Lord Demon ebook

by Jane Lindskold,Roger Zelazny

LORD DEMON Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold.

LORD DEMON Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold. Praise for LORD DEMON "Filled with offbeat humor and sparkling images, Zelazny's last novelЧcompleted by his friend and biographer Jane LindskoldЧprovides a last glimpse into the font of creativity and brash imagination that made Zelazny one of sf's memorable writers.

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was a wizard of the pen: he won six Hugos and three Nebulas and is revered by science fiction and fantasy readers. Lord Demon is his last novel, the second of two projects unfinished at his death. Jane Lindskold, his partner and a fantasy author herself, completed it from some manuscript, a few notes, and conversations she'd had with him. Fans are often skeptical of posthumous collaborations: "It's not real Zelazny"-but Lord Demon comes darned close. It deserves space beside the Amber series, The Dream Master, and Lord of Light

Posthumously finished by his companion Jane Lindskold, Roger Zelazny's "Lord Demon" is an excellent piece of what Zelazny did best - enjoyable, human characters written on a superhuman scale.

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was a wizard of the pen: he won six Hugos and. Posthumously finished by his companion Jane Lindskold, Roger Zelazny's "Lord Demon" is an excellent piece of what Zelazny did best - enjoyable, human characters written on a superhuman scale. The conception of the demons and gods and the dimensions surrounding ours meshes with the story. Written with an enjoyable understanding of the cultures and societies both real and imagined.

Lord Demon is a fantasy novel by American writer Roger Zelazny, completed in 1999 by Jane Lindskold after his death.

Fandoms: Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny, Lord Demon - Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold, Roadmarks - Roger Zelazny, A Dark Traveling - Roger Zelazny. No Archive Warnings Apply.

Lord Demon (1999) with Roger Zelazny. The Buried Pyramid (2004). Child of a Rainless Year (2005).

Mentored by her friend, Roger Zelazny, she started publishing stories in 1992, and she published her first novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls in December, 1994. In her Athanor series, she writes about the creatures of legend - shape-shifters, satyrs, merfolk, and unicorns - who have sworn to keep their existence hidden from a human race prone to kill what it does not understand. Lord Demon (1999) with Roger Zelazny.

Roger Zelazny burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber

Roger Zelazny burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

by Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold. by Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold.

Roger Zelazny in Roger Zelazny by Jane M. Lindskold. Spring Morning: Missive. He drank his coffee black. The small print under each title displays original publication information (date and source) for published pieces and (sometimes a guess at) the date it was written for unpublished pieces. The small print may also contain a co-author’s name, alternate titles for the work, and awards it received. So did I. Sometimes we’d drink out of the same cup, because it was easier than keeping two mugs filled.

The great wars between gods and demons began five millennia ago--and ended with the demons' crushing defeat and banishment from their homeland. The demon race would have surely perished in the empty dimension of their exile had they not found a secret conduit to a safe and hidden plane...called Earth.

Greatest among the demons was Kai Wren--the Godslayer and Lord Demon--a master swordsman, dreamer, and glassblower who can contain entire universes in bottles of his creation; a legendary warrior who once, long ago, singlehandedly destroyed a god. But now, Kai Wren must seek vengeance for the murder of his devoted human servant, and he fears that this one death heralds the crumbling of a peace that has reigned for a thousand years.

Forced into a series of uncomfortable alliances, Kai Wren strives to preserve the Demon Realms. But his heart has become his fatal weakness, growing soft during years of peace. He has given trust where trust should not be given, only to discover that among his closest companions are those who will betray him--even destroy him--unless he can regain that which once made him Lord Demon.

Zelazny is one of my favorite writers. While this isn't terrible, I would not have read it if it wasn't written by him. (turns out some of it wasn't it was co-authored, and published 4years after his death)

Plenty of interesting ideas and characters, easily enough for a great book. The problem is the story isn't very good. Too many easy solutions, which is understandable if you don't have a good story.

Some things I didn't like:
1 - one of the planes (dimensions) they go to is ruled by the Hangers. Only its clothing hangers! :(
2 - the next plan eover is teh Sock plane (populated by lost socks). The characters discuss how things in a drawer get lost and disappear, only to end up in one of these planes.

This would be "cute and amusing" in a book such as "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy" but here they detract from the story.

3 - the protagonist has created a bottle that gives him 3 wishes. So he just uses 2 of them to solve the main problems at the end. Why even have a a book with that kind of "solution". The book could have been shortened to 1 sentence:
"The Demons had 2 serious problems, so Kai Wren wished them solved, and everything worked out."

4 - if the Gods were so tough, how come they didn't do better in the final skirmish at the end?

5 - the gods main weapons are Theronic rifles? Laser Gun / Magic Rifles? C'mon.
6 - the gods have a new weapon, a green fire. Even more deadly. And they still lose?

