Maske: Thaery – Jack Vance

Jubal Droad leaves home and becomes a spy, but is caught up in complex and bizarre intrigues. Vance novels are usually worth reading for the fantastic language and wordplay alone, and this is no exception. Maske also contains the usual tropes of disaffected wealth, disillusioned youth, and a fair amount of no-longer-appropriate sexism. It also has, however, one of Vance’s more human and likable protagonists. In brief, Jubal, from a disadvantaged group, sets out on…

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