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The author of the book: Niel Hancock
Edition: Warner Books
Date of issue: December 1st 1982
ISBN: 0445085959
ISBN 13: 9780445085954
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.61 MB
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Fantasy is a difficult genre because so many readers come into it with preconceived notions, baggage from favorite and despised authors and other such stuff that generally keeps them from enjoying a good book if it doesn't really meet their expectations.

Greyfax Grimwald is probably one of the books that gest abused by the fantasy snobs. I admit Niel Hancock is no Tolkein, but then only Tolkein is Tolkein. It's a fairer thing to say that Hancock is no Terry Brooks; he's a few notches above Brooks in quality and narrative.

Where Hancock may fall short lies in differentiating his characters one from another. The wizards Greyfax Grimwald, Froghorn Feringay and the wizard in disguise, General Greymouse, may as well be the same person, they're so alike.

Then there's the treatment of magic. There are these things, see, that are meant to keep whatever world we're in -- that's also hard to follow -- safe, or at least help people get out of fixes. Or something. They are to reside in a chest of sorts, but they've ben scattered to protect them. I spent too much time trying to figure this out, trying to figure out the lay of the land (Hancock provides maps, but there's little resemblance and few landmarks in common between the maps and these stories) that I kept losing the story.

If you want to read Hancock, I recommend "Dragon Winter" Much more coherent in narrative and geography.


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Ebook Greyfax Grimwald read Online! Niel Hancock started out from the Panhandle of Texas in 1941, and was on the ground when the Sky Riders went down outside Roswell, New Mexico. Even as a lad, that tweaked his curiosity, and then they touched off the Atom Bomb at Trinity Site, which put him on the trail of the Road to the Sacred Mountain, young as he was.

He grew up in that wilderness, always looking for clues to the Mystery, then drifted on to the University, then Europe... He was then welcomed into the ranks of the U.S. Army... in 1965. Niel was drafted, and after his basic and advanced training, was assigned to the 716th MP BN, Viet Nam in July of 1967. He served through July of 1968, and was a survivor of the Tet Offensive of that year. In the aftermath of the war, he spent time in the Virgin Islands, then California, running with the wild musicians that fueled those later years of the '60's, and finally ended up in the desert of Chihuahua.

He came off the outlaw trail there, through a small miracle of friendship and having bottomed out on alcohol and drugs, and began to do the one thing he had always wanted, which was to write yarns and tales of the things he'd seen and done.


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