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Sword of the Lamb (Phoenix legacy) Paperback – 1 May 1986

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  • Paperback: 508 pages
  • Publisher: New English Library Ltd; paperback / softback edition (1 May 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0450058484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0450058486
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 9.9 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,603,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

M. K. WREN has also written nine mystery novels, featuring series characters Conan Flagg and Sheriff Neely Jones, as well as the post-apocalypse novel, A Gift Upon the Shore. Website: www.mkwren.come-mail: mkwren@wcn.net --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I bought this book, and the other 2 in the trilogy a very long time ago. I remember the first time I read them, I was working night shifts, when I got home after a long night the parcel was waiting for me, I opened it and started flicking through as you do with all new books (well I do anyway). I thought I'd just read a little - well 12 hours later I was half way through the second book and furious I would have to put it down to go to work. I fell in love with Richard and Alexand and their world. Yes, its space opera, yes it is derivative in places, but I love all the characters and the situation they find themselves in.

These books made me laugh, cry, fall in love and I so want to go to their world.

I've re-read them a number of times over the years, they stand the test of time and I fall in love again each time.

I bought second copies so that I would always have one. And I've just found they are available on kindle, so just bought them again.

This series is coming to my grave with me.

I really would recommend this to everyone, whether they like science fiction or not, there is something in these 3 books for everyone.
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I have loved this book (and the others in the trilogy) since I first read them over twenty years ago and read them again at least once a year. I find the story line powerful and very moving and never fails to make me cry even though I know what happens. The books I have are now rather battered and I was overjoyed to find they had been published on Kindle
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This vision of the future takes place around the year 3200 and depicts humankind as star faring, but only so far. Set in the Centauri system the Elite Houses of a future feudal system determine how to keep the system going in their favor while keeping the Bonds and Feshs working productively. I’m not sure entirely why this could go this way but I embraced the story.
Rich and Alexand Woolf are the only two heirs of the Woolf House. Rich is diseased and will not live far into adulthood while Alexand is disenchanted with his lot and the system that allows them their station in life. Things must change.
The House system is somewhat reminiscent of Dune yet not so far flung that Earth based references are lost. An organization of scholars and ethical people are working behind the scenes, Phoenix, to path the way for social change and bettering humankind. Their methods and decision making remind me of Harry Seldon from Foundation and his psycho-historical equations to model the future. The slang of the Outsiders reminds me of William Gibson’s works in Cyberpunk. Enough name dropping.
This is book one in the series and I enjoyed it enough to consider reading the remainder when my TBR is under control again. That’ll be...sometime. The only down side for me was the arranged marriages and being immersed in so much Elite House machinations angst. If you like Space Opera and epic stories then this is for you. I’m giving it a three out of five.
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The reviews on this book and its sequels restore my faith in humanity. This is the only trilogy I have ever read in full, then picked up and read again.

Political commentary, thriller, action adventure and at its heart a love story.

Anything said about the plot would be a spoiler.

Magnificent characters brilliantly written.

You could say I like it. Can I give it 6 stars
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