Book Reviews of A Million Open Doors (Giraut, Bk 1)

A Million Open Doors (Giraut, Bk 1)
A Million Open Doors - Giraut, Bk 1
Author: John Barnes
ISBN-13: 9780812516333
ISBN-10: 0812516338
Publication Date: 11/15/1993
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A Million Open Doors by John Barnes.
This is one of my absoloute favorites - hands down no exceptions. I read it when it first came out and periodically re-read it, though its sequels less often.

Anyway, the novel opens with a duel rapiers on Nou Occitan between traditionalists and interstellar jovents over a matter of honor. It gets into the action from the word go and provides enough info-dumps throughout that you can figure out what is going on. You find out about the settings (Nou Occitan, Caledony, The Thousand Cultures/Council of Humanity), our protagonist (Giraut Leones), his compahnos and others in the cast of characters.

I like this book because you get interesting characters, an interesting setting, a nifty dilemna and a villain worth hissing at. Plus honor, duels and romance.

Its a worthwhile book folks - go encourage Mr. Barnes to write more by rushing out and buying it and its sequels.