The Unbeheaded King
L. Sprague de Camp
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Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM By L. Sprague de Camp

Three years earlier, Jorian had been crowned King of Xylar But the laws of Xylar decreed that each randomly chosen monarch must be beheaded at the end of a five year reign Jorian had a prejudice against losing his head With the aid of the aged wizard Karadur, he managed to flee.Unfortunately, he had not been able to bring his beloved wife, Queen Estridis, with him, norThree years earlier, Jorian had been crowned King of Xylar But the laws of Xylar decreed that each randomly chosen monarch must be beheaded at the end of a five year reign Jorian had a prejudice against losing his head With the aid of the aged wizard Karadur, he managed to flee.Unfortunately, he had not been able to bring his beloved wife, Queen Estridis, with him, nor had he yet been able to find a means of freeing her from the palace in Xylar City.But now his luck was about to change He and the aged wizard Karadur were being flown through the night air in a great copper bathtub, powered by a demon under Karadur s control Ahead of them lay Xylar City There, while the demon kept the bathtub hovering above the palace, Jorian could let down a rope and rescue Estrildis It should have been a foolproof scheme The Unbeheaded Kingntains everything a fantasy should have warring wizards, fantastical beasts, princesses, traveling players, dark forests, digressive cautionary tales
  • Title: The Unbeheaded King
  • Author: L. Sprague de Camp
  • ISBN: 9780345307736
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover

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James Rickett Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
The last and lasting escape of King Jorian.
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Stephen Brooke Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
“The Unbeheaded King” does not quite hold up to the first two novels of reluctant hero Jorian. It becomes obvious pretty early on how it is going to end up and then slowly works its way to that point, spending more time on law suits than on sword fights.But, as its predecessors, it is still fairly entertaining and a cut above the typical fantasy adventure offerings. De Camp's story is a bit disjointed — perhaps because he is winding up so many little subplots he unspooled earlier — and h [...]
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Lillia Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
This book is the last of a series of three. As I said before, Sprague de Camp wrote forty or fifty years ago, so his style is slower, but the humor is still there, though he focuses more on the people and the plot than world building, which is kind of a refreshing change, and his books are short, especially by SF standards. I especially like the way the book ends, though I don't want to spoil that if by change someone else wants to take on "The Reluctant King" except to say that the ending is a [...]
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Stuart Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
Not quite as enchanting as the first two installments in the series, The Unbeheaded King is more overt in its morality, with an almost Candide-like progression and interactions between the main characters. Still enjoyable, though.
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Dantegideon Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
Not bad, considering they spend most of the book sitting around in inns. 3.5
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Valery Mikhaylenko Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
I want to read! May I do it at last?
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Keith Davis Feb 16, 2020 - 22:25 PM
Never trust a demon to rescue your wife.
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The Unbeheaded King By L. Sprague de Camp Three years earlier, Jorian had been crowned King of Xylar But the laws of Xylar decreed that each randomly chosen monarch must be beheaded at the end of a five year reign Jorian had a prejudice against losing his head With the aid of the aged wizard Karadur, he managed to flee.Unfortunately, he had not been able to bring his beloved wife, Queen Estridis, with him, norThree years earlier, Jorian had been crowned King of Xylar But the laws of Xylar decreed that each randomly chosen monarch must be beheaded at the end of a five year reign Jorian had a prejudice against losing his head With the aid of the aged wizard Karadur, he managed to flee.Unfortunately, he had not been able to bring his beloved wife, Queen Estridis, with him, nor had he yet been able to find a means of freeing her from the palace in Xylar City.But now his luck was about to change He and the aged wizard Karadur were being flown through the night air in a great copper bathtub, powered by a demon under Karadur s control Ahead of them lay Xylar City There, while the demon kept the bathtub hovering above the palace, Jorian could let down a rope and rescue Estrildis It should have been a foolproof scheme The Unbeheaded Kingntains everything a fantasy should have warring wizards, fantastical beasts, princesses, traveling players, dark forests, digressive cautionary tales

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