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Cloud Castles e-book

Author:

Michael Scott Rohan

Language:

English

Category:

Fantasy

Subcategory:

Fantasy

ePub size:

1115 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Victor Gollancz; New Ed edition (1994)

Pages:

288

ISBN:

0575057785

Cloud Castles e-book

by Michael Scott Rohan


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It's obvious that author Michael Scott Rohan has become very comfortable writing in the world of the "Spiral" that he's created. This is his third book he has written using this world and the same main character and it shows. This one definitely flows a lot more smoothly and his confidence is also reflected in the character of Stephen Fisher.

Michael Scott Rohan (1951 - 2018) Michael Scott Rohan was born in Edinburgh, in 1951, of a French father and Scottish mother, and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and S. dmund Hall, Oxford. He is the author of twelve fantasy and science-fiction novels, including the award-winning Winter of the World trilogy, and co-author of two more, as well as short stories and several non-fiction books. His books have appeared throughout Europe, the USA and the rest of the world, and have been republished as eBooks by SF Gateway.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 21 years ago. The first two books in this trilogy were both in the 5 star category. Scott Rohan's weaving of the past, the mundane and the mythical into a wonderfully detailed and evocative magic-carpet is excellent. This sort of skill hasn't been seen since Zelazny.

The car swerved violently, and the bottle sailed past us, lazily almost, and popped into fragments on the scarred pavement. No flames, just a spattering of stale beer. Lutz was leaning out of the window shouting, but the armoured police stationed around the hotel were already surging out towards the little knot of rioters, who scattered, baying like animals and hurling any missiles that came to hand. They were brandishing torn fragments of a banner whose pole had evidently been put to other uses

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Michael Scott Rohan (22 January 1951 – 12 August 2018) was a Scottish fantasy and science fiction author and writer on opera.

by. Michael Scott Rohan. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Used availability for Michael Scott Rohan's Cloud Castles. January 2000 : USA Hardback.

SUMMARY: Mastersmith Elof Valantor pursues his love, Kara, to an unknown land where he is faced with the greatest challenge of his life. SUMMARY: Battling to turn back the invasion of the Ice, the young smith Elof, noble Kermovan, and Ils, princess of the Duergar, gather a small group of men and set off to find the mythical lands to the East.


Ferri - My name
The first two books in this trilogy were both in the 5 star category. Scott Rohan's weaving of the past, the mundane and the mythical into a wonderfully detailed and evocative magic-carpet is excellent. This sort of skill hasn't been seen since Zelazny. I found this book less entertaining than the the first parts of the trilogy, because Rohan has chosen Europe as his canvas. He does it well, but it is an overworked canvas, with nazi-villans, again. With the whole of history to draw on, there are plenty of other disgusting characters available. I preferred Fisher as a man still learning to come to terms with himself. The publishers have not re-issued the earlier parts of one of the best fantasy series of the last twenty years. These books have been inadequately publicised and have not recieved the degree of aclaim they deserve.
Shadowredeemer
It's obvious that author Michael Scott Rohan has become very comfortable writing in the world of the "Spiral" that he's created. This is his third book he has written using this world and the same main character and it shows. This one definitely flows a lot more smoothly and his confidence is also reflected in the character of Stephen Fisher. No longer the self doubting hollow man (thank god) that he was, he is now the CEO of a major shipping company and can move between the "Core" and the "Spiral" with relative ease. Luckily Mr. Rohan has the imagination to come up with quite a challenge for his main character or it could've gotten boring watching Stephen Fisher swagger through life. One thing I did miss though was there wasn't the boat trips on old sailing ships that served as a catalyst in the first two books. Despite that though this book does seem to be an overall step foward for this series. I knew this was a good one when I kept being late because I just couldn't put the book down and wanted to read "just one more page". I hope this isn't the last we've seen of Stephen Fisher, the "Core" and the "Spiral". =: )
Berenn
Similar in tone, to the first two, and still fun. Not quite as good.

Still, if you loved Chase the Morning, gates of Noon, etc, you will want to get this one, too. Mostly fantasy with a little tech mixed in.

Great action scenes.
Super P
A well written book that captures the imaginatyion with what might be, if we could just grasp it. It culminates a trilogy including 'Chase the Morning' and 'The Gates of Noon', but may be read on its own without losing much along the way. Rohan leaves the reader with a sense of knowing what will happen without depriving the reader of filling in the blanks for her/himself.

Rohan presents a perspective that is unique. He takes the concept of an alternate universe and turns it upside down. The basic premise holds that there is a parallel plane of existence where good and evil is more absolute, but time is less absolute. The parallel plane overlaps in locations that appear untouched by time.

A good read for those who enjoy a departure from the here and now.

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