Legend of Nightfall (英語) マスマーケット – 1993/12/1
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Legendary thief, lethal assassin, powerful sorcerer…. The elusive man known as Nightfall struggles between his criminal past and his present obligation to protect the King in this epic fantasy duology.
He has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds throughout the lands of mankind—thief, magic wielder, swordsman, assassin, adventurer. But chief among those names and perhaps the most dangerous of his personae is that of Nightfall, a man—or perhaps the legendary demon himself—gifted with unique powers which any sorcerer would kill to possess.
Yet though Nightfall has always escaped his pursuers by moving on to new realms, new identities, and new enterprises, even the cleverest of beings must occasionally slip. And when this master of the night finally falls prey to a royal trap, he finds the consequences beyond even his ability to evade. Bound by sorcery and oath to guard and guide a young prince on his quest, Nightfall will need every trick and talent at his command to keep both himself and his idealistic young charge from death at the hands of unknown betrayers.
Praise for the Nightfall Duology:
“Reichert’s well-conceived and well-executed world, including its salty seafaring side, will leave fans hoping they won’t have to wait so long for a third Nightfall book.” —Publishers Weekly
“Reichert takes s fairly standard fantasy figure and develops an epic adventure with a heart around him…. The characters shine and Reichert has handled the story very well.” —Locus
“This is a great story. There’s adventure on land and sea, vivid characters, sarcastic humor, and a charmingly befuddled but deadly hero. The Return of Nightfall is a welcome homecoming.” —Booklog
“The terrific action is fast-paced, hooking the audience from the start, but the heart of this novel is the characters who keep readers riveted to learn what is happening to each of the significant players…. Mickey Zucker Reichert is a first class worldbuilding fantasist.” —Midwest Book Review
“A tale of magic and mayhem from one of the best of the genre’s younger writers…. This one is well worth your time and money.” —Book Rapper
“The Legend of Nightfall is a strikingly quick read considering the book’s imposing size, which is a tribute to Reichert’s narrative ability. Light, deft storytelling is a valuable commodity in the ranks of sword-and-sorcery novelists, and it’s one that Reichert possesses in notable measure.” —Dragon Magazine
“The story has a good mixture of suspense, magic, humor, and adventure. Your fantasy readers will enjoy this one.” —Washington State Young Adult Review Group
“The Return of Nightfall provides a new odyssey and is a recommended pick for prior fans of Nightfall.” —Library Bookwatch
Prince Edward's incredible naivete was humorous, but as the story progresses, he begins to learn more and to grow up. At times in the beginning of the book, I wanted to throttle him because of that innocence, but as the story progressed, his character began to mature.
One thing that was completely unique was Nightfall's magical ability to change his weight, thus greatly contributing to his success as a thief. I don't recall ever seeing this ability used in any other book I've read, and I loved the uniqueness of it. His ability allows him to become heavier (to stand firm or balance) and become lighter (to lessen the impact of a fall or climb more easily).
I was completely involved in this book and could not put it down (even though that meant staying up past four in the morning to finish it!) Definitely glad I bought this!
Sadly, the story ends very quickly, it get's a resolution but it feels very abrupt, no doubt the return of nightfall is the answer to this problem.
While I have yet to ever receive this book from any seller, if you can find it, get it.