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Review The Dark Shore

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 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 sword. 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 some reason probably contractual and Attanasio can really write His prose verges toward purple at times and neologisms abound or maybe using words in uniue ways is accurate but the story is mind blowingly strange and unsettling and unlike anything else out there this guy was writing Weird long before it became a trendy sub genre

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The Dark Shore

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 th. 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 a dark lord who returns to seek revenge a pair of orphans who embark on a journey to reclaim their lost country and fierce battles against loathsome and deadly enemies But these elements are supplemented with Attanasio s creative uirks Dogbrick the philosophical beast man Ripcat the wandering thief without an identity even the Dark Lord has dimensions than we usually get with such a villain The atrocities the antagonist delivers are truly appalling plumbing the depths of terrifying evil without lingering overlong I won t lie AAA s prose is sometimes challenging It s so poetic and packed that you have to pick your way carefully rather than charging in Some readers are annoyed at having to learn handfuls of new words when they read I love that sort of thing and so The Dark Shore was a feast

A.A. Attanasio ↠ 7 Read

E 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. 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 Last Legends of Earth which led me to read this book


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 l

  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 some reason probably contractual and Attanasio can really write His prose verges toward purple at times

  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

  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 a dark lo

  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 'Last Legends of Earth' which led me to read this book

  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 Vanc

  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 do

  10. says:

    An excellent read Fantastic writing throughout and very exciting