Jan 28, 2022
The Drawing of the Dark
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  • Title: The Drawing of the Dark
  • Author: Tim Powers
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Kindle Edition
[PDF] Unlimited ↠ The Drawing of the Dark : by Tim Powers, The Drawing of the Dark, Tim Powers, The Drawing of the Dark Brian Duffy aging soldier of fortune had been hired in Venice by a strange old man who called himself Aurelianus Ambrosius He was supposed to go to Vienna and act as bouncer at an inn where the fabulous Herzwesten beer was brewed That was clear enough But why was he guided and guarded on the trip by creatures from the ancient legends Why should he be attacked by ifritBria

[PDF] Unlimited ↠ The Drawing of the Dark : by Tim Powers - The Drawing of the Dark, The Drawing of the Dark Brian Duffy aging soldier of fortune had been hired in Venice by a strange old man who called himself Aurelianus Ambrosius He was supposed to go to Vienna and act as bouncer at an inn where the fabu

Patrick

When I was home for Christmas I saw this on the shelf and couldn t help but pick it up and read it Cost me some sleep even though I was already exhausted I missed an entire night of sleep reading it As with anything written by Tim Powers, it s worth your time.Fair warning, if you re looking for a driving plot, this might not be the book for you But if you enjoy mystery and unique worldbuilding, you re in for a treat.


Ian Tregillis

Tim Powers is a mad genius.The siege of Vienna, Vikings, and the Fisher King Oh, and Merlin, of course I m tired, and lazy as hell, so that s about all the plot summary I can muster On one level this is a book about beer, as might be inferred playfully from the title It s the secret history of what the Ottomans were really after when they marched on Vienna, and a forgotten chapter of Arthurian Legend This is one of Powers s early novels, and I found it a little concise than some of his later wo [...]


Mike (the Paladin)

I read this book years ago 79 or 80 I believe d forgot about it till it was resurrected as a lost fantasy classic , which I agree it is This one predates the glut of Arthurian pastiches, adaptions and outright rip offs that got so popular for a while Here we start with the story of a 14th century soldier of fortune com adventurer who s traveled and been a rogue and mercenary among other things , Brian Duffy Faced with what might be termed an affair of honor facing 3 men he finds it convenient to [...]


Mohammed

My favourite Tim Powers book and one of few modern fantasy books i have read that was a truly great read.I liked it cause of his style of writing, his characters ,the humour,action and the awesome blend of historical setting and the supernatural His themes are very interesting.A ripping yarn A great historical fantasy.


Javir11

Antes de nada, querr a comentar que esta es una de las primeras rese as que hago sobre un libro, as que no se is muy duros al leerla Prometo mejorar con el tiempo, o si no se da el caso os invito a una buena cerveza.Y hablando de cerveza, os voy a empezar a hablar de Esencia Oscura Una historia que si hab is le do la sinopsis de m s arriba, ya sabr is que se enmarca dentro del periodo hist rico donde los turcos asediaron la ciudad de Viena en el siglo XVI Y os preguntareis qu importancia puede t [...]


Hotspur

This is a rare five star classic, a book I would review to anyone Tim Powers a colleague and conspirator with James Blaylock often lapses into the mythic using fantasy reality tropes This book, and perhaps the famous ANUBIS GATES, treat the fantastic as part of a perfectly understandable world, which makes for an interesting writing style.Duffy is an aged soldier on the road to the Siege of Vienna, where he hopes to achieve some employment as a defender of the city Along the way he seems to wan [...]


Maggie K

I enjoyed this, but there was a bit of a mish mash of stuff, and a couple things didn t ring true for me, but I still give it a 3.5Brian Duffy is a bit of an Irish Jack of all Trades, and when he is offered a job in a famous brewery in Vienna, he decides it s the perfect opportunity to look up his old love he had never forgotten.He gets there and reconnects with her almost immediately, but as he starts his new job at the brewery, strange things start to happenI don t mind a spiritual mish mash, [...]


Simon

Never have I read a novel infused with so much drinking of beer I could not turn a page, it seemed, when the protagonist Duffy doesn t quaff yet another tankard of ale The very title itself refers to the drawing of the special, dark brew of beer that is performed once every few hundred years in order to invest the agents of the west with its magical, life enhancing properties.Punctuating the relentless beer drinking is plenty of action Duffy is beset by antagonists at every turn trying to thwart [...]


