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by Lawrence Watt-Evans

eBook Night of Madness ePub
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Language: English
ISBN: 0312873689
ISBN13: 978-0312873684
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (November 1, 2000)
Pages: 384
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 171
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ePub file: 1314 kb
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Night of Madness LawrenceWatt-Evans. A Tom Doherty Associates Book. This is a work of fiction. Night of madness /Lawrence, Watt-Evans.

Night of Madness LawrenceWatt-Evans. All the characters and events portrayed In this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. This book is printed on acid-free paper. тАФ1st ed. p. cm. "A Tom Doherty Associates book.

Lawrence Watt-Evans's tales of the magical land of Ethshar of the Spices had a large and devoted following in the late eighties and early nineties. Now, after nearly ten years, he brings us a new tale of mystery, magic, and madness. Warlockry has been rare in Ethshar. until The Night of Madness, when a mysterious object falls from the heavens, sending out a wave of magic in the form of a dream. All who have the dream awaken in panic. But some of them also awaken to the power or Warlockry.

Lawrence Watt-Evans always brings a wry sense of humor as well as wonder to his stories, where magic is never as perfect as you . Night of Madness chronicles the time when SOMETHING flashed through the sky and crashed.

Lawrence Watt-Evans always brings a wry sense of humor as well as wonder to his stories, where magic is never as perfect as you expect. Some people suddenly found that they were Warlocks, and had to deal with being able to use magic. One night there were a series of nightmares, and suddenly they were magicians, able to do ANYTHING.

Sanda had fallen asleep waiting in a chair by the front door; he left her there and went up to his own bed, where he slept uneasily for a few hours.

Sanda had fallen asleep waiting in a chair by the front door; he left her there and went up to his own bed, where he slept uneasily for a few hours d not returned, and that Sanda and the children were still safe; he ate a hasty breakfast of bread and cheese, then set out for the Palace. Once again he was refused admission. He stood staring across the canal at the gleaming marble walls, wondering what was happening in there. As he did, Lord Azrad slumped in his seat and glowered unhappily at his brother Clurim

Author Lawrence Watt-Evans. Lord Faran straightened his tunic slightly as he stepped into the lesser audience chamber, and tried his best to look completely untroubled by all the madness around him.

Author Lawrence Watt-Evans. Night of madness loe 7, . Night of Madness loe-7, page 7. part of Legends of Ethshar Series. Lord Azrad looked up at him. Well, it’s about time you got here! the overlord said.

Chapter One. Lord Hanner was panting slightly as he hurried across the plaza toward the red stone bridge that led into the Palace. He’d had a long, busy day and had been moving at a constant fast walk for over a mile, his bones carrying more weight than they should, so it was no surprise that his breathing was a bit heavy as he trotted across the brick pavement. Perhaps that was why the stench of decay rising from the Grand Canal, which he had scarcely noticed when he set out that morning, hit him so strongly. That the tide was now out, so that the water.

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.

Praise for Night of Madness. Watt-Evans explores the theme of whether any man can single-handedly right all the wrongs of the world, and whether any man can ever know what true justice is. This, plus a unique concept of the nature of dragons, how they come into being and their true relationship with humans, makes Dragon Weather far more than just another sword-and-sorcery tale. Watt-Evans lives up to expectations. a fantasy of high quality and considerable interest. Booklist on Touched by the Gods.

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Chaos erupts in the magical land of Ethshar of the Spices after a mysterious object falls from the skies, creating a wave of magic in all directions that ignites an uncontrollable madness among Ethshar's inhabitants.
Kazigrel
Lawrence Watt Evans has created a fantasy world that is comparable to Terry Pratchett's Disk World series. It includes many incompatible versions of magic. Wizards. Warlocks. Demonologists. But the truly magical thing about this series is how ordinary believable human beings interact with this system. Lawrence Watt-Evans always brings a wry sense of humor as well as wonder to his stories, where magic is never as perfect as you expect.

Night of Madness chronicles the time when SOMETHING flashed through the sky and crashed. Some people suddenly found that they were Warlocks, and had to deal with being able to use magic. One night there were a series of nightmares, and suddenly they were magicians, able to do ANYTHING.

