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Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley

Gelesen von Ed Humpal

(4,806 Sterne; 18 Bewertungen)

A coming of age story blended with a swashbuckling road trip through an mythical "golden age" of Spain. The titular character is excluded from the inheritance of the family castle on the grounds that given his expertise with sword and mandolin he should be able to win his own estate and bride. Setting out to achieve his place in the world, Rodriguez quickly acquires a Sancho Panza-like servant, Morano, and goes on to experience a series of adventures, often humorous, en route to his goal. Lord Dunsany, well known as an influence on J.R.R. Tolkein, H.P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, and others, creates a world in which anything is possible, and all outcomes serve poetry and wonder first. (Wikipedia and Ed Humpal) (7 hr 35 min)


The First Chronicle: How He Met and Said Farewell to Mine Host of The Dragon an…


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The Second Chronicle: How He Hired a Memorable Servant


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The Third Chronicle: How He Came to The House of Wonder


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The Fourth Chronicle: How He Came to The Mountains of the Sun


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The Fifth Chronicle: How He Rode in the Twilight and Saw Serafina


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The Sixth Chronicle: How He Sang to his Mandolin and What Came of his Singing


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The Seventh Chronicle: How He Came to Shadow Valley


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The Eighth Chronicle: How He Travelled Far


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The Ninth Chronicle: How He Won a Castle in Spain


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The Tenth Chronicle: How He Came Back to Lowlight


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The Eleventh Chronicle: How He Turned to Gardening and His Sword Rested


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The Twelfth Chronicle: The Building of Castle Rodriguez and The Ending of These…


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Fantastic book. Dunsany best!

(5 Sterne)

This is a wonderful rendition of a superlative, fast moving fantasy. The story rival’s Don Quixote’s adventures, or surpasses them. And Ed Humpal does such a superior job, I can’t imagine anyone doing a better narrative. He is obviously entranced and connected with the story and characters.

(5 Sterne)

maravillosa historia, fluida y super entretenida, Fabuloso narrador, claro, buen ritmo y enfático.

The windmills are more existential

(5 Sterne)

Great reader and elegant, dreamy descriptions.