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let me show youIn the previous book Kickaha and Co ended up in the Lavalite Word This means exactly what the me show youIn the previous book Kickaha and Co ended up in the Lavalite Word This means exactly what the above shows the terrain constantly changes and what was the mountain yesterday would become a lake bed tomorrow Some iant peaces of land would detach themselves form the main body make a temporary satellite and eventually come back down There was even some life on the planet perfectly adjusted to survive being whisked off to a temporary moon and back In other words a perfect word to drive a normal person crazy This is exactly how the book started Kickaha realized they are slowly The Sudoku Code going crazy To add to the fun there were 5 people including him forming 3roups each one is ready to decimate any other the moment its people turn their backs the wrong way The actual backstabbing began around page 10 or so very soon and never stopped Predictably this book was much better than the previous one The imaginative world itself and its bizarre inhabitants plants animals and humans were reat and often made me uestion myself which mind altering drugs Farmer used I mean it in a ood sense as I am sure his imagination had some outside help The previous book took place in the ood old Earth and it is hard to come up with something original in that department so it was weaker As usual the action was practically non stop Most of the characters were in the flat side but with all the action you really do not have time to think about this The biggest problem was that the book felt exactly like a mix of the second and third books of the series the third one had eually strange worlds
and the fourth one had eually desperate attempts of Kickaha not only to survive but also the fourth one had eually desperate attempts of Kickaha not only to survive but also achieve his oal This feeling of been there done that was the major reason for my lowish rating I also need to mention that if it would not be for the fate of two major people this would be a perfect ending to the series As things stand at "This Point Their Fate Is Left In Limbo It Took "point their fate is left in limbo It took 14 years to write a new book of the series It had absolutely nothing to do with the tale or the characters of the previous ones Metaphorosis Reviews15 starsTrying to track down their friend and Lord Jadawin Wolff Kickaha and Anana find themselves in a changing chaotic world along with its creator Urthona Earth s Lord Red Orc and one of Red Orc s thugs They must adapt uickly while searching for an escapeWith this fifth book Farmer demonstrates conclusively that he s out of plot ideas but can still work up an unusual setting Happily he s largely iven up on his awkward ating device and made the myriad ates easily operated Unhappily he offers nothing new to o with them As with most of the preuels the entire book continues to be a search for The Second Cure gates which then must be checked for ubiuitous traps and then never uite lead to where they should In other words it s the same story over and over and over againFarmer has made an effort with the setting literally based on a lavalite with lumps splitting off a main mass and eventually re merging The science is barely there and even the central characteristic of the word its mutabilityets shunted aside in places Aside from a nod to immortal ennui there s no attempt to explain just why anyone would create such a world Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities going toreat lengths to design interesting dangerous and ultimately pointless creatures to inhabit it and make things hard on. Urthona's private world was a place of sudden land shiftsof mountains that sank into valleys and plans that rose into peaks Ki. Great action and adventure and this is my second series by him I find his series tend to ramble and become repetitive This finishes up The World of Tiers series for me I know that there are a couple novels in this series but if I do read them it will be a while This series also rambled and was repetitive especially the first three novels Books four and five were the best in my opinion It took me about a year to read this series There are still some loose threads to be picked up but as I ve said I m not
AS CURIOUS ANY I AM GLAD curious any I am The Sorcerer's Apprentice glad I read it but do not see me ever reading it again A prettyood read Farmer explores a very different environment A pocket universe where a world is not stable but moves about even spawns moons for itself which last a few months then merge back with the main body He explores odd types of life that lives there sets an In The Lavalite World we finally return to the wonky world exploration that drew me into the series Starring the author s self insert a sex fantasy the least convincing villain the villain s "foil and a token black man that ives the author to write the odd chapter in hip "and a token black man that ives the author to write the odd chapter in hip slangThe pizzaz of this world is that the terrain constantly shifts and reforms itself up to and including pieces of the world breaking off to form temporary satellites before coming back down It s filled with the usual array of hilariously deadly fauna but since Farmer wants to keep his characters alive until the end this comes off as unconvincing because nobody dies when by all rights they should have Still it s an improvement on the last book The idea of a world where it s impossible to navigate due to a lack of constant astronomical or World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi geographic features is an interesting oneWe still have to put up with Kickaha however Kickaha who bangs threeorgeous natives while his woman ets raped in the background Kickaha who spends an entire chapter telling us about his lachrymose childhood of success in scholarship athletics society love with none too subtle hints about his otherworldly origins Kickaha who ends the book by reminding us that we haven t seen the hero for three books and if he has his way we never will This starts off rather fast I like that It does not stop a run through this world with little sleep That part the fast run reminds me of Deathworld which I loved However Mr Farmer spends a lot of time talking about how the inhabitants are like earth animals and plants but not like them That ot a little tiring I thought the main characters were Who Is Muhammad Ali? good and I approve of the moral line the author drew to what is right and wrong The designer of this world and the ones mentioned of the other designed worlds were uite amoral and it seemed only the contact with the lowly leblabbiya non designer a native could possiblyive you any moral compass Smacks too much of poking fun at God and at anybody that has power and money I do not believe that becoming rich automatically makes you corrupt though I have to admit there is temptation there only I do not think the natives are all that holy either I would have like things in the world to see instead always the same sky and ever changing landscapes Overall the book was OK I rate the run part of the book a 3 and the description a 2 Farmer had a fertile imagination but I never much cared for the narratives This description of a protean world is fun but after I ot the idea I didn t care much about what happened to the characters. Cated within Urthona's palace And finding that palace which moved as often as the landscape itself was by no means a simple ta.
