Jack of Swords (Dumarest saga / E. C. Tubb) Paperback – 15 Oct 1979
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
1st Arrow edition paperback vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Top customer reviews
Although the books are largely stand alone and there's enough exposition in each to get new readers up to speed, a certain amount of narrative progression between them does mean it's best to read the series in order to get the most out of it.
This book runs for one hundred and fifty two pages and is divided into seventeen chapters.
When it starts, Dumarest is once again looking to get away from a dead end planet. A brush with the authorities leads him to a man who has an offer. Join an expedition to a legendary world in a dangerous spacial region where it is rumoured you'll find your hearts desire.
Since that, for Earl, is the coordinates of Earth, it's an offer he can't refuse...
Like book thirteen in the series, this is a novel of two halves. The first involving Dumarest getting into a situation then getting the offer, and then the expedition getting to it's destination. It's all readable but a little familiar. Although the ladies of the story are a little different to usual in that their desires aren't for Dumarest to spend the rest of his life with them.
When this gets to the planet, though, it becomes very good science fiction. As you find yourself really wanting to see what they will find and how things are going to turn out.
The resolution to things is a very good one with, once again, some good plotting that makes you reappraise some of what has come before. And a nicely understated theme about how what you want and what you need can be rather different.
Another very good entry in an entertaining series.
Look for similar items by category