Jack Vance - Ecce and Old Earth - 6

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Jack Vance - Ecce and Old Earth - 6

Postby clong » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:54 pm

Ecce and Old Earth (Cadwal Chronicles - 2)

Perhaps a bit of a letdown after the first book (which I had found to be quite good), but not nearly as bad as a fair number of highly negative reviews had suggested. Having said that, I would agree that neither the climax, which is a long time coming, nor the denouement, are really up there with Vance at his best.

While the book spends some time recounting the next round of adventures of Araminta Station's protagonist, Glawen Clattuc, the story primarily focuses on Glawen's love interest, Wayness Tamm, as she tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to the Cadwal Charter. It's worth your time if for no other reason than the oddness of Vance's efforts to provide a feminine version of his prototypical male protagonist.

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