Philip José Farmer î 6 reviewThe humans the designer importedI found the book trying and dull At one point Farmer perhaps irritated by criticism of the book trying and dull At one point Farmer perhaps irritated by criticism of characters or simply with a character sketch on hand suddenly plunges needlessly into a chapter long discussion of Kickaha s upbringing apropos of nothing at all Anana while much the interesting character continues to be a tag along helpmeet existing largely to motivate Kickaha s machismo and coo at his clevernessI wish Farmer had done with his setting including populating it with interesting and enuine characters and that he d made of an effort in the way of plotI received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I have The Word of Tiers Vol Two of which this is the last part Another Boris Vallejo cover The one pictured here s pretty sexy too The newest world for Kickaha is the craziest so far The plot is pretty much the same Lots of chasing around and survival challenges Speaking of challenges it s a challenge to the reader to come up with a mind picture of PJF s worlds The main attraction here is the author s fertile imagination On it oesAlmost done now The Lavalite world is somewhat like Great Plains world of the World of Tiers Except for the crazy thunderstorms and the wobbly surface Now Kickaha is stranded on a breakaway satellite What s next Kickaha s travels and the weird creatures he encounters remind me of Martian Odyssey a classic sci fi story I ll bet PJF s read it too Kickaha s time with the Thana reminded me of The Man Who Would Be Kingmovie And of the old ultra violence man on manwoman man on beast beast on beastFinished last night but not really More like to be continued It s a bit strange how the author
abandoned Wolff and Chryseis to follow Kickaha Nothing wrong with these adventuresrepetitive as they are but he refers occasionallyWolff and Chryseis to follow Kickaha Nothing wrong with these adventuresrepetitive as they are but he refers occasionally the other two adventurers from time to time and then we never see them I assume they ll come back at the end in the next book but I m not counting on it One character in this story just disappeared Maybe he ll show up again in the last installment Urthona s palace reminds me of Howl s Moving Castle 275 rounds up to 3 Another reat read in Farmer s fantastic World of the Tiers Series This book has a reat premise where people are trapped on a planet where the round is constantly shifting like A Secret Kept globs in a lava lamp One of my favorite things in Farmer s books is the crazy fauna that he comes up with This book has an animal called the Canonlabra which crawls around like an old fallen tree trunk Its limbs look like stubby branches Its head has an appendage that looks like a candelabrum with a bunch of human eyes on the ends This animal s metabolism producesunpowder and it can shoot stuff out like a canon I love imaginative ideas like thatI thought this book was a little weak in the
sections where the characters ot split up and then captured by the local tribes on the planet I thoughtwhere the characters ot split up and then captured by the local tribes on the planet I thought tribes were too normal I would have hoped that people living on this crazy planet with weird animals would be weirder than they were in this book The last hundred pages had a lot of ood action but it never ot as creative or spectacular as the action in The Gates of Creation which is still by far my favorite book in this series Also this book didn t expand on the overall worlds of this series very much It was still a pretty fun brisk read I ll The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World give The Lavalite World a 44 or so Philip Jose farmer writes some. Ckaha was trapped there with Anana and they were all in desperate straits Because there was only oneate out of that world lo.