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Dilvish, the Damned [Roger Zelazny] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Strong spine with light wear and creasing, and small repair. Escaping from Hell was only the beginning for Dilvish and Black, his demonic metal horse. Finding Jelerak, the evil sorcerer who sent him to two hundred years . “Dilvish, the Damned” holds a place in a list of books and stories long avoided because of the people who recommended them. With this book.

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I had a road trip coming up, an eighth-grade weekend stay-over field trip of some kind, and I figured I could use something to read on the bus. But Zelazny keeps a swashbuckling pace, with a main character haunted by but never defined by his experiences. Twin sorcerers needed him as a pawn in a deadly game for power.

Dilvish, the Damned

A guy called Dilvish tried to interrupt a dark ritual by a white wizard gone bad who cursed the former by turning his body into a statue and sending his spirit straight to Hell – I mean the literal place. This is one of the ones I have read and reread many times, and still find myself turning to thr even now, decades later. I teh to press on, though, since it wasn’t very long. Ovo delo se sastoji od 11 koliko toliko povezanih prica o Delvisu Prokletom; Junaku koji na sve nacine pokusava da se osveti zlom carobnjaku koji ga je u trenutku njegove najvece slave okamenio na godina.


Not to say that Dilvish has it easy. Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Lightwho reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet.

Dilvish the Damned

He attempts to stop the ritual but is turned into stone, with his soul banished to Hell. Black, his horse, is the be There are two different styles to the stories that make up this book. It didn’t really get good until Jelerak showed up, I feel. In the collection we track Dilvish as he works towards his primary goal, sometimes distracted by peripheral concerns, the cycle would be continued and completed in the full length novel The Changing Land.

Some of the plot and oth A perennial favourite of mine, Dilvish is one of my comfort books, an old friend.

She gave him a sidelong look and continued: Dilvish is a standard hero in many ways, chivalrous, courageous, a skilled swordsman, a rescuer of damsels in distress, and he is possessed of almost no cynicism or greed. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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You can almost imagine a bard telling the story. He constantly uses nods to eamned and mythological themes while keeping the story his own. Filvish wrenched it free and watched him fall. I am not a horse person, but I really want this one.

This book, however, is much more cohesive than its counterparts and the flow is impeccable. When he would assume the necessary mental and emotional stances for his workings, it would somehow be present. Magic, swords, and strange creatures await you in this fast paced book.


The city of Dilfar was under siege, and only Dilvish, descendant of Selar, could raise the ghostly legions of Shoredan and bring them to its aid. Sadly, this collection also falls into the awkward grey limbo of copyright. Not the least of which is that he is outclassed by his enemy.

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On the back, a sampling of text to serve as a teaser that did less to tell you what the book was about than how it would feel.

The lack of a resolution is one of the factors that makes this ‘utterly conventional’ fantasy dilvjsh than conventional This was how I found Dilvish, the Damned.

View all 4 comments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From some perhaps it makes the stories and characterization thin but for me, it adds to the richness of the storytelling and world building.

Dilvish picks up an invisible sword early on, which is important in the next story He returns bent on kicking Jelerak’s evil posterior. The stories are still under copyright as of tje reviewbut they are old enough to have been written with analog manuscripts. This page was last edited on 31 Julyat