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A Fish Dinner in Memison

Author: E. R. Eddison, Introduction by James Stephens
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 09/10/2014
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-757815-3

The second volume in the classic epic trilogy of parallel worlds, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction.

A lady strays from a garden path and enters a different realm. A king wages dynastic war for control of three kingdoms. As villains plot to take control of an alternate world inhabited by the souls of the dead, a mysterious, magical woman seeks her destiny, igniting a splendid pageantry of battles and quests, poisonous love and triumphant passion, doomed loyalties and unsurpassed courage.

And while Edward Lessingham engages in an earthly romance in twentieth-century England, seduction in Zimiamvia takes place over the most lavish of banquets…

  • ‘The greatest and most convincing writer of invented worlds that I have read.’ – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • ‘A new literary species, a new rhetoric, a new climate of the imagination. Every episode, every speech, helps to incarnate what the author is imagining.’ – C.S. Lewis
  • ‘An eccentric masterpiece. Eddison is unequalled in the vigour, the vividness, the passionate intensity of his imagining, the brooding sadness that underlies it, and the cockeyed magnificence of his language.’ – Ursula K. Le Guin
  • ‘A fantasy epic written in a lush, thick, cod-Elizabethan style that started off irritating and then became part of the fun.’ – Neil Gaiman
  • ‘The greatest high fantasy of them all.’ – Robert Silverberg
  • ‘A grand fantasy adventure.’ – Piers Anthony
  • ‘Authentic dream, fantastic far beyond invention and natural beyond all possibility of unbelief.’ – Arthur Ransome
  • ‘A romance of a world that never was … its landscapes are magnificent. One lives in it.’ – Hilaire Belloc