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Author Gordon R. Dickson.
The story begins by introducing the reader to our main character Paul Formain, who 2 years earlier had a near death experience where he was convinced that someone, a mysterious robe clad figure, had brought him back from being dead.
Now as he prepares to start his first shift at the Malabar mine he has another of his strange feelings where he imagines that the mountains are warning him....
DO NOT GO DOWN THE MINE !
He chooses to ignore these strange feelings and later has an arm torn off.
This sends him on a voyage of discovery about the world, the Chantry Guild and of the Alternative Laws that some gifted people can tap into and control.
The world is becoming lazy nestled in its comfort by all its technology and in order to save the world someone must first destroy it. Pauls life is about to get very dangerous, very quickly.
The Dorsai are about to be born.
This book is very well written; the narrative was easily understood and drew clear images in the mind. A well constructed plot which hung together well and progressed solidly throughout the entire novel. The dialog between characters was well thought out and believable, whilst the characters themselves where fleshed out and again believable.
A surprising find and at only 190 pages long easy on the brain, if a little predictable at times this however did not detract from a highly enjoyable read.
Includes a few twists and turns along the way, including clones, n space travel and crazed super computers.
I would read the other Dorsai books if I came across them.
This book is the prelude to the Dorsai trilogy.
#1 Tactic of mistake.
#2 Soldier, Ask not.
#3 Dorsai !