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Battle Circle Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1983


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Avon Books (Mm); Reissue edition (Aug. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380018004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380354696
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,069,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Mcqueen on 30 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book, although not very recently written is very readable and enjoyable. Being a trilogy rather than three seperate books also means that you are able to come to the series conclusion quickly rather than being required to locate three seperate books. Well worth a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick on 26 Dec. 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book so long ago, finally tracked down the name of it and am kinda sad its not on kindle :) I loved these books thought they where a great read !
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The book is now sitting amongst my other Piers Anthony novels. I recall having borrowed it from a friend about 25 years ago and recalled it when I saw it listed on Amazon while searching for something else. And as I have never had my own copy, I thought I might purchase it. Anyway, I am looking forward to reading it [again]. "Battle Circle" was the first of Mr Anthony's novels I have read and recall that I enjoyed it at the time. Lastly, Piers Anthony has become my favourite science fiction author since that introduction.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ricardo on 31 Aug. 2008
Format: Paperback
i read neq the sword as a kid and loved it; getting sos the rope and var the stick shortly afterwards - a series of books that i've re-read thought about many times over the years since. getting battle circle as a single edition later but lost it when it was lent to someone at uni' - it went around the loads of folk before eventually disappearing - evrybody really liking it.
i've been reading sci-fi since my early teens and read most of the 'classics' as well as many unknowns equally as good - this is one of the best i've ever come across - if you want a good gripping story, just read this
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
the Battle Circle -- Serendipity 26 Nov. 1999
By Matt Benson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I picked up Battle Circle purely on a name-recognition basis, and was rewarded for my faith. The three volumes of Battle Circle are some of the least lighthearted of Piers Anthony's work. Sos the Rope, Var the Stick, and Neq the Sword are parts of a very tragic and captivating story. Par for the course for Anthony, the characters deal not only with their own situations, but with the ethical considerations associated with their actions and others'. For this reason his heroes always command respect and those of the Battle Circle, while violent and largely illiterate, are no exception.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Fight to Survive! 12 Feb. 2002
By "arem9" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The time is the barbaric future and you have to take up a militant profession to survive and live well.
Warriors, pick up a sword, a club or a rope and enter the Battle Circle to show your skills!
This is one of Anthony's seldom-talked-about-book and difficult to find in bookshops (at least in Singapore and Malaysia)compared to some of his other titles. Hey, even amazon.com has only a used copy for sale!
The trilogy trails the stories of Sos The Rope, Var The Stick and Neq The Sword (no prizes for guessing what weapons they use), with the tale turning from just another military fantasy type yarn, to post-Apocalypse sci-fi in an interesting manner.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
timeless "keeper" 24 Nov. 2002
By Streakblondie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Battle Circle incorporates the stories of SOS the rope, Var the stick, and Neq the sword: this is Piers Anthony work orginally published in the early 1970s.
The stories of SOS, Var, and Neq are based in a barbaric world (possibly america), where honour rules supreme, and disagreements are sorted by challenge and battle in the "circle". Each story is vastly entertaining and follows the trials and tribulations of each man fulfilling his destiny and dream/s.
An avid Piers Anthony fan, I believe that this novel is one of his best works and so was surprised that only used books are available for this novel!
Piers Anthony's Battle Circle is original, thought provoking, and evokes emotional interest/empathy with each character (which is something worth mentioning: a truly good author is hard to come by these days!).
In three words, I believe you will find this book: a timeless "keeper".
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An epic classical fantasy novel 24 Sept. 2000
By Mahibur Rahman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Battle Circle is a trilogy of Books - Sos the Rope, Var the stick and Neq the sword, available as a set in one volume. The story follows the life of a wandering warrior in a land of nomadic fighting tribes, and charts his adventures, and the changing fortunes of his empire. The book is perhapst he best work, and yet one of the least well known by this great author. The plot is watertight, and gripping, and the characters draw you into this wonderful work of storytelling. Excellent.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
to great for words, truely a masterpiece. 21 Nov. 2000
By Hanif Houston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is, without a dought, the most amazing piece of literature I have ever read. It is three books in one: Sos the rope, Var the sticks, and Neq the sword. Anthony intertwines them masterfully. He creates his own world that you will sucked into and accually start wishing our world was similar. The dimensions of this book are astounding. You will want to read it over and over
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