The Edge Of The World by Kevin J. AndersonThe Edge Of The World by Kevin J. Anderson

The Edge Of The World

byKevin J. Anderson

Mass Market Paperback | May 1, 2010

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Terra Incognita - the blank spaces on the map, past the edge of the known world, marked only by the words "here be monsters."

Two nations at war, fighting for dominion over the world, pin their last hopes of ultimate victory on finding a land out of legend.

Each will send its ships to brave the untamed waters, wild storms, sea serpents, and darker dangers unseen by any man. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave, and the mad, willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown.

Even unto the edge of the world...
Kevin J. Anderson has written 46 national bestsellers and has over 20 million books in print worldwide in 30 languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and theSFXReaders' Choice Award. Find out more about Kevin Anderson
Title:The Edge Of The WorldFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 1.45 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316004197

ISBN - 13:9780316004190

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoyable read This first book in Anderson's Terra Incognita series introduces two nations with competing religions beginning an extended conflict after each blames the other for the destruction of their joint holy city. While the religions are clearly fictional, one of the two nations bears a passing resemblance to medieval Europe while the other more closely resembles Arabic/Muslim cultures - though despite this resemblance neither culture are really portrayed as "good guys" or "bad guys". In fact the leaders of both nations are decent people forced to enter a war against their wishes due to pressure from their people, and both sides in the war commit atrocities. The story is told from the perspective of several characters, including the leaders of the two nations, as well as a sailor, his wife (who is captured by the other side early on), and an insane fanatic priest. I don't think Anderson is really a great writer, but he is a good storyteller. He does a good job of keeping the story moving at a good pace, and provides characters on both sides of the conflict that the reader can relate to. He also does a good job of portraying how religious fanaticism leads to a series of atrocities that magnify the conflict. While I wouldn't consider this to be a masterpiece or anything like that, it's good enough that I plan on reading further books in the series.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoroughly enjoyed. In an alternate world, two prominent religions are duking it out for supremacy... and the glory of their overall true god. At times, the book makes you want to rip out the character's belief systems and beat them into logic, but all-in-all this book is incredibly intriguing with an interesting take on the murderous and vengeful power of religion. Take part in a brutal, bloody ride well-presented by Kevin J. Anderson.
Date published: 2010-07-29