The Demon Princes, Vol. 1
The Star King * The Killing Machine * The Palace of LoveDemon Princes (Volume 1)
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On Sale: 04/15/1997
ISBN: 9780312853020448 Pages
Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with a list of five names written on it. Theses are the names of the five Demon Princes who led the historic Mount Pleasant Massacre, which destroyed not only Kirth's family but his entrire world as well. He roams the universe, searching the endless galaxies of space, hunting down the Demon Princes and exacting his revenge. Three princes will fall before Kirth's work is done, and two more await their doom...
"What a paradox, what a fearful reproach, when the distinction of a few hundred miles—nay, as many feet or even inches!—can transform heinous crime to simple unqualified circumstance!"
…Hm. Balder Bashin, in the Ecclesiarchic...
Praise for The Demon Princes, Vol. 1
“Jack Vance is one of the truly important science fiction writers of our day.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Vance's descriptive eye is sharp, and his ear for the language is close to infallible.” —New York Newsday
“(Vance has) a velvety elegance that rivals John Gielgud reciting poetry... One of the treasures of science fiction.” —Washington Post Book World