Jack Vance - Marune: Alastor 933
|Title||Marune: Alastor 933
cover art by Konstantin Korobov
From his fabulous palace on Numenes, the Connatic rules the sprawling Alastor Cluster, and tracks the doings of each of his trillion or more subjects. But there is one man he knows nothing about; the past life of the wanderer called Pardero is a complete mystery. Pardero himself has two goals: first, to find out who he is, then to find his enemy- the person who stole his memory. He discovers that his home is the mysterious Marune , a planet lit by four shifting suns, and Pardero makes his way there- to be hailed as the Kaiark Efraim, ruler of the shadowed realm. Uncovering his lost identity had been comparatively simple, but finding his sworn enemy would be more difficult...
Marune: Alastor 933 is part 3 of 3 of Alastor
"Out toward the rim of the galaxy hangs Alastor Cluster, a whorl of thirty thousand live stars in an irregular volume twenty to thirty light-years in diameter. The surrounding region is dark and, except for a few hermit stars, unoccupied. Scattered about the cluster are three thousand inhabited planets with a human population of approximately five trillion persons. The worlds are diverse, the populations equally so; nevertheless they share a common language and all submit to the authority of the Connatic at Lusz, on the world Numenes. The Alastor series comprises three books, set on different worlds of the cluster. They can be read independently from one another."