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Henry Lyon Oldi "Way of a sword"
|"Way of a sword", perhaps, one of the most known and thus the most ambiguous novels of the Kharkov science fiction writers Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhensky writing under a pseudonym Henry Lyon Oldi. |
The Kabirsky emirate — almost utopian state. Kabeer's inhabitants many years ago refused murder and violence. The cold weapon in this state is built in a cult, but is used only for bloodless duels duels in which Kabeer's inhabitants perfect skill of possession of a sword.
But actually all not as seems at first sight. As true owners of Kabeer considers himself... cold weapon! In Kabeer's world swords, swords and daggers are allocated with reason and are able to communicate among themselves. They call themselves Shining, the people — Appendages, and bloodless duels — Conversations.
Peace life of the Shining Kabeer and their Appendages — or life of people and their weapon? — it is broken by murders which the Kabirsky emirate did not see many years. The person Cheng Angkor from a sort of Anchors of Veysky and to Gyen Shining the Tribute known as the Meylansky Unicorn should find a common language together to put an end to violence. Now they have one way for two — the Way of the Sword...
"The way of a sword" enters in so-called "the Kabirsky cycle". This cycle also included the story "Let's Them Die" which is continuation of "A way of a sword" and the novel "I Will Take" describing background of the events described in "A way of a sword".
The novel "Way of a Sword" is multilayered, it reveals before the reader gradually, as aroma of expensive spirits. An initial note — the unique atmosphere of Kabeer: east color of descriptions and the speech of characters it is thin it is shaded by kasyda of authorship of Oleg Ladyzhensky:
"I will not render to the Creator an abuse for the past affairs,
Heart note — a plot and a narration. We can see events eyes of two characters: the person and his sword Shining and its Appendage which gradually merge in a single whole. The side between the person and the weapon is erased, connecting the world of the people and the world Shining. The plot of the novel captures the reader, and we rejoice and we long together with Cheng and Edinorogom, we worry for them, to the last page without guessing, whether Kabeer is fated to be rescued or to plunge into the abyss of violence?
The final, basic note — is questions which are raised for us by authors and over which we reflect even after the last page of the book was turned. Whether the world without murders and violence is possible? Whether is admissible to teach the person to kill in order that he could be protected? Fight against violence by means of violence is how justified?
"Way of a sword" — the atmospheric book with deep implication calculated first of all on the thoughtful reader capable to see an essence behind florid phrases and east color.
Quotes from the book
"When you love, it is impossible to tell, for what you love. And if it is possible — that it not love any more!"
"And now... now we are able to kill. Also we are able not to kill. We are not all-powerful, and to our forces there is a limit, but we are capable to choose, and it is not craft and art, not in life and death, and in a choice, which ours and only ours.
"I dreamed a dream. Ask — about what? I will answer — about anything.
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