A lot of interesting ideas, but a poorly designed story. Easily enough material for 2-3 books, but it would require better stories.

I think the reason this was not as good as his earlier works is he was dead for 4 years before this was published, and the co-author wasn't able to make a good story out of it. It's a shame, because there was a lot of potential for a nice series here.
Classic zelazny feel. I love this story. Get it in hardback if you can. Be prepared to want to read it in one go.
I was a bit surprised to read some of the scathing comments that other reviewers have posted about "Lord Demon," and from the general trend of these reviews I suppose myself to be among the minority of Zelazny fans who thoroughly enjoyed this book. So be it. "Lord Demon" was fresh and original Zelazny fiction, full of warmth and wit and all of the other goodness that readers have come to expect from this master of letters. Zelazny was never an author to churn out endless carbon-copy reworks of the same tired themes, and once again he succeeded in breaking out of his own mold when he wrote this book. In fact, I suspect that many of the negative reviews about "Lord Demon" are rooted in the fact that this novel, like so much of Zelazny's fiction, is completely different from anything else that he's ever written. This book is not "Nine Princes In Amber," which is appropriate enough since Zelazny already has a book by that name!

Kai Wren is something of a self-imposed exile among demon-kind, concentrating most of his time and energy on the creation of fabulous (and potently magical) art glass. When a beloved human servitor is murdered by lowly "scrub" demons, however, Lord Demon's thirst for vengeance draws the lonely recluse back into demonic society and politics.

Yes, the reader sees much of what is coming long before Kai Wren catches on. Big deal. The story is told primarily from Kai Wren's perspective-- that is, from the perspective of an ancient and powerful being, confident in his own immortality and therefore blinded by arrogance-- so it shouldn't be too surprising that the reader often sees things that Lord Demon is incapable of comprehending, for all of his terrible power and ancient wisdom. The author's POINT is that Kai Wren is maddeningly overconfident and frequently underestimates his foes. Of course Kai Wren is oblivious to things that would come instinctively to lesser beings! When you, the reader, see Kai Wren walking blindly into danger, it adds depth to his character and heightens the novel's suspense. In fact, professional writers even have a name for this type of literary device: "foreshadowing."

I also see many reviews complaining about the "planes of hangers and socks." Ridiculous, yes, but also vintage Zelazny humor! I have a feeling that these reviewers haven't read much other Zelazny fiction, for his sense of humor always tended to run toward the absurd-- one of my favorite Zelazny short stories, "Unicorn Variations," is about beer-swilling, chess-playing mythical beings, and who could forget the 'Alice in Wonderland' bar scene from Zelazny's 'Amber' series? Personally, I thought The Walker's one-line explanation of the hangars and socks was hilarious, and a single quote from a novel hasn't made me laugh out loud like this in a long, long time!

Is "Lord Demon" Zelazny's best novel? Probably not. But Roger Zelazny's genius was such that even his second-tier efforts tower above most other fantasy and sci fi yarns! With "Lord Demon," Roger Zelazny delivered exactly what his fans have come to expect: a well-told tale about extremely human characters, told with wit and warmth, and offering a touching lesson or two along the way. You may even see a reflection of your own mortality in the dark eyes of Kai Wren-- Lord Demon.
As others have pointed out, Lord Demon starts out in a manner fitting of Zelazny. The ideas and the style, the writing, are everything one could want. Truth be told, the first several chapters through, that nostalgic feel of classic Zelazny was so strong, I could have wept. Okay maybe that's a bit too dramatic, but you get the idea.. :P
In any case, there was suddenly a point when it hit, that the book just lost it and went downhill. It was actually quite a noticeable division. The last part in particular was hastily thrown together, far too many easy outs, and simply badly executed.
I'm tempted to blame all that on Lindskold, but its probably unfair to pass judgement in such a blanket fashion, especially since Zelazny did write some pretty bad (IMHO) books towards the end... So I guess I'll just leave it as a book with a beginning that was a joy to read and an ending that does it quite an injustice.
Zelazny fans should still read it though, because there is some good stuff in there, more than enough to remind us of how much poorer the world is with his passing.
I must admit that I was skeptical of this book. I didn't care much for Donnerjack, and I was afraid that this book would be disappointing - but...IT WAS ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL! This book is so vibrantly Roger Zelazny, I almost cried when it was over. If you're a Zelazny fan, please read this - it will make you feel as if the great master himself is standing before you, reciting yet another masterpiece. Jane Lindskold did a marvellous job. Ms. Lindskold thank you for keeping his spirit alive - wish we could have a sequel of the adventures of Kai Wren!
Lord Demon ebook
Jane Lindskold,Roger Zelazny
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Avon; lst ed edition (August 3, 1999)
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