When the Gods Slept by Allan Cole
When the Gods Slept is the first book in Allan Cole's Timuras trilogy and I am debating whether I should read the other two books or not. Generally, I don’t like writing a review until I have read all the books in a trilogy, but I also have a strict rule against paying for additional books when the initial story is pedestrian at best. If I could develop a rating system it would not be based on stars or numbers or thumbs, but on cost. For example, if an author and his/her work is outstanding I would give it a “BUY THE HARD COVER VERSION AT FULL PRICE.” If the book is good I would give it a “BUY THE PAPERBACK VERSION.” And if the book is mediocre, like this one, I would give it the ‘ole “GET ON YOUR BIKE AND GO TO THE LIBRARY FOR A COPY.”
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Allan Cole(1943- )
Allan Cole is an author and television writer who has written or co-written nearly thirty books. The son of a CIA operative, Cole was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He was also a Los Angeles newspaper editor and investigative reporter for 14 years. Read or listen to excerpts of his books at his website.
Timuras — (1997-1999) When the Gods Slept was also published as Wizard of the Winds. From author’s website: King of Kings, lord over men and demons alike. Only one ruler had ever held that title, and now Iraj Protarus, an orphaned prince exiled to a small village high in the Valley of the Clouds, dreamed of being the next great conqueror. The key to his destiny would be Safar Timura, a youth with an awesome gift for sorcery whose visions foretold Iraj’s rise to power.
When the Gods Slept by Allan Cole
Sten — (1982-2012) Publisher: Hailed as a “landmark science fiction series” the Sten Series has thrilled millions of readers all over the world. Set three thousand years in the future, the eight Sten novels tell the tale of a tough, street-wise orphan who escapes his fate as factory planet “delinq” to become the strong right-hand of the most powerful man in the Universe — a man hailed by his billons of subjects as “The Eternal Emperor.” This edition contains a brand-new “Forward” introduction to the series as well as a selection of recipes from the Emperor’s cookbook. Classic SF adventure!
Anteros — (1985-1995) Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. Publisher: Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he met Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried, hidden, proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables…THE FAR KINGDOMS!
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The Hate Parallax — (2011) With Nick Perumov. Publisher: What if the Cold War never ended — but continued for a thousand years? Best-selling authors Allan Cole (an American) and Nick Perumov (a Russian) spin a mesmerizing “what if?” tale set a thousand years in the future, as an American and a Russian super-soldier — together with a beautiful American detective working for the United Worlds Police — must combine forces to defeat a secret cabal … and prevent global disaster!