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by Jack Vance


Vance returned to the Demon Prince series after a 12-year hiatus to write this novel and its sequel, 'The Book of Dreams. These demonstrate the mature Vance.

Vance returned to the Demon Prince series after a 12-year hiatus to write this novel and its sequel, 'The Book of Dreams. Its people are harsh, prone to games of whipping and violent 'diplomacy.

Book 4 of the excellent, and under-rated, Demon Prince series by Jack Vance.

The Face By Jack Vance Book 4 in the "Demon Prince" Series. 526. continents is Gavin's Land, on which is situated the city Pontefract

The Face By Jack Vance Book 4 in the "Demon Prince" Series. continents is Gavin's Land, on which is situated the city Pontefract. It may here be noted that each land, during the Sac- erdotal Epochs, represented the diocese of a cardinal and. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

Theses are the names of the five Demon Princes who led the historic Mount Pleasant Massacre, which destroyed .

Theses are the names of the five Demon Princes who led the historic Mount Pleasant Massacre, which destroyed not only Kirth’s family but his entrire world as well. Three princes will fall before Kirth’s work is done, and two more await their doo. o read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Demon Princes is a series of five science fiction novels by Jack Vance, which cumulatively relate the story of one Kirth Gersen as he exacts his revenge on five notorious criminals, collectively known as the Demon Princes, who carried the people of . .

Demon Princes is a series of five science fiction novels by Jack Vance, which cumulatively relate the story of one Kirth Gersen as he exacts his revenge on five notorious criminals, collectively known as the Demon Princes, who carried the people of his village off into slavery during his childhood. Each novel deals with his pursuit of one of the five Princes.

Demon Princes are a specific breed of lesser tier evil God in the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder

Demon Princes are a specific breed of lesser tier evil God in the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder. They may even be worshipped by some evil races as patron gods, though usually they are not "full-tier" gods, thusly allowing adventurers to bust into their homes and beat the shit out of them.

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This is probably the best of the Demon Princes books, as our hero chases his next opponent, Lens Larque, across space and to many planets, finally ending up on one that has a really interesting, if rather bloody local game that they play. Given there is a fifth book, Larque's chances obviously aren't too good. The 4th of the Demon Princes: Lens Larque. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago.

Tor Books has recognized his widespread audience and for years has brought classic Jack Vance novels back into print-most recently The Demon Princes, Volume One, and omnibus containing the first three books of Vance's beloved Demon Princes series. Tor now presents The Demon Princes, Volume Two, and omnibus containing the series' final two novels, The Face and The Book of Dreams. Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with a list of five names written upon it-the names of five Demon Princes.

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The Face (1979) is the fourth SF novel in the Demon Princes series, following The Palace of Love. The initial volume in this sequence is The Star King.

In the previous volume, Gersen and Alusz Iphigenia were keeping company, but she was tiring of his monomania. She didn't understand his motivation nor his interests in the Demon Princes. Their affair was cooling down.

Gersen and Alusz Iphigenia went to Sarkovy. He had read that Kakarsis was convicted of selling poison at a discount and would cooperate with the guild; that was, he would take an experimental poison. Gersen wanted to talk with him about Viole Falushe.

Gersen learned that Kakarsis had first met Viole on Sarkovy as a boy named Vogel Filschner. The young man had a ship load of young women for sale. He sold two of them to Kakarsis. Kakarsis later sold the two to a slave dealer.

Gersen got the names of the two women and the dealer. Then he checked with the dealer, who had sold the women to two tapestry factories. Gersen checked with the factories and bought the surviving woman. He got more information about Vogel and then freed the female slave.

In this novel, Kirth Gersen is a young human without any living relatives. All except his grandfather were killed during a slave raid on Mount Pleasant. He learned that the Demon Princes were responsible and set himself to kill them all. Now he is very rich.

Jehan Addels is Kirth's legal and financial advisor.

Maxol Rackrose is a local correspondent to Cosmopolis magazine. He is assigned as an assistant of Henry Lucas, an alias of Kirth. Gersen owns the magazine and poses as a senior writer during his investigations.

Lens Larque is one of the Demon Princes who led the slave raid on Mount Pleasant. He is known for his bizarre tricks.

Tintle is a Darsh, a native of Dar Sai. He was broken when Larque stole the contents of a warehouse Tintle was guarding.

