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by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
ISBN: 1434477614
ISBN13: 978-1434477613
Language: English
Publisher: Wildside Press (January 12, 2009)
Pages: 230
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Читать онлайн The Vondish Ambassador. Chapter One. A stiff east wind was blowing, bearing the scent of salt and decay from the beaches beyond the city wall. As for my name and purpose," he said, "I am called Lar Samber's son, and I a. He cleared his throat. am, by appointment of the Imperial Council and of the Regent Sterren of Semma, the ambassador plenipotentiary from the Empire of Vond to the court of Azrad VII, overlord of Ethshar of the Spices and Triumvir of the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars. Emmis almost dropped the bag. "Ambassador?" he said.

This list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Lawrence Watt-Evans. The Lure of the Basilisk (1980). The Seven Altars of Dûsarra (1981). The Sword of Bheleu (1982). The Book of Silence (1984). Out of This World (1993). In the Empire of Shadow (1995). The Reign of the Brown Magician (1996). Dragon Weather (1999). The Dragon Society (2001). The main chactacter of this series is Arlian, on a perilous mission to destroy all dragons.

The Vondish Ambassador. But one day a dockworker named Emmis watches a Vondish ship arrive in Ethshar of the Spices and finds himself hired as native guide and aide to someone who claims to be Vond's ambassador plenipotentiary to the overlords of the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars. But who is the Vondish ambassador, really, and what is his true business in Ethshar? And who has followed him to the city? Sci-fi & Fantasy Fantasy.

Which is exactly what makes the Ethshar series so good. Most the books focus on personal adventure, ordinary people caught up doing things that they never thought they'd be doing. More like "The Hobbit" than "The Lord of the Rings". Other than perhaps the Discworld series and Glen Cook's Garrett series, very little fantasy fiction like this is popular anymore.

The spiritual sequel to Watt-Evans's "The Unwilling Warlord", The Vondish Ambassador, is a followup tale of the intrigue that follows in Ethshar of the Spices as the newly formed Empire of Vond sends an ambassador. Overall, an enjoyable story with an appealing main character.

Once, not so long ago,a warlock named Vond built an empire in the southern part of the Small Kingdoms. Most of the World, though, doesn't care - Vond is off there in the southeastern corner of the World, far away from anywhere important.

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Once, not so long ago,a warlock named Vond built an empire in the southern part of the Small Kingdoms. Vond is gone, but his empire survives under the rule of a seven-person Imperial Council and a young regent named Sterren.

The Empire of Vond was hardly trouble-free after Vond's departure. Its neighbors are understandably wary of further expansion, there are questions about how Vond's magic became so potent, and so on. Most of the World, though, doesn't care -- Vond is off there in the southeastern corner of the World, far away from anywhere important.

But one day a dockworker named Emmis watches a Vondish ship arrive in Ethshar of the Spices and finds himself hired as native guide and aide to someone who claims to be Vond's ambassador plenipotentiary to the overlords of the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars.

But who is the Vondish ambassador, really, and what is his true business in Ethshar? And who has followed him to the city?

Comments to eBook The Vondish Ambassador
Vudogal
I have been a fan of Lawrence Watt-Evans' Ethshar novels pretty much since the series started. Sadly, the series doesn't sell well anymore, as the more personal or "non-epic" fantasy seems to be unpopular these days, in favor of Jordan-esque Wheel of Time clones and Lord of the Rings knock-offs. So Mr. Watt-Evans has focused on producing those, occasionally still producing an Ethshar book when subsidized by fans. This is one of those books. It's finally appearing in print form after a few years, albeit from a very small press.

It's almost, but not quite, a sequel to The Unwilling Warlord, by far my favorite in the Ethshar series. But where that novel focused on Sterren, street gambler suddenly forced into becoming the Warlord of a kingdom, this focuses on an ambassador sent by Sterren to his old home of Ethshar. Or rather, the young man he hires to be his guide in the city, a simple dock worker.

