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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best, 8 May 2008
This review is from: The Demon Princes: Volume 2 - The Face, The Book of Dreams (Paperback)
In some ways I envy those of you that have yet to read the two stories contained in this 2nd Demon Princes' Volume. A rare pleasure most surely awaits you. I have read & re-read these stories countless times but can still remember vividly my sense of wonder & incredulity as I reached the extraordinary conclusion of The Face for the first time. I will not spoil it by saying more as you are best advised to read the book with as little foreknowledge as possible. If you've already read the first volume of Demon Prince stories then you'll know roughly what to expect here but you might be pleasantly surprised by a maturing of Vance's writing style. There is still the usual mixture of exotic peoples & locations but his hero has become a little more 3-dimensional, a little less obsessive, & there is a lighter, more humourous feel throughout, despite the usual helpings of violent confrontation in many of the episodes. The school re-union scene in The Book of Dreams is the undoubted centrepiece of the story & takes the idea of grim amusement to new levels. Enjoy !
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