Seven Citadels (was Re: Book recommendations)
Jacob at Proffitt.com
Mon Sep 3 16:50:43 EDT 2001
---Original Message From: Melissa Proffitt
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2001 05:39:50 -0400 (EDT), Kyra Jucovy wrote:
> >the Seven Citadels quartet by Geraldine Harris - I don't think I can
> >emphasize enough how much I love these books. But the
> copies that my
> >library has of them has a DWJ blurb on the back, so maybe that'll
> >pursuade people to read them. This is just a fantastically detailed
> >world, and, again, I _love_ the characters. Yum, yum, yum.
> >the book is about an ancient empire which is clearly doomed.
> A young
> >prince and his half-brother (IIRC the son of a concubine)
> must save it
> >by encountering seven immortal sorcerers/esses - and
> persuading them to
> >give up their powers. These books just rule.
> What stands out for me are the vivid colors and settings of
> the world. It's a Tour, but not the usual kind, and the
> characters change because of the things they encounter. The
> hero goes from being a semi-spoiled Prince of the Godborn
> (title of the first book BTW) to being--well, that would ruin
> the ending. I read them when I was young enough to really be
> blown away by the conclusion. I made Jacob read them as an
> adult and he was equally impressed. They may be hard to find
> now, but worth the search.
Yeah. I read the books in my 20s and was blown away. Excellent books.
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