Dorian

This was my introduction to Tim Powers work, way back in about 1990 or thereabouts I don t recall now what attracted me to it it can t have been the bloody awful cover art perhaps the notion of a fantasy hero working as a bouncer back then, the notion of the fantasy hero not being a Big Shiny Hero was new and exciting to me Anyway, I ve just been rereading it for the first time in some yearsd it s stood up reasonably well under the passing years.Brian Duffy is a middle aged mercenary in 16th cen [...]


Bandit

Drawing of The Dark, it isn t you, it s me I just don t like fantasy Much like beer Ad this book has way too much of both Thing is I m not sure why it s even necessary here, because to me at least history is fascinating, intriguing and bizarre enough without the interventions of sorcery Siege of Vienna by Ottoman Empire in 1529 is at the center of the story and it s an event of incredible historical import Essentially it checked the progress of Ottoman Empire in central Europe and redirected it [...]


James Debruicker

It s about the Crusades and magic beer That s going to either sell you on the novel or not.


Joe Zivak

povinne citanie pre vsetkych pivarov ti sice uz davno tusia, ze cela nasa europska kultura je zalozena na pive, ale tu sa im dostane kopec argumentov Krestanska europa to tak


Scott

So I finally got around to reading my first novel by Tim Powers, it being this one I had read his short story collection a few years ago, and found it interesting enough to read of his work, but wasn t so bowled over by it His writing skills seemed better suited for novels.From the.Com review, here is a rundown on the plot It is the year 1529 and Brian Duffy, a soldier of fortune, finds himself in Venice A late night confrontation with three brothers over a matter of honor convinces Brian to fi [...]


Manu

Esencia oscura, como buena parte de las novelas de Tim Powers, es un relato de fantas a hist rica Eso para quien le guste poner etiquetas a todo lo que se menea, claro, porque en realidad toda la fantas a es fantas a y, si me apuras, ficci n y punto Pero el libro tiene una buena cantidad de elementos sobrenaturales que Powers utiliza para dar una explicaci n alternativa al asedio de Viena de 1529, as que tampoco vamos a ponernos demasiado quisquillosos y aceptaremos fantas a hist rica como g ner [...]


Melissa McShane

My opinion and rating hasn t changed since the first time I read this it s a decent but uninspired novel, with a straightforward plot and excellent writing craftsmanship You can see the beginnings of the kind of story Tim Powers has since become famous for, even though it s your basic Arthur Merlin story with some unique touches The fundamental message is that beer is the foundation of Western civilization and has the power to change the world, but I m sure beer drinkers everywhere already knew [...]


Ignacio Senao f

S que no soy el nico que tiene atravesado a este se or Y mira que intento que me guste ley ndome todo lo que se va publicando, pero es que no Es que NO.Un TIARR N canoso contratado para que sea el segurata de una taberna La ciudad de la taberna es asediada Mientras tanto hay un giro que muy inesperado, una magn fica idea del autor, que desperdicia de la manera m s est pida y sigue la trama por las ramas Unas ramas que no crecen, sino que se secan al no ser alimentadas por nada interesante Y espe [...]


Anne

Wow, this is so not on sale any It s now 11.99, so if you wanted a copy, I hope you already got one Sheesh I read and loved The Anubis Gates in college, and when this Tim Powers book pinged my Kindle sale radar, I snatched it up I hope it s just as convoluted and fascinating as Anubis Gates was You can get yours here if you want to try it out too.


Matt

I m giving The Drawing of the Dark a FIVE for nostalgic reasons My friend Ron and I would judge other books by this fine book by Tim Powers, an author of amazingly inventive imagination and wonderful, if flawed execution Still, a four at least, for all sorts of good literary and artistic reasons Thank you, Tim Powers Brian Duffy was a great, skeptical, resistant hero, and I needed him way back in 1979 or whatever the year would have been.


Jack Haringa

This is an early Powers novel that sat on my shelf for far too long, and I regret waiting so long to read it while it s not as intricate and layered as his mature work, The Drawing of the Dark shows plenty of Powers signature wit, characterization, and world building It also marks his first foray into the mythology that forms the foundation of several of his best and best loved books, including one of my favorites, Last Call.


ambyr

Man, they wrote them dense, back in the day There s a lot I enjoyed here in particular, Brian s disgruntled, determined ignorance in the face of the supernatural but not quite enough for me to love The racial politics of the inscrutable Evil Muslim East battling the Good West in a literal clash of civilizations made me raise an eyebrow a bit And the side plot with the protagonist s love interest was, uh, well, that was a thing that happened Yep.


