Saturday, March 7, 2009

To Die In Italbar - Roger Zelazny

Ibooks omnibus version of :-

To Die In Italbar
A Dark Traveling

F. Paul Wilson's Healer was (a considerably superior) variant of this novel, in which a man is afflicted with both being a plague carrier and a disease healer depending on his cycle.

This is thanks to a strange, powerful alien presence in a cave.

Such a man can be put to highly destructive use spreading the diseases that he gathers for which there are no cure.

This is the plan for a military leader from the blasted Earth, from a small group of worlds economically treated as backwoods hillbillies by the greater leagues around them.

A super wealthy league entrepreneur wants to stop this from happening, as well as revitalise the Earth.

The alien disease goddess has other plans.

3 out of 5

A parallel worlds science fantasy where only small family groups have the technology to allow them to travel between the different varieties.

There are lightbands, and darkbands, and dead worlds as a consequence.

This novel follows one family, and in particular a boy belonging to one such, who happens to be a werewolf.

Luckily so is his uncle, to show him the ropes.

2.5 out of 5

2 out of 5

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