Castle for Rent

Castle for Rent Once upon a time the king of a mysterious castle found himself out of place The odd thing was that the time was the future and the place was New York City Castle Perilous had been a universe unto its

  • Title: Castle for Rent
  • Author: John DeChancie
  • ISBN: 9780759232044
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Once upon a time, the king of a mysterious castle found himself out of place The odd thing was that the time was the future and the place was New York City Castle Perilous had been a universe unto itself until it started living up to its name Now it is a gateway to thousands of universes, each increasingly bizarre and bewildering Behind every door there is a roomOnce upon a time, the king of a mysterious castle found himself out of place The odd thing was that the time was the future and the place was New York City Castle Perilous had been a universe unto itself until it started living up to its name Now it is a gateway to thousands of universes, each increasingly bizarre and bewildering Behind every door there is a room for every fantasy and around each corner a perilous journey for every inhabitant With its population sent to otherworldly realms and demented demons taking their place, will anyone find their way home in time The stone walls may be the only stable element in this fantastic fable, as time and place disappear before one s eyes Pandora s box has never been so big

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    About “John DeChancie

    • John DeChancie

      From his website John DeChancie is the author of over two dozen books, fiction and nonfiction, and has written for periodicals as widely varied as Penthouse and Cult Movies His novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres have been attracting a wide readership for than fifteen years, and over a million copies of his books have seen print, many in foreign languages John s first work was Starrigger Berkley Ace ,1984 , followed by Red Limit Freeway 1985 and Paradox Alley 1987 , completing the Skyway Trilogy, one of the most imaginative, mind expanding series in science fiction Beloved of SF readers around the world, the trilogy has become a cult classic It is no exaggeration to say that the trilogy has found a place in the hearts of readers along with the works of Heinlein, Asimov, and Clarke Jerry Pournelle, co author with Larry Niven of the classics The Mote in God s Eye and Lucifer s Hammer, has compared the series to the best of A E van Vogt, and better written The convoluted plot takes the reader on a mind bending journey to the end of the universe and back His humorous fantasy series, beginning with Castle Perilous, became a best seller for Berkley Ace William Morrow published MagicNet, which Booklist said was a welcome sigh of comic relief shamelessly droll, literate, and thoroughly entertaining Magicnet is the fantasy genre s whimsical answer to Neuromancer He has also written in the horror genre His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and in numerous original anthologies, the latest of which is Spell Fantastic His story collection, Other States of Being, was recently published by Pulpless, Inc an online and print on demand publisher He currently lives in Los Angeles and is at work writing novels, articles, short stories, and screenplays His latest book was the short story collection THE LITTLE GRAY BOOK OF ALIEN STORIES published by Borderlands Press John s most recent short story publication was in the original anthology SPACE CADETS, edited by Mike Resnick and published by LAcon IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention The book was published in both limited and trade hardback editions The book is available here He has just completed a mystery novel and information on this new book something different from anything he has ever written is forthcoming He will also have two new film articles in the second big issue of the new cult film magazine MONDO CULT, also forthcoming.



    400 thoughts on “Castle for Rent

    • A magic castle with myriad doors leading to different realms? Awesome! DeChancie's prose? Mediocre. But still an enjoyable read for fans of quirky, rather than epic, fantasy.


    • Like previous book.This plays out as light reading.It has mix of science and magic, twining together.In ways it plays out like a group of short stories. That work together.Bouncing chapter to chapter. Between the various characters.It flows decent. At the same time, can be annoying.That one aspect has your interest.While another seems to be less important or entertaining.Having you go through that. To get back to the meat of the story.Still, again entertaining. If your looking for something play [...]


    • Lord Incarnadine suspects one of his siblings is trying to take over Castle Perilous. He travels to NYC to try and figure out which one it is. Meanwhile, back at the castle the guests are dealing with an invasion from a hostile aspect. Gene, Laura and Snowclaw are in the thick of it. Another fun read in the series.



    • спойлерыВторая книга серии, в которой опять же присутствует сумасшедшая особа женского пола =) История о королевской семье сильно напомнила бессмертные Хроники Амбера, все те же сестринско-братские терки и борьба за трон. Они объединяются в тандемы и к близким контактам с [...]


    • The cover blurbs continue to describe this series as hilarious. The first two volumes are not. At most they are mildly amusing. If you are looking for something along the lines of Douglas Adams, look somewhere else. The first two volumes are better than average science fantasy and adventure. The novels use Castle Perilous and its portals to different world's as the starting point for the adventures. Castle for Rent brings back the more important survivors of volume one and adds some new characte [...]


    • With Lord Incarnadine on Earth trying to fix the portal there, someone makes a deal with some very nasty beings from one of the more aggressive dimensions to take over the Castle and hold it hostage. Gene, Linda, Snowclaw and now a woman named Sheila try to survive while Incarnadine plans to get the Castle back.This is a funny and very readable adventure, with a good mix of colorful fantasy, suspense and action. I enjoyed it more than the first. Upon reflection, however, I have to say it suffers [...]


    • Okay, I've read this before, years ago, but Kindle had it for pretty cheap and I did enjoy the series so I decided to give it another read.That said, I really think these are YA books and as I'm no longer in that age group, I'm kind of wondering why I picked it up again. I'll read it through (it's a quick read) but will probably not get the next one in the series.Edit: all done, and it was okay, but I will definitely not be re-reading the rest of the series. Sometimes your tastes change, and I t [...]


    • The second book in a madcap, frothy light series.Incarnadine goes to Earth to try to stablize the portal, among other things. Bluefaced creatures invade and make themselves unpleasant, but are only the cat's paws. It involves climbing stairs up and down, going through a portal to a jungle, Sheila arriving while she had been taking a shower, Snowclaw returning from his own world, and more.


    • There's a genre of books I call "garbage '80's fantasy". They include the Myth books by Asprin and the Xanth novels and others as well. This is in that category but gets 3 stars instead of 2 because1) It was a quick read.2) The author is from Pittsburgh and most of the characters are from the area and 3) The link between Earth and the mysterious castle is in.Ligoneer


    • Loved this book. As I'm re reading the series I thank the gods that my ereader has a built in dictionary. I've forgotton how vast John DeChancie's vocabulary is. It's still a fun great read that doesn't seem to ageeven after 20 years or so.




    • Nice, lightweight humorous fantasy series that I read back in the 90s. Amusing, but not as good as the Discworld series in the same genre.


    • Gene, Linda, Snowclaw and Kwip are back and meeting new friends in Castle Perilous, will they be able to prevail in the latest invasion? Better read it to find out.




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