Sean DeLauder

Tim Powers seems to have figured out all the elements of a story I enjoy and stuffed each of them into this book, save one a satisfying, unrushed conclusion.The Drawing of the Dark was a historical fantasy it made significant a common pastime distilling and consuming beer it pulled characters and histories with the full weight of Northern European Mythology with a smattering of Persian the atmospheric rendering was palpable the knowledge of the era was convincing the characters were mercenary, b [...]


Unwisely

Once again, I fell for the pull quote This time it was Ellen Kushner who got me.And actually, this started out well enough The second medieval fantasy in a row completely by accident , which was an interesting enough setting to intrigue me And it managed to pull me in for maybe two thirds of the book And then no I am not on board with view spoiler reincarnation And I didn t think I was signing up for a fate of the world good vs evil book, and didn t want it And the arbitrary dispatch of the only [...]


Rachael Stein

Oh come ON I was so ready to love a book where beer saves the world I was even willing to forgive the clunky prose and the as you know Bob internal exposition monologues And then it had to go ahead and waste a perfectly good middle aged female character Plus vague racism though is it possible to have a medieval East v West narrative from the point of view of the West without vague racism I don t know


Dale Donovan

Tim Powers first novel is much accessible than the award winning but dense and than a little confusing ANUBIS GATES In the odd final act tho, Powers undoes virtually everything he sets up in the first two thirds of the book, which leads to a flat and unsatisfying ending.


Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk

I enjoyed The Drawing of the Dark but also have to declare a slight disappointment I chose the book because of Declare see what I did there which, I have to admit, has spoilt reading other books for me will I ever find another book as brilliant Well, I hoped that The Drawing of the Dark would be as dramatic, as thrilling, as all enveloping It wasn t It was entertaining, humorous quite often and occasionally enthralling but it wasn t Declare I ve been ruined Our hero, Brian, gets involved in a bi [...]


The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)

Boy, that must really be some good beer The best thing about this book, is that so many people read it and then it dropped off the radar That means it ll be a new experience for everyone reading it now un affected by the reactions of others I wasn t sure what to expect with this book I read it prior to 1983 This book gives a remarkable look at Europe s history then overlays that with a tale that rivals Kevin Hearne s wide open Hounded for bringing all the old Deities under the big tent The fight [...]


Ron

The next step is always unimaginable until it s occurred Variations of Arthurian legend has been a cottage industry of western literature for almost a millennia Power s take is innovative and well developed That his sixteenth century embodiment of the Briton hero is egotistic and a rogue fits the pattern The melding of the fantastic and the historic worked, mostly A nod to the history of beer I never used to think much of coincidences, but these days I practically trip over them in the street Qu [...]


William

If you like your fantasy to be fun and fast moving then this is the book for you.Powers has always had an almost frantic imagination In some books he reigns it in tight and focuses it on single ideas, but in others he lets it all out and throws everything in the melting pot.So here we get the seige of Vienna, The Fisher King, Merlin, King Arthur, Sigurd, drunken Vikings, and, best of all, it is all tied together through an ancient brewery, where the beer is quite literally The Food of the Goods [...]


Lucardus

Ein typischer Powers, historische Ereignisse mit bernat rlichen Kr ften und Mythen verkn pft, dazu eine Menge Bier und Schwarzpulver im Kontext der Belagerung von Wien anno 1529 Leider, wie bei fast allen englischsprachigen Romanen, die ich bisher gelesen habe, auch hier wieder keinerlei Anstalten, die paar deutschen Worte dann auch mal berpr fen zu lassen.Ich war fast geneigt auf 3 Sterne zu gehen, da Powers in etwa immer dem selben Schema folgt, hnlich als liest man einen Roman von John Irving [...]


Jonathan

Turkish armies imperil the finest Viennese beer, brewed continuously in the same place since before the time of the Romans Mercenary Brian Duffy is manipulated into leaving Venice to save Western civilisation, and incidentally see his old flame Epiphany.Lots of yer aktual Istory of the Seige, along with Beer, Magicians, King Arthur, Merlin, the Fisher King, Vikings, and Beer.As usual Powers doesn t quite know how to tie up all of his splendid ideas at the end, but all good fun all the same.



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