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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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dilvish, the Damned by Roger Zelazny. Lin Carter, Dell, Devil and the Contents: Paperback1st editionpages. Published November by Del Rey Books first published The Dilvish Stories 1.
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To ask other readers questions about Dilvish, the Damnedplease sign up. See 1 question about Dilvish, the Damned…. Lists with This Book. Oct 21, Evgeny rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a collection of eleven short interconnecting stories from a great Master with the capital M of science fiction and fantasy written in sword and sorcery genre.
The general theme is the following. 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.
Some time later three hundred years Dilvish somehow escaped with a prize of a horse righ This is a collection of eleven short interconnecting stories from a great Master with the capital M of science fiction and fantasy written in sword and sorcery genre. Some time later three hundred years Dilvish somehow escaped with a prize of a horse right from Hell’s stables.
To say that he is somewhat upset with the wizard and desperately wants to meet him to discuss their differences would be quite an understatement. If my description made you think of something like this: I want to take a moment to discuss the horse.
Dilvish, the Damned
I am not a horse tue, but I really want this one. Now only it looks cool, but it also never gets tired, can be used as a battering ram in case of an emergency, makes a great warhorse, talks, has a healthy sense of humor, and can cast some fairly advanced spells. Is it any wonder I am envious?
As I mentioned above I consider Roger Zelazny to be one of the greatest speculative fiction writers ever to grace us with their works. This collection is not quite on the level with his best writings, but it is still worth reading provided you can find a copy of this hard-to-find book, especially if you are a fan of sword and sorcery genre.
The only complaint I have dqmned that some of fairly major events were completely skipped in between the stories. My rating is 4 solid stars. View all 23 comments.
Dilvish the Damned (Dilvish Stories, book 1) by Roger Zelazny
Jan 19, Nikola Pavlovic rated it really liked it. 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. Razbibriga za sve ljubitelje epske fantastike. Na trenutke fantasticna, na trenutke cist klise sve u svemu knjiga koja vuce da se cita. Jul 05, Mladen rated it really liked it.
Dec 19, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Dilvjsh a first read, I’d do so in the published order. After, I think reading this one first is the way to go. While some of the wonder is taken from ‘The Changing Land’, the added depth to the story makes up for it. One story is told in an epic mode.
Dilvish, the Damned by Roger Zelazny
You can almost imagine a bard telling the story. View all 4 comments. Lo que nos cuenta. Dilvish, the Dammed, conoceremos a Dilvish. Fix-Up de relatos sobre el protagonista escritos por Zelazny entre y y que continua en la novela La tierra cambiante.
Well-written stories with a somewhat overpowered protagonist, and often a zany twist to them. Not to say that Dilvish has it easy. Most of the stories put him in real danger, and he gets pretty beaten up during the longest short story of the set. But his constant companion is a demon in the form of a metal horse that is untiring, fast and nearly invulnerable. Dilvish has a supremely high pain tolerance from having spent a couple centuries in the House of Pain i This Dilvish has a supremely high pain tolerance from having spent a couple centuries in the House of Pain in hellboots of catfall, and of course is very good in a fight.
But, the running thread of the series of short stories here is his hunt for revenge on the most powerful evil sorcerer in the world, so he’s going to need some advantages in the long run. Dilvizh chronology of the stories is fairly loose, but mostly consistent.
Dilvish picks up an invisible sword early on, which thee important in the next story Some time passes in here, and other events xilvish the focus of the stories are put to rest, but I don’t see any reference to what happened to his special sword. Past that nitpick, the stories are all good, damnsd drift some in style, as they were written over a two decade period. The longer stories, near the end of the volume, are particularly good. May 15, Kala rated it damne was amazing. A perennial favourite of mine, Dilvish is one of my comfort books, an old friend.
For a series of short stories, it hangs together very well. Dilvish is a bit of a mirror-hero, in that the reader can project their own aspirations onto him, rather than being subsumed by his drives. Dilvish’s needs are simple: Find and defeat his enemy. From some perhaps it makes the stories and characterization thin but for me, it adds to the richness of the storytelling and world building.
Some of the plot and oth A perennial favourite of mine, Dilvish is one of my comfort books, an old friend. Some of the plot and other devices are perhaps overused Dilvish’s nature, the passage of time but any jarring that takes you out of the story, is more than made up with the phrasing and word choice. While lyrical, I don’t find it to ever be obscure. In short, a set of classic fantasy adventure tales, hanging together because of the hero and the interactions with his sidekick, and the travels through the land, that can be as uncomplicated or complex as you choose to read into them.
Okay, not so short. Algunos de estos muy buenos, a mi gusto, disf Uf. Ya ardo en deseos de conseguir “La tierra cambiante” Dilvish, el Malditopor Roger Zelazny. Todas las historias tienen de protagonistas a Dilvish, un medio elfo cuyo cuerpo fue convertido en piedra por el hechicero Jerelak, y cuya alma fue condenada a pasar siglos en el infierno.
Las descripciones no abundan. Sin embargo se nota claramente que el mundo es un mundo oscuro, pagano, en donde los servidores del diablo se encuentran hasta en las cantinas, libando con vino sangriento.
Fuera de estas dos historias, ambas con giros sorpresivos, y personajes muy humanos, las otras son aventuras entretenidas en un mundo diovish. Resaltan, sin embargo, sobre el promedio, las dos historias mencionadas antes.
Feb 16, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a collection of stories which Zelazny wrote over a period of at least 14 years. As such, the flow of the writing tends to shift somewhat. The earliest stories are the most spare and economical in terms of prose, and also the most dilvih written, being almost poetic at times. While the later stories tend more towards relaxed prose, and greater detail and nuance in the flow of the stories.
All of them are good, but they do bear the hallmarks of the timeframe in which Zelazny wrote the This is a collection of stories which Zelazny wrote over a period of at least 14 years. All of them are good, but they do bear the hallmarks of the timeframe in which Zelazny wrote them. Sadly, this collection also falls into the awkward grey limbo of damend. The stories are still under copyright as of this reviewbut they are old enough to have been written with analog manuscripts.
As such legal digital copies do not exist. Additionally, Zelazny’s heirs do not control the copyrights on his works. So, while traditional printed copies still exist, and the collection does occasionally get reprinted, in general, it floats in limbo.
Too expensive to produce a digital manuscript, yet still legally restricted by copyright. It is a great misfortune that leaves this wonderful work largely inaccessible in an age where digital books are becoming more common. The stories center around Dilvish, a character who is hard to define, not quite fitting in anywhere.
He is at times a hero, at dsmned a scoundrel or rogue. He can be moved to act by both the prosaic and the poetic. He comes to us consumed by a driving motivation, and laboring under a series of constricting conditions.
Not the least of which is that he is outclassed by his enemy.