The False House #2020

The False House By James Stoddard The False House In a world divided by those who create and others who destroy stands the High House a mystical dwelling filled with twisting corridors magical books and secret passageways For Master Carter Anders
  • Title: The False House
  • Author: James Stoddard
  • ISBN: 9780671037499
  • Page: 170
  • Format: None
  • The False House By James Stoddard
    The False House By James Stoddard In a world divided by those who create and others who destroy, stands the High House, a mystical dwelling filled with twisting corridors, magical books, and secret passageways For Master Carter Anderson, the task is to protect not just the House, but the whole world from the forces of evil Now a new foe arises, The Man in the Dark Powered by the Anarchists, he steals thIn a world divided by those who create and others who destroy, stands the High House, a mystical dwelling filled with twisting corridors, magical books, and secret passageways For Master Carter Anderson, the task is to protect not just the House, but the whole world from the forces of evil Now a new foe arises, The Man in the Dark Powered by the Anarchists, he steals the High House s magical cornerstone and lays the foundation for the False House unleashing a hellish reign of terror upon all who cross its threshold.
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    • James Stoddard

      James Stoddard grew up in the Oklahoma Panhandle His short stories have been published in professional SF publications such as Lightspeed and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction His first published novel, The High House, won the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel, and was nominated for several other awards When he isn t writing or composing music, he teaches Sound Engineering to Really Swell college students.

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    • Originally published on my blog here in May 2001.In many ways The False House is a worthy sequel to Stoddard s excellent debut The High House It does fail in some ways, leaving the earlier novel as the effective.Even though their leader, the Bobby, has been destroyed, the Society of Anarchists has just gone into hiding They still intend to take over the House of Evenmere to re mould it as they desire Carter Anderson, now come into his inheritance as Master of the House, maintains his vigilance [...]


    • I enjoyed this book much than THE HIGH HOUSE I felt that it was conceptually and thematically richer we got a clearer look at what the anarchists actually believe, and I loved the idea of the False House which, by the way, is a very elegant solution to the old sequel problem of how to give of the same, only different but is the kind of idea that can only work in a sequel that is, once the True House is established I did think that the book had some shortcomings in characterisation, and was occ [...]


    • Unfortunately the prequel was too long ago I don t remember the nature of the conflict or many of the details, and Stoddard doesn t help by filling in any of them I do remember the overwhelming setting, a Gormenghast gone epic a house so trans dimensionally grand that it has geography, not just architecture also architecture , and cultures and countries, not just inhabitants Secret passages and epic powers and wars within the halls and chambers, and predators evolved to camouflage as furniture.I [...]


    • The Bobby has been destroyed by Carter and the Anarchist threat has been annulled for the moment or has it Carter Anderson, Master of Evenmere, awakes one night with the knowledge that something is wrong in the land of Innman Tor When he arrives in the battered land, he discovers the Anarchists in the middle of an attempt to steal the Cornerstone, an object that has the power to shape Existence Carter tries to stop them, but they escape with the stone and disappear into the High House As Carter [...]


    • The sequel to The High House Spoilers ahead for that.Shortly after the events of that work, Carter is once again in Innman Tor, where the anarchists are still going after whatever they were after when they destroyed the Tor Then he formally visits Count Aegis, who s now in charge there.The count s older daughter Sarah tries to collect herself, certain he will be all disapproving of how her father is running it Her younger sister Lizbeth adopted by the count after her anarchist father vanished in [...]


    • I do much prefer The High House by the same author, but having read that, I couldn t resist this followup Structurally stylistically, it seems to me that the author was pressured to create something with broader appeal The High House reads like a fairy tale, and like the sort of book that s meant to be read aloud It s one of my favorite books, pretty much ever, and I ve read quite a lot of fiction The False House reads like the sort of fantasy that gets made into a movie these days, with simple [...]


    • It is extraordinarily rare for a sequel to be as good as the first book The False House, the second book in James Stoddard s Evenmere trilogy, has accomplished this goal and, perhaps, even surpassed it Mr Stoddard continues to explore questions of existence, self worth, and the battle between good and evil as the wicked Anarchists once again seek to take control of the High House This time, they have stolen a powerful forgotten relic, along with a young orphan girl, and spirited them away to the [...]


    • Six years after the events in The High House, the anarchists are still plotting to take over the House In The False House, Carter must do his utmost to prevent that and to save his young sister in law I enjoyed this just as much as the prequel, although there are some subtle differences.The characters have developed over the elapsed period and they are better described here The different rooms and features of the house continue to amaze There are some nice plot twists culminating in a splendid f [...]



    • I received the High House, the first book by James Stoddard for free at a Worldcon It was really good.I purchased the second book, this one myself, but I never felt the same way about it.


    • This was a great follow up to his first book All the elements of a great fantasy are there For those who like Tolkien and C.S Lewis.





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