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Faery Lands Forlorn. divider. (Book Two) You’ve met imps, jotnar, and goblins; now get ready for fairies, djinns, and dwarfs. At the end of Magic Casement, Inos . Inos, the late king’s daughter, had been kidnapped through the magic casement even as the Impish legions overrunning her tiny kingdom were storming the. Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. VIII. Forlorn! the very word is like a bell. To toil me back from thee to my sole self! Adieu! the fancy cannot cheat so well.

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It’s going into my recycle bin. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I look forward to more in this series. The dog bared teeth, flattened ears, and raised hackles.

It told her she was appallingly far from home. But no one really knew how the magic worked, and Rap found himself not in a desert, but in the steaming jungles of Faerie — half a world away from Inos!

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A few were celebrated for justice and wisdom; many had been despots lanfs a savagery to make the Gods recoil. He spent thirty years as a petroleum geologist.

Here a grand staircase spiraled down to a lower chamber. Until I come back with the review for book three, here’s another Easter egg, one more quatrain from the Rubayat about love, companionship, and reading: Well, if you are sultan here, then what is she to you? Remembering in time that she was wearing jodhpurs, not skirts, she bowed.

Jan 28, Patrick rated it did not like it. Believe me, I know! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I liked how the magic system worked – it is really interesting Book ratings by Goodreads.


Now she was a lajds in a desert land ruled by a dockside whore faeryy a talent for magic and a passion for politics.

That seems to be a common theme in Duncan’s books, but I still like them. Inos is making stupid things as usual, and Rap is trying and failing to help her, just as in the first book.

Even one word would naturally make a man more successful at lechery; he would automatically collect any stray princesses around.

Inos was about to speak, then her courage failed her. There is just enough foul language and sexual description that there is no way I would read this to my young son before he went to bed. Again Faerry tried the infuriating drapery of gems; again it refused to admit her. A Man of His Word is painfully full of them.

From distant lands came gold and spices, elvish arts and dwarvish crafts, pearls and silks, and merfolk pottery unequaled in all Pandemia.

Paperbackpages. A whole world between her and Krasnegar, and Rap.

Faery Lands Forlorn Mil Nicholson. She seemed blissfully unaware of her disreputable appearance — rose-and-silver gown all stained with tea, bedraggled snowy hair fluttering in the hot breeze.

And Inosolan’s tendency to get stuck wit So in this second book, not much happens. The sultan fingered his beard thoughtfully. I moderately enjoyed the first of this series, although I preferred the chapters about Rap because he’s a much more interesting character. Oh, and the adventures weren’t so clever or compelling mostly our hero runs around helpless, by luck getting out of trouble, not by cleverness or power. Eastward from the bare crags of the Agoniste Mountains, the land fell off in scabby ridges and gullies, sere and drab.


Several of the legionaries rorlorn leaning out the great south casement, staring down.

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I guess Forlorb was busy being dazzled by the huge names of fantasy that crossed my path at labds time like Stephen R. I have given only three stars to this second novel, mostly to reflect a minor disappointment with the pacing, but the talent of Dave Duncan as a storyteller continues to impress me and to make me keep on reading after midnight even on weekdays when I need to wake up early and go to work. Monarchs dreamed of loyalty like that. Was that a good sign or a bad?

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That was why there were no doors, of course. Lists with This Book. At Kinvale, although it was well inland, seaward had meant westward, toward Pamdo Gulf.

Faery Lands Forlorn (Man of His Word, book 2) by Dave Duncan

I could show you his real colors. Inosolan is growing less interesting as the beautiful, gutsy princess with a wild streak, and I am starting to enjoy more the chapters that follow the perils and the evolution of Rap from stableboy to magic wielder. Lwnds wonder if the curse works only on my own subjects, not strangers?

Quotes from Faery Lands Forlorn. Sultana Rasha’s meeting with the Warden of the East.