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Born to Exile #2020

Born to Exile Alaric a young minstrel with a talent for magic roamed the lands in search of his fortune And in Castle Royale it seemed he d found both his fortune and his true love the beautiful Princess Solind

  • Title: Born to Exile
  • Author: Phyllis Eisenstein
  • ISBN: 9780440108542
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born to Exile By Phyllis Eisenstein, Alaric, a young minstrel with a talent for magic, roamed the lands in search of his fortune And in Castle Royale, it seemed he d found both his fortune and his true love, the beautiful Princess Solinde But could a penniless orphan hope to claim such a royal treasure And in a land where witches were burned and the court magician looked on Alaric with suspicion, did he daAlaric, a young minstrel with a talent for magic, roamed the lands in search of his fortune And in Castle Royale, it seemed he d found both his fortune and his true love, the beautiful Princess Solinde But could a penniless orphan hope to claim such a royal treasure And in a land where witches were burned and the court magician looked on Alaric with suspicion, did he dare remain for long For Alaric had a magical power which, in the blink of an eye, could transport him any place his mind could recall, a power that revealed itself at the first hint of danger And for Alaric, Castle Royale held danger than he could imagine

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    1. I was convinced this book would suck It was an Arkham House offering from the dreaded seventies that stayed in print forever by an almost unknown author I found myself unable to put it down Great literature it is not, but interesting literate fantasy with good characters and novel plotting it is I fell in love with minstrel Alaric He had just the right measure of bumbling innocence, good intentions, and intuitive intellectual savvy to make him an interesting three dimensional character He is a r [...]

    2. This review will be available on my blog Fantasy FindingsThis is kind of an odd duck to review Written back in 1978, the vast majority of this book barely even feels like fantasy it feels much like a tale that a minstrel like himself would have told around a fire in whatever part of medieval Europe he happened to be in a story of a youth of 15 follows his hormones and falls in love with the Princess Solinde a love that, like fair Juliet would have likely all but fizzled if they were to spend tru [...]

    3. A very well crafted series of vignettes about a minstrel born with the ability to teleport to any place he s seen before, and the companions he acquires on his journeys The story is riveting but somewhat short, and the ending feels somewhat tacked on The climax is only a few pages before the story simply peters out and our narrator resumes his wandering I ve heard there is a sequel, which I plan to check out Overall a very enjoyable story that is slightly marred by the lack of a satisfying concl [...]

    4. Excellent A grand exploration of the super power theme If you can do something special, how to monetize it The Spider Man problem that we all know and love.

    5. So, when I picked this book up in a free mini library in my neighboorhood, I did not expect to like it very much It seemed like just a pulpy seventies fantasy novel, and while I do have a soft spot for those, it s very much a love hate relationship This is fantasy from before the time that every single fantasy trope was completely exhausted, and this often results in a kind of genuineness that I find very charming It s just someone writing about dragons, because they like dragons and dragons are [...]

    6. Born to Exile 1978 by Phyllis Eisenstein is a fix up, collecting together the stories of Alaric, the wandering minstrel, who has the power of teleportation and a born wanderlust, but isn t so much on violence The novel won the Balrog award, so it obviously pleased somebody, and I can see why The story breaks many tropes simply by the main character being anything but a testosterone fueled, square jawed hero He doesn t wander in, take charge, follow a destiny, or alter the course of history It s [...]

    7. I bought this book because I read a Phyllis Eisenstein short story about Alaric the minstrel I enjoyed it very much, except for the ending All the way through, Alaric s magic was about knowing where he was jumping to, and suddenly at the end he had to know where he was jumping from to be able to escape The ending just happened as well it felt like there should have been It was as if she didn t quite know how to end it So apart from the disappointment of the last little bit, it was a good story [...]

    8. I recently saw Phyllis Eisenstein recommended as one of the best women science fiction authors and wanted to read something of hers This is a gentle tale of Alaric the minstrel, who has a secret power he would be in danger to reveal Sweet adventure fantasy.

    9. Born to Exile 1978 251 pages by Phyllis EisensteinAlaric is a sixteen year old minstrel with a witch s power to instantly move to any spot that he can picture clearly Until the age of ten or eleven he made his living using his power and stealing That s when he met Dall who trained him to be a minstrel They roamed for years until Dall died Dall had frequently talked about a distant kingdom and returning to Castle Royale to make his fortune Alaric decided to go there His singing got him a job as t [...]

    10. Boulder, Colorado is home to a wonderful used bookstore called The Bookworm This is where I found Born to Exile by Phyllis Eisenstein The cover to this book was created by Richard Hescox For reasons that are too complicated to explain, I thought this was the cover to the Jack Vance omnibus titled Durdane I had given up on looking for this particular book cover after ordering a couple of used Durdane omnibuses and not getting this picture My enthusiasm came from the guitar theme so beautifully po [...]

    11. Written in 1977 this is a gentle and thoughtful fantasy I was also slightly shocked to see that the magical talent described here is the same as appeared in the Jumper films and books some 30 years later, I d love to know what the author thought of her ideas being reflected by another author.Anyway, Alaric has the ability to teleport himself but hides this in a world where any sort of witchcraft is punishable by death His skills as a minstrel get his into a castle but his mistake is to fall in l [...]

    12. I liked it I didn t fall crazy for it, but I was entertained in a very relaxed way It is not one of those fantasy bullies that grab you and don t let you go until the end of page 800 and something while threatening to kill off important characters This one is easy and nice, not too elaborated or complicated I ll see if it gets any trickier in the second and third book Worth reading if you want some easy going fantasy.

    13. This is a easy fun and adventure book of magic in a whole new way This was a one read book Enjoyed it a lot.

    14. Would give this a 3.5 I enjoyed the earlier chapters, but as he gained companions it seemed like it got weirder The last chapter brought the rest of the book down.

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