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  1. says:

    Filidor nephew and sole remaining heir of the Archon has been kind of a dandy He is at a club partying with his superficial friends when he gets a summons to see the Archon It's a dwarf that has carried the message who recognizes that Filidor will try to suirm his way out of the meeting and won't let him out of his sight They go to Binch to find they've just missed him the same thing at Ektop Zeel and JaspAt each of these stops Filidor r

  2. says:

    This is a first rate Dying Earth novel which is never explicitly named as such The author honors Jack Vance's world and legacy while never sinking to the level of pastiche The story's structure is pure Vance an e

  3. says:

    Excellent Everyone says Hughes is very Vancian and it's true but he's different too The biggest difference is that the char

  4. says:

    This is basically popcorn for the mind but I happen to like popcorn once in a while

  5. says:

    Great story Very fun to read and also great for building your vocabulary I normally consider myself to have a great vocabulary but I had to look up words like uotidian and tonsorial

  6. says:

    A fun and humorous picaresue tale set on Old Earth concerning a spoiled young man and his older and no nonsense travelling companion Each chapt

  7. says:

    Before reading this book you should read Jack Vance's Dying Earth or Cugel's Saga If you take my advice and you don't like

  8. says:

    The best SFF book I have ever read this far Chock full of exciting adventure moral lessons and humorous dialog Matthew Hughes presents a wonderful book Although this book is one that needs to be sold with a dictionary because of its use of highly intellectual words

  9. says:

    3 12 stars

  10. says:

    If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery then author Jack Vance should feel incredibly flattered by Matthew Hu

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SUMMARY × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Matthew Hughes

In the Penultimate Age of the Archonate callow young fop Filidor Vesh is perfectly content to spend his days in the pursuit of shallow amusements until he is summoned by a wizened old dwarf in need of a voluntary go. Filidor nephew and sole remaining heir of the Archon has been kind of a dandy He is at a club partying with his superficial friends when he gets a summons to see the Archon It s a dwarf that has carried the message who recognizes that Filidor will try to suirm his way out of the meeting and won t let him out of his sight They go to Binch to find they ve just missed him the same thing at Ektop Zeel and JaspAt each of these stops Filidor runs into trouble with the monomaniacal natives where he has a hazardous and bizarre adventure Even traveling between the towns turns out to be full of risks Throw in an evil wizard that wants the box that Filidor is supposed to deliver to the ArchonThere is humor that offsets the repetitiveness and each location has its own monomania After the second time that Gaskarth leaves Filidor alone to go to the local Archonate office I would have expected him to try to accompany the dwarf Other than that Filidor does learn along the way which is the point of the story How he started off avoiding meaningful endeavors and now sees that sort of life is a waste even though the adventures have been terrifying and dangerousI was pleased that before the climax we get a brief explanation of why the territories collapse into monomania Still way out there but it was something Fast read humor a couple of really LOL situations and although the townspeople were stereotyped for their region the character of Filidor was well rounded

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Fools Errant

Od deed deliver a parcel to his uncle the all powerful and original th Archon sole ruler of the world So begins Filidor's reluctant odyssey through peculiar provinces peopled with odious denizens including such road. A fun and humorous picaresue tale set on Old Earth concerning a spoiled young man and his older and no nonsense travelling companion Each chapter is headed by a story fragment which relates a tale set in Old Earth s history and is great fun in itself Each chapter is also a complete story in itself while also driving the whole tale forward As the two main characters travel Old Earth we are introduced to many strange and wonderous towns cities and especially societies and the pair never fail to get into some kind of trouble The fun is watching them try and get out of itIf the fun and wonder has gone from fantasy this is where it went I think Also check out the seuel Fool Me Twice and anything else with Matthew s name on the cover You cannot go wrong

SUMMARY × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Matthew Hughes

Killers as mutant rodents alien ants and a vengeful thamaturge Now in terra incognito his narrow conception of life shaken to the extreme Filidor will strive to say and do the right thingsand grow up in the process. 3 12 stars