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A Wizard in Peace (edition 1996)

by Christopher Stasheff

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Title:A Wizard in Peace
Authors:Christopher Stasheff
Info:Tor Books (1996), Hardcover, 284 pages
Collections:Your library, Read, Boxed, Cover maybe done
Rating:***
Tags:Fic, SF, _HB-SF3, _hardback, !dunno, _SFBoxes, __check_cover

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The fifth of the chronicles of the Rogue Wizard has Magnus and Dirk arriving on a planet that, at first glance, seems to be a very stable, peaceful and successful planet. The people are not starving. There are no wars. There is no rampant corruption. In fact, Magnus and Dirk are about to give up and move on when they uncover a hint at the problems that run deep into the society's core. What they discover is a populace that is micromanaged to the tune of their professions, their houses, even their spouses. Any resistance is met with public punishment and humiliation at best - torture and disappearances at worst. But how can our do-gooding duo cultivate a resistance when individualistic thought is completed weeded out?

So far, I liked this book the best of the series. Dirk is more developed as the comic relief guy paired with Magnus' straight man. I enjoyed the fact the initial plans worked well but that a wrench in the works almost brought down the whole works. Of course, Dirk and Magnus managed to show up just in time to intervene and save the day - but nevertheless - having there be even some risk of failure added some nice dramatic tension. ( )
  helver | Feb 28, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812567978, Mass Market Paperback)

Under the nom de guerre of Gar Pike, renegade psychic wizard Magnus D'Armand travels the stars fighting injustice and oppression, like his father, Rod Gallowglass, the Warlock in Spite of Himself. But this time the Rogue Wizard may have encountered a tyrant even he can't overthrow: a stern Protector who dictates the very thoughts of his "loyal" subjects. So successful if his regime that Magnus is hard-pressed to find anyone willing to oppose it--until a misguided handful of would-be aristocrats unwittingly provides a spark of rebellion. Here is Christopher Stasheff in top form: swashbuckling, stylish, and slightly subversive adventure from the author of the bestselling "Warlock" chronicles.

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The hero is a professional liberator who roams space in search of oppressed peoples to liberate. He comes across a planet whose citizens are so oppressed they are not even allowed to think for themselves. Only thoughts which have been officially approved are allowed. So he organizes a revolution.… (more)

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