- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 713 KB
- Publisher: PageTurner (13 April 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0026HPI16
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,299,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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THE LIGHT COUNTRY TRILOGY: Tama of the Light Country; Tama, Princess of Mercury; Aerita of the Light Country Kindle Edition
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This is a 30's tale of wonder somewhat similar to The Girl in the Golden Atom and the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs. If you want excruciatingly accurate modern science, you won't find it here any more than in Burroughs, but if you want to be transported to a truly interesting other world, a world of romance, of beautiful gardens, "high spreading trees...heavy with clinging air vines and huge, exotic flower blossoms...", and with description similar to A. Merritt:
"Gazing down at the great spread of vapor masses, I saw a gray-black tumbling sea of mist,
shining opalescent with the sunlight on it; and a chasm in the clouds, with rain beating across it, and the sunlight catching the raindrops, spreading them with great shafts of prismatic color."
Once again, this is it. These three novels would be perfect if illustrated by Virgil Finlay.
There is a good adventure thread here. It begins with Earth women being ruthlessly abducted by barbaric Mercurians, the nascent beginnings of space travel on both planets and the ensuing full scale war in which intrepid adventurers battle to the death. What makes this story exciting is not a plot never done before but the intense realization and its descriptive power.
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