Creatures of Light and Darkness

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Adı:
Creatures of Light and Darkness
Baskı tarihi:
1 Ağustos 1986
Sayfa sayısı:
192
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780380011223
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
İngilizce
Ülke:
Türkiye
Yayınevi:
Avon Books
Two gods, two houses, one quest and the eternal war between life and death. To save his kingdom, Anubis, Lord of the Dead, sends forth his servant on a mission of vengeance. At the same time, from The House of Life, Osiris sends forth his son, Horus, on the same mission to destroy utterly & forever The Prince Who Was a Thousand.

But neither of these superhuman warriors is prepared for the strange & harrowing world of mortal life. The Thing That Cries in the Night may well destroy not only their worlds, but all humankind.

As Zelazny did with the Hindu pantheon in the legendary, groundbreaking classic Lord of Light, the master storyteller here breathes new life into the Egyptian gods with another dazzling tale of mythology and imagination.
192 syf.
·19 günde·8/10
The story revolves mainly around the man called Wakim, the servant of Anubis whom he trained for a thousand years. Wakim's quest is to slay the mysterious man known as the Prince Who Was a Thousand. The House of the Dead, then, sends forth its emissary while the House of Life, led by Osiris, also sends its emissary, Horus, for the same task.

I really liked the characters even though the story was quite confusing to follow and sometimes tedious. The characters are brilliantly written especially Wakim. (before we learn his true identity.) I also liked Vramin the Mad Poet.

The characters and the story change drastically towards the end of the book. There are many revelations and the theme regarding identity is present from the beginning till the end just like other books of Zelazny.

Zelazny, once again, did a great job combining certain mythological characters and events into a science-fictional novel/novella. I loved Lord of Light and also quite enjoyed This Immortal. Since I am particularly interested in Egyptian mythology, the book was perfect for me.

The only problem with the book for me was the language. Since it is published in 1969, some conversation between certain characters are quite difficult to understand. (I am not talking about the parts Zelazny deliberately made it difficult.) Other than that, I don't really have any problems with the book.
“Silence, dog! You have used me! Oh, how you have used me! You apprenticed me to death for a thousand years, that I might slay my son and my father without flinching. But now you look upon Set the Destroyer, and your days are numbered!”
“Before your memory, Horus, was he mighty,” says Vramin, “and when men have forgotten Horus, still will there be a Steel General. It matters not which side he fights upon. Win or lose, he is the spirit of rebellion, which can never die.”
Within a cloud which hovers before him, there appears the outline of a woman. Perspiration dots his brow, and the woman-form grows more distinct. He steps forward then in an attempt to embrace her, but his arms close only on smoke, and his name, which is the name “Thoth,” sounds as a sob within his ears.

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Adı:
Creatures of Light and Darkness
Baskı tarihi:
1 Ağustos 1986
Sayfa sayısı:
192
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780380011223
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
İngilizce
Ülke:
Türkiye
Yayınevi:
Avon Books
Two gods, two houses, one quest and the eternal war between life and death. To save his kingdom, Anubis, Lord of the Dead, sends forth his servant on a mission of vengeance. At the same time, from The House of Life, Osiris sends forth his son, Horus, on the same mission to destroy utterly & forever The Prince Who Was a Thousand.

But neither of these superhuman warriors is prepared for the strange & harrowing world of mortal life. The Thing That Cries in the Night may well destroy not only their worlds, but all humankind.

As Zelazny did with the Hindu pantheon in the legendary, groundbreaking classic Lord of Light, the master storyteller here breathes new life into the Egyptian gods with another dazzling tale of mythology and imagination.

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