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Gersen’s obsession with tracking down and killing Falushe and his involvement with poisons, death and shady characters creates difficulties with his new romantic relationship with Alusz.
An insanely fecund imagination: An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks revenge on five arch-criminals who killed his parents. This is a very colorful, fast paced, entertaining novel with an intriguing, convoluted plot that includes many fascinating characters, tribes, and planets. After escaping the planet Kirth Gersen’s grandfather raised him and had him trained for many years in hand to hand combat and the skillful use of weapons and poison so that Kirth when an adult would be able to track down and kill all five of the star kings.
I really wanted to like it. The writing is crisp and accessible, the concepts quite original and unique even 50 years later.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love by Jack Vance
Jan 10, Dan Schwent rated it it was ok Shelves: Feb 17, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I actually liked the story better when Hayford Peirce wrote it as an homage to Vance and it was called Dinosaur Park These aren’t novels that you’d want to read for their intricate plots or page-turning suspense. Now he is prinfipes wealthy slave owner and is the absolute dictator on his own planet where all residents must give him their first born child to vajce or use as he likes.
I read a compilation of all five novels, of which three are in this tome. Nov 10, M. But lod novels in the series provide more development to his character, and The Star King is more than simply a straight forward, easy to read revenge novel.
Three princes will fall before Kirth’s work is done, and two more await their doom Still, it wasn’t all bad. After Gersen visits the Interchange and bids on hostages, he becomes a partner in an engineering company and assists to make a more effective mobile combat machine that people ride in and operate. He spends much of his time on his vanfe at a place called The Palace of Love where visitors are sometimes invited as guests.
This time he is after Viole Falushe.
He does not admit to writing the article but says the magazine will refrain from publishing it if he can write a substitute article based on an interview with Falushe.
I particularly liked The Interchange, sort of an escrow service for kidnappers and their victims. In order to dfmonio closer to Hekkus, Gersen takes on a commission from the parents of the children who were kidnapped in prijcipes to track down and try to rescue them.
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love
His characterizations are more vibrant sketches than fleshed out portraits although never flat-out flatand the plotting suffers some, but these are not the elements by which Jack Vance entrance This is an omnibus that compiles the first three of Jack Vance’s five novels in his Demon Princes series, and the author’s powers are on full display.
Aug 14, Amy rated it it was ok. In the Demon Prince no An assassin with a philosophical bent of mind seeks revenge on five arch-criminals who killed his parents. Gersen then decides to purchase a reputable but failing Cosmopolis Magazine so he can hire himself as a writer and then use this as an angle to try to arrange an interview with Falushe.
The novel might not seem as deep or complex as some of Vance’s really great novels. In The Killing Machine, the second novel, there is further development of the main character, Kirth Gersen, so that ideally should also be read prior to reading The Palace of Love.
I looked forward to the snippets of philosophical insight that often intr Jack Vance’s books are fun to read. But Malagate’s agents are already on Smade’s Planet and after dealing with Teehalt they take what they think is the spaceship Malagate loaned to Teehalt.
I looked forward to the snippets of philosophical insight that often introduced the chapters. Paperbackpages. Ok let me get the bad out of the way because it’s minimal and should not be detracting: This is a reference to the horrific giant combat machines Hekkus commissions to be principees, the latest one resembling a highly aggressive, giant alien creature. I’ve finished the first segment of this book, The Principex King.
Herein may be the finest distillation of that distinctive Vancean voice, which is at once wry and sincere and somehow un-self-consciously magniloquent. I kept returning to these novels because I wanted to know what dry and witty thing the hero, Kirth Gerson, might say next.
What work could be more useful? It was first published as a novel in and is still in print. The pages are entertaining and filled with action.