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Ballantine 25012 WELL OF THE UNICORN vg
The Well Of The Unicorn
By Fletcher Pratt
Cover by the Brothers Hildebrandt
Heroic fantasy in the classical mode:
First, create your imaginary world, with logical consistency a must.
Second, fill your world with people.
Finally, plot and write your story.
Fletcher Pratt was a military historian as well as a professional writer. This book was ahead of its time, antedating to popularity of Tolkein and his imitators by several years; as a result, it was not publicized, quickly went out-of-print, and is, sadly, largely forgotten today.
Pratt's imaginary world somewhat resembles medieval Scandinavia. It details the swashbuckling adventures of young Airar Alvarson. He wanted to be a simple farmer, but the taxman had other ideas. Airar therefore joins a plot to overthrow the ruling military caste . . .
First Ballantine edition, 1976. Clean bright cover with heavy corner wear. Spine has wear at lower right. Pages are white. Binding is tight and square.