Lyonesse

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 432 ratings

Suldrun’s Garden Publisher's Summary

The Elder Isles, located in what is now the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Old Gaul, are made up of 10 contending kingdoms, all vying with each other for control. At the centre of much of the intrigue is Casmir, the ruthless and ambitious king of Lyonnesse. His beautiful but otherworldly daughter, Suldrun, is part of his plans. He intends to cement an alliance or two by marrying her well. But Suldrun is as determined as he and defies him. Casmir coldly confines her to the overgrown garden that she loves to frequent, and it is here that meets her love and her tragedy unfolds. Political intrigue, magic, war, adventure and romance are interwoven in a rich and sweeping tale set in a brilliantly realized fabled land.

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  • Book 1

    • Suldrun’s Garden

    • Lyonesse: Book 1
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    The Elder Isles, located in what is now the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Old Gaul, are made up of 10 contending kingdoms, all vying with each other for control. At the centre of much of the intrigue is Casmir, the ruthless and ambitious king of Lyonnesse. His beautiful but otherworldly daughter, Suldrun, is part of his plans. He intends to cement an alliance or two by marrying her well. But Suldrun is as determined as he and defies him.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator issues

    • By joan on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Green Pearl

    • Lyonesse, Book 2
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    In The Green Pearl, King Aillas of Troicinet defends the peace of the Elder Isles against both the Ska marauders who once enslaved him and the wicked King Casmir. While organizing the unruly barons in the frontiers of his land, Aillas goes out of his way to capture the lovely Ska noblewoman who once stung him with her disregard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Bob-o on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Madouc

    • Lyonesse, Book 3
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    The World Fantasy Award-winning third volume of the Lyonesse trilogy brings attention to the faerie changeling Madouc. Where princess Suldrun once meekly endured the proprieties of Castle Haidion, Madouc defends herself with rotten fruit. Vexed, King Casmir arranges a contest to marry her off, but Madouc has other ideas, and enlists the stableboy "Sir Pom-pom" on an impromptu quest to find her father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One fantasy author to rule them all

    • By Izak van Heerden on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $24.95