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Sword slew Drev's sister and attempted to conuer Irth Drew cast them bodily into the Gulf While upon the Dark Shore Wrat nursed his rage acuired a black magic powerful than Charm and formed an unholy alliance with a gremlin Now seeking a frightful revenge mad Wrat has returned to Irth as the Dark Lord accompanied courtesy of the gremlin by hordes of dreadful cacodemons these being creatures of the Dark Shore are invulnerable to Charm So Drev hides in Further review to come later

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The Dark Shore

The desert while seeking his soulmate the waif Tywi whose protectors are the thief Dogbrick and his mysterious capable companion Ripcat Two aristocratic children few others have survived Wrat's onslaught Jyoti and Poch while trying to locate their aged weapons master Caval learn how to kill cacodemons without using Charm Finally Caval recollects his own sojourn on the Dark Shore and his companion the magus Reece who returned with him to Irth as Ripca I was unaware of Attanasio until very recently and I think it s a shame he isn t read Stylistically The Dark Shore is reminiscent of Jack Vance The prose is elevated sometimes florid and some of the imagery is strikingly original as when twilight rain fell in harps over the distant isles The world building is informed by Attanasio s almost mystical cosmology which regards the primordial singularity as the blissful union with the Divine from which the Big Bang was the fall from grace

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First entry though complete in itself of a fantasy trilogy from newcomer Lee Upon the Bright Shore lie the dominions of Irth above the Abiding The Dark PDF Star emanates magical Charm below in the Gulf exist the cold heavy Charmless worlds of the Dark Shore Irth's entire socioeconomic system from wizardry to healing depends on Charm Once the wizarduke of the ruling Council was challenged by the rebellious Bold Ones their chief Wrat seized Drev's magic I first read A A Attanasio s The Dark Shore when I was in my early teens At the time I read the science fiction and fantasy genres very sparsely The Dark Shore immediately captivated me Now some 15 years later I don t read sci fi or fantasy at all preferring books and novels that try harder to recreate and lend insight into the truths of the world as we know it Recently I decided to revisit The Dark Shore wondering whether it would hold as much appeal for me as it had for my younger self I was delighted to find that it held just as much if not When I was younger I was less interested in the philosophical implications of this novel than the realism of the created worlds of Mr Attanasio s imagination For many readers I imagine that part of the appeal of novels and genres such as these is the fact that you get to suspend your disbelief and revel in a created world entirely different from your own For me the opposite is true I have found that in many science fiction and fantasy books explanations of the workings of imagined worlds are often conspicuous and reuire a conscious effort on my part to suspend my disbelief which distracts me and diminishes my enjoyment of a text This is not true of Attanasio s work The constructed reality of The Dark Shore is so skillfully and seamlessly interwoven into the fabric of plot and character that it reuires no choice on the part of the reader to endorse what is presented The prose is smart and descriptive utilizing word choice that allows the reader to see hear smell and feel the text The part of the novel I particularly delighted in upon this reading is the philosophy of the work and the characters The characters are attractive and three dimensional and they grapple with realistic issues regarding the nature of the world The implications and uestions posed concerning love greed revenge humanity marginalization etc are relevant in a way that I wholeheartedly endorse and are uestions I would look for in texts of any other genre Well written Mr Attanasio


10 thoughts on “The Dark Shore

  1. says:

    First off I think its fair to note that Adam Lee is a pseudonym for apparently semi popular SF writer AA Attansio who I'd never heard of He's been nominated for a Nebula Award several times but appears to have not published any novels in close to ten years He does still update his website however and answers comments posted on his blog which is neat Also in the interest of stating all my biases before I get going it looks like h

  2. says:

    To say that reading liking this book as a guilty pleasure is not fair It's good First of all AAAttanasio is the author using a pen name for som

  3. says:

    I first read A A Attanasio's The Dark Shore when I was in my early teens At the time I read the science fiction and fantasy genres very sparsely The Dark Shore immediately captivated me Now some 15 years later I don't read sci fi or f

  4. says:

    This book is classic Attanasio a truly uniue setting prose as evocative and dense as William Gibson characters who transcend their own humanity and familiar tropes revisited in new ways I consider Attanasio the Terry Gilliam of fantasy fiction he creates images that are shot into your head mythical in dimension and simultaneously familiar and alien On its surface The Dark Shore has all the elements of a traditional epic fantasy

  5. says:

    Further review to come later

  6. says:

    I'm not normally a fan of high fantasy horror hybrid stories but this was pretty good A blend of steampunk elements are thrown into the mix For fans of Dragon Age and Fable III

  7. says:

    A fairly generic sci fantasy novel loaded with tired tropes and written in a overwrought manner littered with unnecessary purple prose that stifles rather than elucidatesVery disappointed after enjoying the utterly fantastic world building of

  8. says:

    I was unaware of Attanasio until very recently and I think it's a shame he isn't read Stylistically The Dark Shore is reminiscent of Jack Vance The prose is elevated sometimes florid and some of the imagery is strikingly original as when twilight rain fell in harps over the distant isles The world building is in

  9. says:

    I first read A A Attanasio's The Dark Shore when I was in my early teens At the time I read the science fiction and fantasy genres very sparsely The Dark Shore immediately captivated me Now some 15 years later I don't read sci fi or fantasy at

  10. says:

    An excellent read Fantastic writing throughout and very exciting

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