The Well Of The Unicorn

The Well Of The Unicorn

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When young Alvar Alvarson is evicted from his farm for non-payment of taxes, he sets out to make his own way in the world. Charged by the sinister old enchanter Doctor Meliboe with delivering a message to a secret band of conspirators, he finds himself caught up in a plot against the ruling military caste. His life becomes a whirlwind of action, colour and conflict as he first falls for the passionate girl-soldier, Evadne, and then is forced to head up a desperate rebellion against the country's rulers. Colourful characters and swashbuckling adventures abound as Alvar makes his way from adolescence to manhood.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 21mm | 270g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0575072679
  • 9780575072671

About Fletcher Pratt

SALES POINTS Part of the Fantasy Masterworks series 'A classic ... the purest example ever written [of] the novel of the created world' Baird Searles 'A determined and conscientous attempt to bring a new gravitas to sword and sorcery' The Encyclopedia of Fantasy; 'A rousing tale of swordplay and sorcery, an appealing love story, and a shrewd and subtle commentary on problems of politics, morals, and philosophy ... It will not only grip your attention but also leave you with so much food for thought afterwards that you will want to go back and re-read it' L. Sprague De Camp Set in a brilliantly realised mediaeval world, The Well of the Unicorn is a fine novel that blazed a trail for much of contemporary fantasy
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807 ratings
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2 14% (113)
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