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Savage Empire Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1981


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Playboy Press; 1st edition (1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872167941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872167940
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,140,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A profoundly satisfying alternate universe." -- Jacqueline Lichtenberg, author of House of Zeor

"A vigor, a life, a broad appeal … thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining." -- Robert Adams, author of the Horse Clans series

"Jean Lorrah is a rousing good storyteller!" -- Katherine Kurtz, author of the Deryni series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jean Lorrah is the New York Times bestselling author of the Savage Empire series and the award-winning children’s book Nessie and the Living Stone. She is the coauthor of First Channel, Channel's Destiny, and Zelerod's Doom, part of the acclaimed Sime~Gen series. She lives in Murray, Kentucky.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Jean Lorrah is the creator of the Savage Empire series and co-author of the Sime~Gen series created by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. She is also a screenwriter, with an optioned screenplay, Coal for Christmas, written with Lois Wickstrom. Be sure to look for her Nessie's Grotto books with Lois, and folk tale favorite Rooster Under the Table. Besides all that, Jean has a one-off vampire novel, Blood Will Tell.

Jean specializes in Intimate Adventure, stories in which people with opposing points of view must resolve the conflict by working together, usually with lives at stake.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "rrcruiser" on January 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the first book in the Savage Empire Series. From page 1 to the end, this book stays interesting and enjoyable. I have read this book several times and will keep it in my library for future use. It is a story of two empires, each with different extrasensory abilities, whom fear each other. I hope that someday, the entire series will be reprinted. Jean Lorrah is a gifted writter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FernandoPoo on November 2, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The entire Savage Empire series is one of the most entertaining, well thought-out series I've ever read. Although lacking the humor of some other popular stories (the Jhereg books and the Belgariad come to mind) this series kept me reading to the point that I devoured 6 out of 7 books over a weekend. Savage Empire is a little easier reading than Jhereg and not as long as, say, Pawn of Prophecy. These stories are so well written that events in the seventh book actually disturbed me to some degree. THAT'S good writing!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johann Mitchell on February 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This listing is for a set of three books (or possibly a single volume containing three books). But it's VERY misleading!

If you order the physical books, you'll probably get them, but if you order the Kindle version you WILL NOT!

If you order the Kindle book, although this listing is for all three books, you'll ONLY get the first book!

Amazon SERIOUSLY dropped the ball on this one! The rating would be 5 stars, except that I feel ripped off by Amazon!

As far as the books are concerned, I read them when they first came out and several times since, and they stand out in my memory over the years as some of the best fantasy I've ever read!

These are stories of people with different abilities and differences in personalities and how they interact and fit together and work together, and, in some cases, don't get along together. Overall, they contain everything you'll find in life: problem solving, love, friendship, adventure, and much more.

It starts with Lenardo, who is a Reader. He can tell what other people are thinking. He lives in an empire where Readers are both respected and feared. His empire is regularly attacked by the country it adjoins, where there are no Readers, but there are Adepts: people who have abilities to do things like set fires and move things with their minds.

This is the story of how Readers and Adepts meet, get to know each other, solve their differences, and make the world a better place together. It's a story of real, three dimensional people set against a tapestry of two different civilizations.

Jean Lorrah, I'm sorry. These books really deserve a 5 star rating, and a better description. I'm just so annoyed over the way Amazon cheated me, that I'm almost speechless. I tried to contact Amazon like you said to do, but there is just NO way they will allow me to contact them! Maybe they'll read this review.
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