And not only were they able to use magic, but it was a new and amazingly powerful type. They did not need years of study as an apprentice to learn powerful spells. They did not need arcane and difficult to find materials such as dragon's blood. All they had to do was think it, wave their hands, and it happened. They could move objects with the power of their minds. Shoot fireballs. Stop someone's heart. Smash buildings. Fly through the air.

And even more amazing -- the more they used the power, the stronger they became. There seemed to be no upper limit to the power they could control.

Yes, it was a dream come true -- for them. But these new warlocks had not been through years of arduous training. They had not had to apprentice. They had not had to learn to come by their power slowly and use it wisely. There was no guild of warlocks to guide them and warn them. Whatever had selected these people did not choose wisely, but rather randomly. The new warlock might be a petty thief, a murderer, a prostitute or a soldier. These people who had never learned self control suddenly had infinite power, and there was nothing to stop them. Many of them went crazy, stealing what they wanted, killing anyone who interfered with them, which is why this was called the night of madness. And of course there is always someone ready to try and organize them to become the new masters of the human race.

Some -- a few -- were horrified and wanted order restored. And some just opened their eyes, flew off and vanished, never to be seen again. But it seemed like there was nothing that could stop them, control them, and limit the damage.

Until they began to hear something...
SupperDom
Lore. If you've read many of Watt-Evans' Ethshar books the term "Night of Madness" has the air of WTH?!?.

What was so horrible that one night could change so much?
Why did most royal houses list that night as a nightmare?

This book actually made much of the lore understandable and fleshed out. The actions of a few of the characters show exactly WHY the "Night of Madness" was seen as the source of 'Boogie Men'.

Then again, the main character in this story has one of the best examples of character growth I've EVER seen in a story. He came across as an unassuming witness to the events and then grows into a believable international power.
SING
I was skeptical that a few days would provide enough material for a full story. I was wrong. Lawrence does an excellent job weaving things together for a pivotal moment in the world of Ethshar. The character Hanner is fully fleshed out and it is great to read about him and other characters in here, and then rediscover them in the Unwelcomed Warlork.
Boyn
When an author, even a great author, returns to an old mileu after and extended absence, it's often a cause for trepidation. Examples abound: Asimov's return to Foundation, Heinlein's return to his Future History, Clarke's return to Rama, etc. In many cases, the new works are not only substandard, but they actually detract from the previous body.
As such, when I heard that Larwence Watt-Evans was going to release a new Ethshar novel after a ten year hiatus, my feelings were more than a bit mixed. This was especially so given that I haven't been very impressed by his work in the interim.
I am glad to report that not only is Night of Madness a good Ethshar novel, it's a VERY good Ethshar novel. I would easily place it just behind The Misenchanted Sword and With a Single Spell in terms of quality. In particular, it is a good example of what I consider to be what makes Ethshar novels work: there is a new and strange situation which causes problems with the bulk of the story drawing on dealing with and, ultimately, solving the problem. The prose is bright and clear (no one would mistake the books for great literature, but they do an excellent job of being light and fun without descending to sophmoric stupidity). The internal logic of the world is thoroughly consistent. And, most importantly, the story and the settings are interesting.
I am happy to see that Mr. Watt-Evans has made a successful return to his old stomping grounds. I have missed the Ethshar sequence (in spite of the occasional less-than-worthy book) and am glad to see that his long absence hasn't diminished his capacity to continue it. I'm definitely looking forward to many, many more to come.
LoboThommy
My first review for Watts-Evans, one of my fav fantasy authors, and I have to this a mediocre rating. I really enjoy his style and humor, even in this book. It was enjoyable for a while. However the trajectory of the plot didn't go anywhere. It just kind of ended with a ho-hum conclusion. You never find out really what happens with so many loose ends unaccounted for. It's worth reading if you like Watt-Evans. However if it is your first Watt-Evans book go for With a Single Spell, The Misenchanted Sword, or The Lords of Dus. He's one of the most original fantasy authors!
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