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avoids the vil things lurking in the mountains human the vil things lurking in the mountains human and otherwise but he s calm and ffacing and avoids conflict unless it s absolutely necessary Once he s done he s back on the trail again an incarnation of the ternally wandering wizard Gandalf in a pair of dungarees and roomy boots Wellman s casual nod to the Cthulhu mythos is fun one of the minor characters here was a former archivist at Miskatonic UniversityIf you re in the mood for a gentle ride through the mountains pick up a copy And don t Let The Behinder Get You the Behinder get you ve heard others say this is the best of the Silver John novels and I can now agree What a pure and simple story that depicts such fantastic and mysterious things I recommend all these novels specially to those who live in the Western NC mountains The last of Manly Wade Wellman s Silver John novels makes a strong conc. N and as John listens to the tales of Smokin' Hot eerie hostile animals of brave daredevils who fared up the slopes never to return and hears thenigmatic unnatural keening voice manating from the mountain his adventuresome spirit is aroused Too curious and intrigued some might say foolhardy to be dissuaded John begins his long perilou. I d read hardly anything by Wellman up to now but I was
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re reading a book of short stories and ran across one of his reading a book of short stories and ran across one of his John tales Thankfullythe library had a couple volumes featuring the character and off I wentSilver John the Balladeer is a classic Appalachian fairy tale hero lanky strong deeply versed in the magic and myth of the region plain spoken honest and courageous He carries a bedroll some grub a good knife and a silver stringed guitar as he wanders the mountains playing music traditional ballads Wellman includes in the stories plus some he wrote himself and allowing his curiosity to lead him where
It WillIf You Re Looking For Action Oriented Pulse Pounding willIf you re looking for action oriented pulse pounding of supernatural horror you re in the wrong book Wellman was around 80 when he wrote this book and he s willing to take his time and surround the reader with the atmosphere of the region he loved so well Oh. Silver John so named for the lithe and powerful strings of his ver present guitar is back In this fifth and most xciting novel in the series Manly Wade Wellman's popular hero is called by the voice of Cry Mountain into a confrontation with his most threatening adversaryThere are a wealth of cryptic stories about Cry Mountai.
Characters The Voice of the Mountain Doubleday Science FictionLusion to the series John rambles in search of Cry Mountain known for the plaintive voice that seems to issue from it He finds the source of the cry but he also discovers that warlock Ruel Harpe who is armed with considerable occult knowledge and a powerful amulet and is also accompanied by three witchy female companions has transformed the mountain into an nchanted fortress featuring a bell pull that can summon any food or object he desires and a window from which he can view any place on the planet Ruel plans to use Cry Mountain as a base from which can rule the
world and He Is Determined To Use His Magic is determined to use his magic compel he is determined to use his magic to compel to himJohn is a virtual prisoner for most of the novel which necessarily restricts the possibilities for action but the portrait of consuming gotism and pride that is Ruel Hope is absorbing and the final battle between John and Ruel is xciting and satisfyin. S trek up the steep mountainside There he finds mystery and danger Wanton Nights enough for any man andventually meets the courtly assured Ruel Harpe descendant of the infamous Micajah Harpe John soon discovers the darker side of Ruel Harpe's hospitality and finds honesty and courage the only weapons against powerful sorcery and temptati. ,