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Three to Dorsai!: Three novels from the Childe Cycle: Necromancer, Tactics of Mistake, & Dorsai! Hardcover – October 1, 1975

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 532 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. / SFBC (October 1, 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006CMDHU
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,580,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Three to Dorsai! (1975) is an omnibus edition of the early Childe Cycle works, including Necromancer, Tactics of Mistake, and Dorsai!. This volume also contains scenes from The Final Encyclopedia to explain the theoretical basis of the whole Childe Cycle.

In Necromancer (1962), Paul Formain is a mining engineer who has an accident that tears off his left arm. Although he has regeneration treatments, the arm does not grow back. He is told that the problem is purely psychological, so he consults a therapist, but only learns something that he already knows: he is unusually resistant to hypnosis.

Taking another approach to the problem, Paul tries the Chantry Guild, an organization created by Walter Blunt after being the only survivor of a hunting party caught by a freak early-winter blizzard. While the others died of exposure, Walter walked out to shelter wearing only the lightest of hunting clothes and arrived warm and rested. Chantry Guild literature claimed successful regrowth of missing limbs even in the treatment of resistant individuals. Paul meets with Jason Warren, the Guild Secretary, and is provisionally accepted into the Guild. He finds the training to be weird, but effective, and becomes a Necromancer.

In Tactics of Mistake (1971), Alliance Lieutenant Colonel Cletus Grahame introduces himself to Dow DeCastries, Secretary of Outworlds Affairs for the Coalition. He also meets Colonel Eachan Khan of the Dorsai Mercenaries and his daughter Melissa, the Exotic Outbond Mondar, and Pater Ten of DeCastries's staff. Then Cletus leads Dow into a conversation and demonstration that causes the Coalition official to lose face to Grahame.
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By Mike on July 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The first book, of three, in this volume, is Necromancer and I thought it slow, but interesting. The latter two books are military Sci Fi and they're excellent.

These are all good versus evil tales and it isn't difficult to spot the bad guys. In my mind, these are good books for young adults. Iniative is taken and evil is opposed, all in an entertaining format.
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Dorsai! Military Sci-Fi at its best. If you can get a hardback copy for your library, as I have here, of this out-of-print volume, then do it right away.

Luckily, the one I purchased on Amazon was in prime condition. In fact, the book had never been read as many of the pages were not cut precisely and were still joined at a corner
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