Shardik - Richard AdamsAllen Lane, 1974, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ very slightly faded with a tiny spot to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Top edges of text block slightly dusty. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.
A fantasy of sombre - indeed of tragic - character, centred upon the long- awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik, and his appearance among the Ortelgan people. At the risk of his life the Ortelgan hunter Kelderek proclaimed Shardik to be the messenger of God, the reincarnation of divine favour toward the Ortelgan people. But with what purpose had he returned at last to the Ortelgans? To the shrewd, cynical ruler Bel-ka-Trazet, Shardik could be nothing but a dangerous illusion. To the ardent young rebel leader, Ta-Kominion, there was no doubt that he had returned to lead his people to victory over the Beklan empire. To the Tuginda, clairvoyant high-priestess of Quiso, he ; was a sacred mystery. To the beautiful Melathys, he was fear, danger and the terror of death.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 526
Cover Art By: Martin White
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