• The Palace of Love

  • The Demon Princes Series, Book 3
  • By: Jack Vance
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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The Palace of Love

By: Jack Vance
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Five intergalactic criminal masterminds raid the tranquil world of Mount Pleasant, leaving behind only ruin and slaughter—and the orphaned child Kirth Gersen, who comes to manhood swearing to take bloody revenge. Now Gersen roams the galaxy, bringing vengeance to the Demon Princes one by one, in Jack Vance’s classic series of hardboiled space opera.

Among worlds populated by slave-takers and poisoners, Kirth Gersen is hunting the third Demon Prince, Viole Falushe, an Earthman who conceals his true identity while ruling a remote planet from his decadent Palace of Love. Posing as a journalist and accompanied by the mad poet Navarth, Gersen infiltrates the palace and uncovers a history of erotic obsession. Somewhere among the revelers lurks Falushe, whom Gersen schemes to identify, before delivering harsh justice.

©1966, 2005 Jack Vance (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media

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Jack Vance is the best.

It is remarkable to think that all these ideas came about when they did. He was before his time.

Never a dull moment in this series.

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  • 07-19-22

Loved the story

Quaint is the word I would use and I have got used to the narrator who won me over with his singing.

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  • ozgribbo
  • 06-26-22

Great series

Bought the books in this series when they came out many years ago in paperback. Some of the terminology is a bit dated, but basically have stood the test of time. Jack Vance is one of the greats in fantasy/Science Fiction