This book is pretty cool, i like this type of sci fi. At the time of Kalvan’s arrival, Nostor was ruled by the cruel Prince Gormoth and was to be the main arm of the Styphon’s House attack on Hostigos. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Trivia About Lord Kalvan of Ot Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the “works” in question. Denied gunpowder, Hostigos is certain to be defeated. Retrieved 10 October In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia , disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. In addition to Jerry Pournelle, S. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations , on the part of the author or publisher. Nostor’s capital is Nostor Town near real-world Hughesville, Pennsylvania , and its flag is an orange lily on a black field. He also considers making inventions to improve peoples lives.

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Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, book 1) by H Beam Piper

But hell, who gives the ass of a rat when you’re swept away into a world different from and better than your own? But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. More Buying Choices – Paperback. Grefftscharr is a Kingdom centered around a major trading city in the location of our Chicago and strongest of the Middle Kingdoms.


Other neighboring princes soon side with Kalvan, as this gets rid of the usurious taxes and loans levied by Styphon’s House which functions as both a provider of weapons and as a bank. It was a dime, and my mama blew a fuse. The Review OK — I have to admit that this is one of my favourite books of seires, and I must have read it at least ten times over the past 20 years.

There are not that many pages but within them we have the introduction, the ability to change society, the ability to stabilize a country headed to defeat and turn it around. Siege of Tarr-Hostigos by John F.

The capital, Zygros City, is on the site of the real-world city of Quebec. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The Zarthani are a group of Indo-European descendants who otherwhem a language which belongs to a branch of Indo-European unattested in our timeline, but which has some superficial resemblances to ancient Greek in sounds and word-endings but not in grammar.

Order in the next 22 hours 37 minutes and get it by Friday, March Hostigos has a sulfur spring; since sulfur is a key ingredient of fireseed, Styphon’s House intends to seize that spring once Hostigos is destroyed. Dec 15, Paul rated it it was amazing.

Nothing earth shattering, just a nice comfy read. All the elements are there and in under pages we ogherwhen it all.


This leads to a bloody civil war in Nostor, followed by Gormoth’s assassination.

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Series: Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

Pournelle cited Piper as a great influence on his own work, especially his Janissaries series, and included in volume VIII was a sequel to Piper’s trandimensional adventure story written by John F. While recuperating, he learns the local language. Oct 16, Heidi rated it really liked it. I’m glad that I did. I was saddened to learn that Piper took his life shortly after he wrote this book.

It is a cracking good yarn, and I ov have liked lird enjoy more stories of Lord Kalvan. Our protagonist is a type, not a person. I was well into reading Piper before discovering this, but wow, what an incredible adventure this started for me. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. But what else do you need in a book other than: Lists with This Book. We see it also in Leo Frankowski’s Crosstime Engineer series. Dec 02, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen Series by cover kalfan of 9 next show all.