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Has anyone read Harry Turtledove's Videssos Cycle?


Jan 14 2013, 6:45pm

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Has anyone read Harry Turtledove's Videssos Cycle? Can't Post

He was "inspired" to write it as a continuation of LOTR into the 4th age while being careful to avoid copyright infringement...no orcs, trolls, elves etc...just humans....set into a Roman/Byzantium like world. What if the Witch King re-appeared etc. Of course, he had to make it his version without any JRRT references etc. but I wonder if any readers can elaborate more on this theme? I have not read it.



Authors like Terry Brooks took imitation pretty close to the line, I just wonder if Turtledove is successful in spirit rather than "rip off". Not to knock Brooks, he filled in a demand for this type of story in his own way.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Jan 14 2013, 6:48pm)


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