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Twilight of the Empire Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Roc (August 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451456491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451456496
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.4 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Green is the author of the bestselling DEATHSTALKER cycle, the New York Times bestseller ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, and many other novels. He lives in Bradford-upon-Avon in Wiltshire.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Lawrence (spinman@gte.net) on May 28, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am not a sci-fi book reader. That is, not till I read Twilight of the Empire. Excellent. If you like great in-depth, believable character development mixed with fast-paced, don't plan on getting a lot of sleep action, this book will not disappoint. It has plenty of both, as well as some of the best writing I've come upon. Simon Green possesses a pleasantly understated method of writing which is very "human", like talking to a buddy. No fancy-shmancy wording or rhetorically correct banter just for the sake of fancy-shmancy wording and rhetorically correct banter. No unnecessary words to muddle what one's reading. I'm a visual reader - I have to be able to "see" what I'm reading, the more I can the more I enjoy - and Simon Green has created one of the most easily visual books I've ever read. You can't help but see every detail: the seediness of Mistworld, the eeriness of Ghostworld, the savageness of Hellworld. These places are real, and their inhabitants alive (this guy has one whacked-out imagination. Very original!). While reading Twilight I couldn't help thinking `man, this would make a great movie.' If only Simon Green were a director....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 30, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read lots of SciFi books but this one is my favorite. I really liked the parts Ghostworld and Hellworld the best. I liked Ghostworld because the way the characters got through most of the obsticles was very creative. And I liked the Hellworld part because the enemy in that part was very creative, so was the parts of it where the characters were fighting, and the plot was very creative also. The part Mistworld was great too I especally liked the way Simon R. Green went into the thoughts of Mary while she was being controlled.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 1998
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I've read Green before, but this is most definantly his best work. It helps to have read the Deathstalker seriese but it is not a must. If your tired of the overused dragons and faries of popular sci-fi just take a walk with Green.He is capable of creating aliens and habitats I don't thik any other mind could come up with. Mr. Green, if you see this, thank you so much for the experience of this book. I hope you love it as much as I do. (Topaz was my favorite charactor)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Earl P. Dean on October 18, 2005
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I read the first book included in Twilight of Empire while I was on a cruise a couple of weeks ago. Mistworld is written clearly for easy reading. It is built around a situation that capitalizes on the relationships between prominent characters that many writers would go overboard with. Mr. Green doesn't. Despite the convoluted plot, the minor detail is kept to a minimum. I stopped reading at one point and tried get straight in my head who had done what, and how it affected others. I succeeded in this. Another neat thing is Mr. Green's sense for creating the "legendary" character. For example, in one case he has people mention the fury of one of his central characters, Topaz. She is a siren, an esper who, in her own defence, killed 500 attackers with her song. In the end, Topaz must face Typhoid Mary. Trust me, you'll know who she is. This book is terrific. And I loved Deathstalker; Mr. Green wrote that one at full steam in his technique.
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