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The Silver Sun Mass Market Paperback – December 2, 1985
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- Publisher : Pocket Books (December 2, 1985)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 292 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0671611178
- ISBN-13 : 978-0671611170
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,140,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Honestly, I love this book. I read it as a kid and just re-read it and loved it in the way that someone loves a beautiful old, over-scroll-worked clock or piece of furniture. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but this story is so...simple. (Yes, I know this story borrows heavily from Tolkien canon. I KNOW!) The characters are better than they should be. Nothing is that terribly torturous or drawn-out.This story produced now would have gallons of blood and detailed torture, sex and REALLY abysmal acts by the heroes that would make us hate them for a while...there would be a serious love triangle, too (ugh someone please stop that lame convention!) This is not that story. It was kind of a nice break, actually. A beautiful, light fairytale that you can put down afterward and sigh, wishing that the world was just a little more magical. :)
I enjoyed Springer's references to the religious/cultural customs of past societies, without bogging the story down with largely unnecessary explanations. They simply add a backdrop which gives the story a richer and more believable flavor.
While it is now out of print, the paperback version can be inexpensively obtained from a number of used sources. Give it a try.