Imagen del editor

DYING OF THE LIGHT

Martin george R R

3.793 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0671811304 / ISBN 13: 9780671811303
Editorial: Pocket Books, 1978
Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Fantastic Literature Limited (Rayleigh, ESSEX, Reino Unido)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 27 de noviembre de 1998

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 56,26 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 3,28 De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

very good paperback, slight fraying to spine ends 1st printing. Dying of the Light was George RR Martin's first novel. An interplanetary fantasy of love and war. N° de ref. de la librería FS14.121

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: DYING OF THE LIGHT

Editorial: Pocket Books

Año de publicación: 1978

Encuadernación: Paperback

Edición: 1st Edition

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

For countless millennia, the planet Worlorn has been 'creation's castaway,' a cold, barren world drifting aimlessly through the darkness between the stars. When it wanders near the constellation called The Wheel of Fire, Worlorn experiences a brief, bright period of light and life and becomes the setting for an extravagant, multi-cultural celebration: the Festival of the Fringe. A few short years later, when the planet has moved on and the festival has ended, the light begins to die once again.

Into this realm of eternal twilight comes Dirk t'Larien, a rootless interstellar traveler. Dirk has come to Worlorn in response to a summons from Gwen Delvano, the woman who deserted him years before, the woman he has never stopped loving. Desperate to reconnect with Gwen, his 'mistress of abandoned dreams,' he finds himself enmeshed in the unforeseen complexities of a world marked by alien sexual and domestic arrangements, unbridgeable cultural barriers, and rigid codes of conduct that can have lethal consequences. It is a world in which words carry extraordinary weight and names have the power to shape--and destroy--a life.

First published in 1977, Dying of the Light was George R.R. Martin's first novel, and it immediately announced the presence of an extraordinary storyteller. More than thirty years later, it continues to stand as a singular accomplishment: an intimate epic in which the pleasures of grand-scale world building and the subtleties of human relationships stand seamlessly side-by-side.

From the Inside Flap:

A whisperjewel summoned him to Worlorn, and a love he thought he'd lost. But Worlorn isn't the world Dirk t'Larien imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight, forever falling toward night. Amid this bleak landscape is a violent clash of cultures in which there is no code of honor--and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable.
Caught up in a dangerous triangle, Gwen is in need of Dirk's protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her--and his cunning cohort. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it's becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. While each will fight to stay alive, one is waiting for escape, one for revenge, and another for a brutal, untimely demise.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

We are the UK's biggest on line out-of-print sf, fantasy, horror and thriller bookstore. We have 17,000+ titles on our shelves. We specialise in good quality books at fair prices. We are a family business and you can see our new stock, up to the minute genre news items and feedback from satisfied customers at http://www.fantasticliterature.com

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Visa & Mastercard accepted along with PayPal but not Amex.
Returns accepted, if books don't meet your expectation!
Please inform on day of receipt if returning.
We can provide scanned images of any title if needed, just ask.
Web site www.fantasticliterature.com - has new small press, magazines and much more besides. Please visit us.

Condiciones de envío:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Overseas orders always shipped airmail or in M-Bags. UL shipping second class unless requested. Secure and safe packaging

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Dinero en Efectivo PayPal Letra de Cambio Transferencia Bancaria