The Gap Into Conflict

The Gap Into Conflict

The Real Story

Book - 1991
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Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson retums with this exciting and long-awaited new series that takes us into a stunningly imagined future to tell a timeless story of adventure and the implacable conflict of good and evil within each of us.

Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed locked out of his way.  Those who didn't ended up in the lockup--or dead.  But when Thermopyle arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side the regulars had to take notice.  Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer--until she met up with Thermopyle.

But one person in Mallorys Bar wasn't intimidated.  Nick Succorso had his own reputation as a bold pirate and he had a sleek frigate fitted for deep space.  Everyone knew that Thermopyle and Succorso were on a collision course.  What nobody expected was how quickly it would be over--or how devastating victory would be.  It was common enough example of rivalry and revenge--or so everyone thought.  The REAL story was something entirely different.

In The Real Story, Stephen R. Donaldson takes us to a remarkably detailed world of faster-than-light travel, politics, betrayal, and a shadowy presence just outside our view to tell the fiercest, most profound story he has ever written.

Baker & Taylor
The lives and fates of three individuals--Angus Thermopyle, pirate and murderer; Morn Hyland, a young woman with a terrifying secret; and legendary star captain Nick Succorso--unfold in a futuristic world of power politics, technological development, and

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With an enormous corporation controlling all of explored space in an era of a faster-than-light travel known as "crossing the gap," Morn Hyland flees from the military police she once served and joins space pirate, Angus Thermopyle. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c1991
ISBN: 9780553071733
Branch Call Number: F DON
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: The real story


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Mar 11, 2014

Powerful, gripping, and--be warned--rife with gratuitous violence and torture. A dark imagination spawned a great story, but with an emotional toll and taste for suffering that few may actually find palatable. I really wish the story relied upon less explicit violence and damage upon which to base its characters' motivations. Threats of violence or neglect can be as ample/explainable motivators as depravity and torture. These give us pause and give rise to questions of sadism and misogyny on the part of the author.

Jan 13, 2013

This author is severely overlooked by most reviews - go to Wikipedia & check out "Thomas Covenant" series - IF you can find them in print - Very good reading!!!!!

Jul 26, 2011

The Real Story ---- The Gap into Conflict ---- by Stephen R. Donaldson c - 1991 ---- A real good story. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul


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