In this story, Kirth discovered that a spaceship used in the Mount Pleasant slave raid was landing on Aloysius. He has Addels set up an elaborate legal ploy to lure Lens Larque onto the planet. A man roughly matching Larque's description appears, but proves to be an imposter.

Rackrose researches Lens Larque and finds several mentions of the outlaw. He speculates that the name is a pseudonym and orders a search of similar terms in the Oikumene. He decides that the name probably derives from Lanslarke, a predatory winged creature on Dar Sai.

Kirth assumes that Larque is a Darsh. There is a cluster of these natives of Dar Sai on Aloysius. He and Rackrose visit the area and check out Tintle's Shade, a local bar and restaurant.

Eventually, Lars Larque appears at Tintle's Shade. In the resulting turmoil, Kirth barely escapes with his and Rackrose's life. Then Tintle blows up the spaceship and the lawsuit becomes moot.

This tale takes Kirth to Dar Sai. He meets a girl there and befriends her. He also meets several associates of Larque.

Lens Larque is working on a project involving a face. The next installment in this sequence is The Book of Dreams.

Highly recommended for Vance fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of chicanery, conflict and vengeance. Read and enjoy!

-Arthur W. Jordin
Wooden Purple Romeo
Here's another thoroughly delightful installment (book 4 of 5) of The Demon Princes. The plot is as usual: Kirth Gersen is hunting down one of the Demon Princes who destroyed his family and homeland when he was a boy. There's no doubt that Gersen will kill Lens Larque; the question is how he'll kill him and what adventures he'll have on the way.

The Face distinguishes itself by introducing a couple of cultures which Vance uses to make fun of human behavior. Lens Larque is one of the Darsh of the planet Dar Sai. They're a large ugly people with a disgusting cuisine, a fondness for flagellation, and some pretty entertaining mating habits. Their women have a short period of beauty during adolescence, but then become meaty, mustached, and mean. Thus, the men chase only the young women and the older women capture young men who aren't big enough to resist. (Vance mentions that "the system has permutations unnecessary now to explore.") The Darsh also have an exciting game of survival called hadaul.

The other culture is the Methlen. These folks are snobs who look down on everyone else in the universe. They live in Llalarkno, an exclusive country club type area of the planet Methel, and they don't want anyone who's not Methlen living there. They especially hate the Darsh whose planet is close to theirs. When Lens Larque tries to buy a house in Llalarkno, he's insulted and run-off by the neighbor. He hatches an elaborate plan to get even and Kirth Gersen gets involved with both societies as he tries to track down the elusive Larque.

The Face is hilarious and has a particularly clever and satisfying ending. You don't really need to read the previous Demon Princes books to enjoy The Face, but why wouldn't you?
Molotok
Vance returned to the Demon Prince series after a 12-year hiatus to write this novel and its sequel, 'The Book of Dreams.' These demonstrate the mature Vance. His world building skills are just as fine, but character development has come a great distance Kirth Gersen is not only a full three dimensional character, but he is fully in control of events now. An 'actor' rather than a 'reactor.' This carries over to the rest of the persona as well, except for the villain of the piece, Lens Larque, who must remain a menacing shadow to the very end.
Larque is a Darsh from Dar Sai, a world that was only civilized because of the value of its raw materials. Its people are harsh, prone to games of whipping and violent 'diplomacy.' The sexes don't like each other and the mating customs are half hide-and-seek, and half mayhem. Gersen puts together a ship-napping in order to trick Larque into exposure, has the tables turned on him, and finally arrives on Dar Sai with a new respect for the fourth of the Demon Princes.
Gersen's troubles don't end because he has got to the right planet. Next, he must find the right man. Soon you get the idea that the only cooperative people on Dar Sai were not born their. The Darsh have about the same social skills as miners during the gold rush. And about the same amount of rapacity as well. I should also mention that they have the worst food in known space. Winning only a pyrrhic victory on Dar Sai, Gersen heads for its sister planet Methlen, where the beautiful people live. Besides the inevitable conclusion, Gersen also learns the sorrows of love (again) and the joys of delivering a good comeuppance.
There is a lot of subtle and ironic humor in the story, one of Vance's trademarks as a developed writer. As such, interest remains high right through the end as the last twists fall into place. While it was to be only a few more years before the final volume appears it was a very impatient time for the fans. You modern young whippersnappers should count yourselves lucky.
The Face (The Demon Princes, Book 4) ebook
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