Which is exactly what makes the Ethshar series so good. Most the books focus on personal adventure, ordinary people caught up doing things that they never thought they'd be doing. More like "The Hobbit" than "The Lord of the Rings". Other than perhaps the Discworld series and Glen Cook's Garrett series, very little fantasy fiction like this is popular anymore.

The Ethshar series other strong point, an extremely well developed world, could hurt readers who read this book first. If you aren't familiar with the events of the Unwilling Warlord, or even how magic works in the world of it, you could be lost. So while not a direct sequel, it is probably best read after The Unwilling Warlord (pretty much the first in the series that is like that, all the others are basically stand alone, other than cameos from other novels)
Saithinin
At the risk on incurring the wrath of other LWE readers, I have to maintain that this is not a five-star Watt-Evans work. Three, maybe three and half. It's too inconsequential for four, IMO.

The book has more positives than negatives. We find out more about warlockry than we've ever know before, even if we don't get quite all the answers about the new magic that readers have wondered about. Perhaps it's just as well that there are still some questions left unanswered. If Watt-Evans ever does clear up all the lingering questions about warlockry, it might spell the end of the series - or of Ethshar itself!

And it was good to see the characters and locales featured in The Unwilling Warlord return, especially Sterren, the protagonist of that novel. However that raises the question of why this novel needed a new protagonist. Where Watt-Evans's prior online-published Ethshar sequel, The Spriggan Mirror, reached back to With a Single Spell for its main characters, here Watt-Evans saw fit to drag in an entirely new character from the docks, one unfamiliar with warlockry or the Small Kingdoms. This doesn't really help make the story more attractive for old Ethshar fans.

And this protagonist, Emmis, didn't quite cut it for me. The typical Watt-Evans hero was extremely young, so the reader had patience with his naivete. But this Emmis isn't an innocent but teachable adolescent, he's simply an ignorant man in his 20s.

As I said, more positives than negatives, and I'll definitely read LWE's next Ethshar entry. I just hope next time he realizes that fans would like to really catch up with old favorite characters, not merely see them make cameo appearances.
godlike
A first-rate Ethshar story, novel size with interesting characters and lots of magic. Adult-oriented and serious with high-stakes themes, and a big and satisfying finish. A must for Ethshar fans. Fendel's Assassin, Fendel's Superior Petrefaction, theurgy, witchcraft, spies... Ithinia of the Isle!
Hilarious Kangaroo
I really can't quite say enough good things about the Ethshar series--clearly Lawrence Watt-Evans' finest work. I've been a fan since the Overman days and consider this series to be good, serious, just plain *fun* fantasy.

This particular book is typical of the series. Rather than huge battles and heroes vs. dragons, we have an everyman who gets hired to be the assistant to an ambassador. The plot spins out of this simple act and makes for riveting reading. Along the way we get to see little tidbits of Ethshar and learn at least One New Thing (which hopefully LWE will do another book on some day!) about this marvelous land.

This type of character-based fantasy is far too rare these days. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
The Vondish Ambassador is terrific! It further developed the characters introduced in The Reluctant Warlord with some great twists and I loved it. This matter of Vond is concluded in The Unwelcome Warlock - Lawrence Watt-Evans has done a terrific job with the entire Ethshar series and I have enjoyed the books VERY much.
The book also arrived in perfect condition and in a very rapid time frame.
Blackredeemer
One of the things I love about Watt-Evans is that he does not have to rely on heroes in the traditional role of brandishing swords and charging into the trouble to save the day. I love the way he takes an ordinary character and then shoves them headlong into a situation where they basically HAVE TO become the hero even if they don't really want to. I could identify with the scruffy dock hand almost from the beginning.
Nikok
As good as the rest of the Ethshar novels. You should read The Unwilling Warlord first.
A very good yarn, a direct sequel to The Unwilling Warlord it picks up the story a few months after the end of the prior book and is contemporary with Ishthalians Restoration. Highly recomend to all Ethshar fans that they read Night Of Madness and The Unwilling Warlord before reading this one, it will stand alone but many more subtle details come out if you know the entire back story before you read it.
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