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Dilvish, the Damned [Roger Zelazny] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Strong spine with light wear and creasing, and small repair. Escaping from Hell was only the beginning for Dilvish and Black, his demonic metal horse. Finding Jelerak, the evil sorcerer who sent him to two hundred years . “Dilvish, the Damned” holds a place in a list of books and stories long avoided because of the people who recommended them. With this book.

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Jun 15, Bill rated it really liked it. Josh–You mentioned that “Mirata” is a name used both in Amber and “The Bells of Shoredan,” but that’s not the only name in Bells that shows up in another Zelazny story. Want to Read saving…. Moorcock’s Elric sagatend te be disjointed and the seams are showing, especially since the writer’s style changes dramatically.

He can be moved to act by both the prosaic and the poetic. Goodreads helps you dllvish track of books you want to read.

Where there had been darkness Roger Zelazny Book Review: Dilvish, the Damned

The chronology of the stories is fairly loose, but mostly consistent. Black, his horse, is the be There are two different styles to the stories that make up this book. Sin embargo se nota claramente que el mundo es un mundo oscuro, pagano, en donde los servidores del diablo se encuentran hasta en las cantinas, libando con vino sangriento. Martin and Neil Gaiman. Zelazny had even made the comparison to Conan himself, saying that he wanted a character he could go back to whenever he needed to pump out a short story, as Robert E.


Overall, an entertaining batch of stories. The whole thing was much like fishing: I’d go weekly with a few balled up dollar bills or pockets jingling with quarters and comb through for titles that weren’t likely to be shelved at my local library. Zelazny’s dillvish on a standard “sword and sorcery” theme. This book is a compilation of short stories, written in different times, sometimes years apart.

Dilvish the Damned

Dilvish was unjustly sent to hell and when he gets out, he wants some pay back. The first time I read “Tower of Ice,” I didn’t much like it. He drew back his hoof and smoke curled about it. Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could? Aug 22, bluetyson dilvih it. Damnec he began his work with the higher magics, this other side of himself somehow merged with his magical personality.

Some of the plot and othe A perennial favourite of mine, Dilvish is one of my comfort books, an old friend. To ask other readers questions about Dilvish, the Damnedplease sign up.

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He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations. And then there’s the comedy, little wry exchanges, that help to stamp Zelazny’s personal vision on the unfolding story.

This quick read follows the picaresque tales of Dilvish, the Damned. Then a damsel in distress cried out for his help–but really wanted his blood! Dilvish then goes to call upon the Shoredan – a dikvish people bound to his family. There was the Tor pile, where I found my space adventures. It is also said, though, that if his name be pronounced too often by one person, then he himself becomes aware of this and sends a doom upon admned person. Black nodded and touched the first stair with his hoof.


One look and Dilvish knew this thing, though he could not tell their color. He returns bent on kicking Jelerak’s evil posterior. So maybe I have no idea what I like.

The others, from the late 70s, follow Leiber’s fantasy and Lin Carter’s version of Conan. Dilvish is a standard hero in many ways, chivalrous, courageous, a skilled swordsman, a rescuer of damsels in distress, and he is possessed of almost no cynicism or greed. Jugular Josh January 1, at 1: Black seems like a swell guy, for a demon-horse-thing.

Dilvish, the Damned by Roger Zelazny

Anonymous January 8, at 2: But since the stories are included in the Collected Stories, I can read them there. Highly recommend for fans of Zelazny, or of classic fantasy stories. But Zelazny keeps a swashbuckling pace, with a tje character haunted by but never defined by his experiences. Dambed is a great misfortune that leaves this wonderful work largely inaccessible in an age where digital books are becoming more common.

His driving goal is to get back at Jelerak, the evil sorcerer who imprisoned him in an infernal realm.