New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
book cover of Wheel of the Winds

Wheel of the Winds

(1988)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
This unusual, enjoyable second novel by Engh ( Arslan ) is a charming picaresque adventure set on another planet. To this unnamed planet comes the odd-looking man known as the Exile. The Warden, Lethgro, has captured the Exile after his escape from Sollet Castle, and now holds him prisoner on the small sailing ship Mouse. But when an inspector of the Council of Beng is about to board the Mouse , Captain Repnomar, seeing that her friend the Warden does not wish to surrender the Exile to the Council, cuts and runs. And so begins for Lethgro, Repnomar and the Exile (who we have begun to suspect is an Earthman) an around-the-world journey over sea and land, through strange places previously unseen by civilized eye. Engh tells the story in a 19th century prose style: (''For, as he said, they did not know when they would come to water again; and Repnomar thought this so prudent that she filled the little bailer that dangled always at her belt.''). This device is appropriate to the level of civilization on this planet, which resembles life here a century ago.

    

Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
Behind the Throne
(Indranan War, book 1)
K B Wagers
thumb
Ninefox Gambit
(Machineries Of Empire trilogy, book 1)
Yoon Ha Lee
thumb
Home
(Binti, book 2)
Nnedi Okorafor
thumb
The Collapsing Empire
(Interdependency, book 1)
John Scalzi


Hardback Editions

August 1988 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Wheel of the Winds
Author(s): M J Engh
ISBN: 0-312-93095-X / 978-0-312-93095-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

December 1999 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Wheel of the Winds
Author(s): M J Engh
ISBN: 0-7592-3300-4 / 978-0-7592-3300-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 1989 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Wheel of the Winds
Author(s): M J Engh
ISBN: 0-586-20614-0 / 978-0-586-20614-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1989 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Wheel of the Winds
Author(s): M J Engh
ISBN: 0-8125-0369-4 / 978-0-8125-0369-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Wheel of the Winds
Author(s): M J Engh
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for