* makes an appearance. The reader might find this either refreshing or annoying, depending on your bent.

A good book; I liked it. Recommended for any fan of good fantasy.
  • Alsalar
The plot is a fairly standard variation of the reluctant hero thrust into great events. Unlike most, Watt-Evans articulates a clear and very human motivation for the hero's reluctance. And unlike almost all others, he is allowed to return to obscurity in the end. The main character's motivations and personality are very believable (though many of the secondary characters remain rather cardboard). His backstory for the history leading to the current conflict is well-developed and internally consistent. Best of all, he reveals the backstory artfully - you always feel that you're reading a story, never an alternative history lesson.

The big draw-back to this book was the ending. The climactic battle scene was short but you expected it to be given the foreshadowing. The happily-ever-after part that came next, though, was far too abrupt. Prior decisions which were the result of long-running intrigue and had mere pages earlier been impossible to set aside are suddenly reversed with no more explanation than "we won". Worse (for me at least), the main character's closing thought is a fixation on his reward of 'a long, long life', a concept that had no connection with his prior motivations or desires. If felt so out of place that it jolted me out of my abiliity to suspend disbelief.

I usually appreciate when an author keeps a work to a single volume and resists the urge for another interminable sequel. In this case, I think the author should have taken the last chapter (or three) and developed it into a subsequent book. Perhaps the ending wouldn't have jarred so badly.
  • Tamesya
This isn't the best Watt-Evans book I've ever read. The main heroe just doesn't quite manage to get me interested and I find that the characters are pretty much your standard cast. There's your reluctant heroe, a good noble man doing his best for his country, a wife that wants her husband to stay home, a corrupt noble who doese stupid deals and an evil man fo wants to kill the good guys. To Evans credit he does manage to make an intersting storie out of these characters and it keeps you reading til you've finished the book. I thought the end was just a bit to hollywood for my taste and it sort of brings the book down, but hey some people love these kind of endings. I'd recommand people who haven't read any of his work to read first books like Unwilling Warlord, Cyborg and the Sorcerer, and The misenchanted sword. How ever, if you are a fan already then you should read this book it's worth the time.
  • Cherry The Countess
The main feature to this book is it's mediocrity. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't very good. The characters seemed likeable enough, but there were too many of them for any of them to be developed at any depth. The plot was fairly standard high fantasy, complacent, peaceful empire vs evil, dark horde, without any surprises or suspenseful moments. The setting was also pretty average, consisting of small agrarian villages and the big walled city (sort of magical/mythical medieval). Those who really love classic high fantasy, such as David Eddings, might enjoy this. Anyone who is looking for something new and different should try something else.
  • Shaktiktilar
I found _Touched by the Gods_ very intesting; the characters are intriguing, the mythology (theology?) is self-consistent, and there is no "deus ex machina" involved in the story. All the Gods are clearly in the machine from the start :) The magic, the politics, and the geography all tie in well with the military events, making for an interesting story. The only problem is that there's no "map of the land", but since the action is continent-wide, it may not have been practical to have a map in the book. All in all, I really enjoyed this book. Buy it; you won't be disappointed!
  • Biaemi
...and Watt-Evans is one of them. This book is an excellent variation of a standard fantasy theme, but with rare qualities for today's market: the book has fine prose and a seemless plot. More emphasis should be placed upon these in fantasy writing, because they are what assure someone of an enjoyable read on a Thursday night.
I enjoy almost any story written by Mr Wyatt-Evans and this book was no exception. I thought the story came from a different perspective and I enjoyed the way the story moved along. From my view, this is a different kind of "hero saves the world" story.