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by Glen Cook

Free eBook The Tower of Fear download ISBN: 0812509293
Author: Glen Cook
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates (1990)
Language: English
Pages: 375
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
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Rating: 4.7
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The Tower of Fear book. I mean, Glen Cook the God of All Things Evil (GCtGoATE™), coming up with kids so irresistible even I want to kidnap adopt them? I don't think so. Well guess what?

The Tower of Fear book. The City of Qushmarrah is uneasy under the rule of the Herodians. Well guess what?

The citadel's tower pierced their low bellies. Lightning shattered darkness. Thunder crushed the uproar in the streets.

Glen Cook The Tower Of Fear THE PLAYERS IN THE MANY-FACED GAMEQushmarrah-The conquered city where events take placeTHE veydeen by the Dartar tribesmen, the literal meaning of the word beingstone-sitters. The citadel's tower pierced their low bellies.

The Tower of Fear has been added to your Cart. This book is somewhat unique in the books I have read by glen cook. While there are military elements present they are secondary to the story and battles do not play a notable role. The political intrigue, a story of 3 factions interested in control of the city, as well as the goals of the Witch and the infighting in 2 of the factions, one of which at least superficially resembles imperial rome. More generally this book appears to be well informed by classical studies in general and in one particular case it is hard not to think of a certain event in the Punic Wars.

All of it and none of it. I think Rose is telling us the truths he believes. That doesn't mean somebody hasn't been lying to hi. "I grow more curious about our Rose by the hour. He told me he learned tospeak Herodian when he was a sailor, before the conquest. But how manymerchants can read and write their native tongue, let alone a foreign one?" "He's done great work for u. "I know. This is an example if only half is true. He tapped theletter, leaned forward, glared down at it.

Salom Edgit said, "The traitors will be rooted out and slaughtered

Salom Edgit said, "The traitors will be rooted out and slaughtered. No. They will not. They were driven to it. When a man's supposed guardianbecomes more savage and rapacious than his avowed enemies, what is he to do? Ihave investigated, Salom. The people of the Hahr have been provoked beyondendurance. There will be no reprisals. Edgit snapped, "We let a bunch of shopkeepers and artisans get away withbetraying us? The policy from the beginning has been.

Across the room Reyha burbled in Laella’s arms. Naszifs face was pallid and wooden. He had gotten through the amenities by rote. Aaron doubted that he knew who his guests were. ed that Naszif deserved any misfortune Aram handed him. Another part-the part that so loved Arif and Stafa-empathized. Zouki was Naszif’s only son. The only one he would ever have by Reyha. And under Herodian law he could not put her aside, nor could he take a second wife. Under Herodian law, which would not have been in place had the Seven Towers held a few more days.

Praise for The Tower of Fear. Born in 1944, GLEN COOK grew up in northern California, served in the . Nomad mercenaries, effete politicians, and ordinary folk caught in extraordinary circumstances occupy the dark, foreboding fantasy world created by the author of the popular Black Company series. The real strength of the book is its grim but meticulous world building, its large cast of well-drawn characters, and the fascinating if sometimes overly complex political intrigues. Navy, attended the University of Missouri, and was one of the earliest graduates of the well-known "Clarion" workshop SF writers.

The Tower of Fear - Glen Cook. Was he not supposed to know as little of fear as the desert windstorms that brewed over the Takes and raged north over the Khadatqa Mountains and beyond, to inundate Qushmarrah with dust and torment it with a ferocious dry heat? Fa’tad al-Akla held the Living in contempt. Aaron thought them quixotic at best.

The City of Qushmarrah is uneasy under the rule of the Herodians-short, balding men whose armies would never have conquered the city had not the great and evil wizard Narkar been killed and sealed in his citadel; had not the savage nomad Datars turned coat and sided with the invaders; had not some traitor opened the fortress to them. Not many would welcome the return of the old religion, the bloody return of wizardry... but there are some patriots who would accept the return of the devil they know, if it meant the return of independence. In The Tower of Fear, Glen Cook weaves a complex and intriguing fantasy adventure.
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Cargahibe
If you are a hard core reader, you sometimes don't have time to break in something new, and turn to a 'proven' story that you know you will like, and will never grow stale if you let it sit for just a bit. That is how I feel about The Tower Of Fear. I have re-read it many times, and enjoy it each time as much as I did the first reading. It has all the elements a good pseudo-historical fantasy novel should have. It has political intrigue, great characters and back story, and fun plot. I was surprised at the one negative comment, but I beleive that he was used to reading from one perspective only, and was confused by having to conform to Cook's switching viewpoints to give a larger view of the story. I thought the various stories was what made the book great as opposed to merely good.

I do enjoy the plot settings, and I noticed that there are differences as to any real historical equivalant. The Herodians are obviously Roman, and I enjoy his characterising them as short and balding, as this is somewhat true of the average Roman- just look at some of the busts! Ceaser was always fretting about his hair line. I remeber a quote somewhere about being conquered by a 'nation of plumbers', and that fits Cook's Herodians well. Business minded, pragmatic, they are beaurocrats with swords. The city does remind me of Carthage and Jerusalem, particularly the underground resistance cells. I also thought of the Greek city-states, but with Nakor in charge, there is little to no Greek influence possible. Jerusalem seems the best take, as it was never an easy occupation. And, as for the Dartar, they seem more Persian, or other Nomadic desert horsemen. They added a dimension to the story that I also enjoyed, particulary some of thier customs and insights into civilization.

If you are wondering to take a chance on it, well, if you like Scorcery, skilled assassins, intrigue, political maneuvering, spies, child snatchers torn to bits by crowds, uneasy alliances and fluctuating crisis, along with a dose of action and plain adventure, this is a good bet. What I really like about Cook's writing is how he manages to make the extraordinary- to us- seem so ordinary to his characters. And rightly so, as this is their everyday life. This is also the strength of the Black Company sieries, I think- making us feel part of something beyond the norm in a familiar fashion.
Ynye
This book is somewhat unique in the books I have read by glen cook. While there are military elements present they are secondary to the story and battles do not play a notable role. The political intrigue, a story of 3 factions interested in control of the city, as well as the goals of the Witch and the infighting in 2 of the factions, one of which at least superficially resembles imperial rome. More generally this book appears to be well informed by classical studies in general and in one particular case it is hard not to think of a certain event in the Punic Wars.

Realistic portrayal of characters, believable political goals and machinations, and sympathetic characters from most sides make this a pleasure to read. If you enjoyed The Dragon Never Sleeps or Shadowline, the political violence will seem more muted here but the tapestry he weaves is arguably more complex.
Broadraven
Classic Glen Cook writing here. If you expect the same old fantasy format you will be disappointed. If you're looking for an amazing read then you wont be disappointed
Dibei
Heard this was one of Glen Cook's gems after having read Passage at Arms which is one of my favorite books. tower of fear is a real unique fantasy book very unlike anything you've ever read. It all takes place in a city very much like Carthage and has some real complex characters that you don't know whether to root for or against. Plenty of surprises too.
Vispel
A book easy to read that in 1989 didn't get the reception HBO's Game of Thrones is nowadays but is much the same thing. Filled with intrigue and so on that grips you from one page to the next
Dark_Sun
You'll like this... Same style, completely new setting and universe. Keeps you wondering who the food and who the bad guys are till the end.
Faegal
Brilliant. One of my all time favorite fantasy books. Unique, great characters, clever plot. My highest recommendation. Glen Cook does not disappoint.
another great novel by Glen Cook; well worth the read! It is a stand alone novel not connected to any series