Doomed to a Madman's Hell
He was shaping his times as no one before him had dared, mercilessly scouring an entire planet of crime and corruption wherever he found them - and destroying anyone who stood in his way. Absolute dictator of the United States of Jupiter, Hope Hubris was destined to become the most hated and feared man of an era, a tyrant charged with countless heinous acts and sexual cruelties. Yet justice remained his fiercest passion.
Now, to ensure his goals, Hope would assume an alternate identity and become a rebel - the brilliant leader in a revolution dedicated to his own overthrow. To fulfill his dreams, he would sacrifice love...and plunge headlong into madness....
©1985 Piers Anthony, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.
For people familiar with Piers Anthony's writing style, this was the series that showed me that for Mr. Anthony, writing style is as much a function of the series as the cast of characters. I think it amazing that he could write this at the same time as Xanth books and others in different styles.
I did not care for the narrator's Winchell -like newsreader delivery. It distances the reader from the story, while I think a more immersive reading of the book would be better.
It didn't put me off the audiobook series, though. Great book!
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