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Author:
Dave Duncan
ISBN13:
978-0380975860
ISBN:
0380975866
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Publisher:
Avon Books; 1st edition (August 1, 1997)
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Fantasy
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Rating:
4.1
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Dave duncan series: A Handful of Men. The Dodec Books. Future Indefinite (Round Three of The Great Game). With Inos married to the wrong man and Rap dying in a dungeon, obviously the cause is hopeless. Only Aunt Kade refuses to admit defeat.

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Future Indefinite has all the classic epic fantasy elements: a sharply detailed world of magic and gods, the struggle between good and evil, an ancient prophecy, a fish-out-of-water protagonist, a small band of adventurers, romance, love, and plenty of action. The book succeeds due to Duncan's use of these familiar elements in unfamiliar ways.

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Future Indefinite (Round Three of The Great Game).

A burgeoning Saxon enchanter confronts a demonic plot against the king in the sequel to Ironfoot, a historical fantasy series set in twelfth century England. King Henry, campaigning in France, receives a muddled warning of a treasonous conspiracy in Lincoln Castle, his great fortress in the center of England.

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Скачать книгу Future Indefinite - Duncan Dave бесплатно в формате epub, fb2, читать отзывы, аннотацию. Похожие книги на Future Indefinite. For five years Edward Exeter has resisted the destiny circumscribed in the Filoby Testament - a sacred and mystical text that has named him the one who will bring death to Death. For he has lived the Game and learned it well - far better, in fact, than his adversaries could ever imagine. And he will play it boldly to its shocking, worlds-shattering conclusion - even if it means having to pay the devasta.

On the parallel world of Nextdoor, the Filoby Testament predicts the coming of D'ward the Liberator, who is to bring death to Zath, God of Death

The finale of Duncan's best series. com User, December 3, 2005. Future Indefinite has all the classic epic fantasy elements: a sharply detailed world of magic and gods, the struggle between good and evil, an ancient prophecy, a fish-out-of-water protagonist, a small band of adventurers, romance, love, and plenty of action.

Dave Duncan Dave Duncan is a former geologist and recipient of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Achievement Award. His previous works include two four-volume sagas, A Man of His Word and A Handful of Men. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

In a place called Nextdoor-the farthest flung outpost of British n mortals possess the power of gods. Young Englishman Edward Exeter has spent five years trying to escape the magnetic and powerfully magical pull of the Great Game, which has designated him as its most important player. But war and bloodthirsty intrigue rage on both sides of magical portals and across worlds, and Exeter can resist his destiny no longer.

Foretold to help the beleaguered natives of Nextdoor overthrow their oppressive godlike rulers, Edward Exeter must destroy the god known as Zath, whose source of strength is in human sacrifice
  • Not since Game of Thrones have I had such remorse at reaching the end of the series. Fortunately, Dave Duncan isn't as cavalier with his characters as Martin and most of them get through the books. As always, Duncan develops a well fleshed out set of characters, each an individual and not always in sync with the others or the reader. This series touched me the most of all the Duncan books I've read. The moral questions and conflict are compelling and provocative, yet you still race along to see where the story will take you. It was dreadfully difficult to get into the first book, Past Imperative. It took about five chapters before you could begin to see a plot coming together out of all the disparate elements. Hang in there. Your effort is repaid in full. I've started re-reading it

  • Future Indefinite has all the classic epic fantasy elements: a sharply detailed world of magic and gods, the struggle between good and evil, an ancient prophecy, a fish-out-of-water protagonist, a small band of adventurers, romance, love, and plenty of action. The book succeeds due to Duncan's use of these familiar elements in unfamiliar ways. Our protagonist is a young British gentleman, barely out of school; his love interest none other than his slightly horse-faced older cousin. The good vs. evil struggle is better classed as a lesser evil vs. a greater. And the prophecy? It's suitably cryptic...but also logical and quite possibly self-fulfilling.

    Duncan's system of magic is not only ingenious, but integral to the book's plot. Anyone in their own world is mundane; transported to a new world (even if that world is Earth), they become 'Strangers', and gain 'Charisma', the ability to influence natives. The more people you influence, the more power you gain and the more you can influence them-- a perpetuating cycle. The competition for native followers leads to Machiavellian machinations between the Strangers in a world, some of whose powers rise to godlike levels.

    One cannot read this book without drawing plot parallels to a slightly more famous book-- the Bible. Specifically Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus Christ. However, the diffferences are just as significant, and any Christian who considers this book as "mocking" their faith is someone looking for a reason to be insulted.

    Future Indefinite is the finale of Duncan's most serious-- and very likely his best-- series to date. Don't miss it.

  • It was an O.K. book. I didn't find anything special about it. It was a fair story line, with a few twists here and there.

  • I'm writing this review based on the whole trilogy not just this one book. This is one of those trilogies where it makes you read it again and again. Many things happen between the lines. He writes from one person's perspective to another. At first it seemed unusual and hard to follow (mainly book 2). The first book was different, it brought me in. It really holds it's own with it's (not-so-originality) going to another alternate reality/planet. The story is VERY tight. In order to grasp EVERYTHING that's going on, you really have to pay attention to detail when he switched to another point of view, whethere it's Dosh, Smedley, Exeter, Alice or Eleal! Alice was the last to enter...and she's along for the ride...just like Alice in Wonderland wondering what to make of it all as the conspiring polical mess of human pawns creates the "Great Game" of Nextdoor. Book 2, was the most BORING book of Duncan's I have ever read. WWI over and over and over and Captain Smedley's emotions...Edward speaking in past tense of his story on Nextdoor, as it fills the gaps from the end of the first book...ugh. I almost wanted to read the Simarillion....REALLY. Well, after a year hiatus from the books I started reading where I left off. Like pushing and old flat tire up a steep hill....I finished Book 2...and I really liked Present Tense by the end of the book! I started reading Future Indefinite...why couldn't his second book read this well!?!? Everything starts falling into place...everyone is on Nextdoor... it's the religious experience for all on that world. I think it ends quickly, because it took him most of book 3 for us to finally understand the 5 and all the other personalities of the Strangers and interactions with each other that could have been explained better or more in Present Tense. The last book has been a blast to read! Truly a trilogy you'd need to read a second or third time to understand it all and see everything you didn't before. Another "read-me-again" trilogy from Dave Duncan like his first King's Blades trilogy, but for the Great Game...I can only read this ONCE. Only 3 stars for this rough read, but very tight story.

  • I just read the whole trilogy. This portion of it takes place almost entirely in Nextdoor, the alternate universe where humans from our world can achieve godhood if the natives believe in them. By the time we get to the events in this book, all the main characters are in place and it's just a matter of marching them to their destinies. Because of that, there isn't as much soul searching and internal challenge and drama as there was in the first two books, except for the characters of Julian and Dosh, one of whom is the sole discordant note among the followers, and the other who has a destiny that's not understood until the end. Both of their stories were very good.
    Another aspect of the story that I found interesting was the way the plot develops into a copy of Christ's life, with some things switched about. Examining the differences and the parallels that Duncan chose was intriguing.

    Spoilers below...

    Regarding the ending which some have complained about, I didn't think it was vague in the least. It was obvious to me what happened (Judas became the Redeemer and vice versa). The true hero and Liberator wasn't the one who survived, but his friend whom he betrayed. I think it will take a re-read for all the implications to sink in. But it does mean the Happy Ending wasn't so happy as it appeared to be.
    It was, however, satisfying.