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I am not sure what I learned from this book except that I can like a book enough to read it twice cover to cover.Post apocalyptic Earth where tribes of survivors meet in the circle to determine anything from who gets what woman to who gets the top bunk They only use six different kinds of weapons Sword, staff, sticks, daggers, club, or morning star and never fight outside the circle.Until along comes a warrior that no one can beat He builds an empire and everything changes.I read it once i I am not sure what I learned from this book except that I can like a book enough to read it twice cover to cover.Post apocalyptic Earth where tribes of survivors meet in the circle to determine anything from who gets what woman to who gets the top bunk They only use six different kinds of weapons Sword, staff, sticks, daggers, club, or morning star and never fight outside the circle.Until along comes a warrior that no one can beat He builds an empire and everything changes.I read it once in high school and then again in my twenties Really enjoyed it both times Another example of things you remember from your youth which are, in reality, a bit crap and you only realise this when you come back to them when older and perhaps wiser This book is fantasy sci fi pulp from the late 1960s replete with slightly dull characters, unbelievable plot twists and not in a good way and uncomfortable sex references again, not in a good way Anthony s post nuclear holocaust world of wandering warriors bound by honour to settle everything in the battle circle, a so Another example of things you remember from your youth which are, in reality, a bit crap and you only realise this when you come back to them when older and perhaps wiser This book is fantasy sci fi pulp from the late 1960s replete with slightly dull characters, unbelievable plot twists and not in a good way and uncomfortable sex references again, not in a good way Anthony s post nuclear holocaust world of wandering warriors bound by honour to settle everything in the battle circle, a society perpetuated by pre holocaust science, is not very convincing to begin with and only becomes less believable as you read as a man named Sol becomes Sos then nameless building an empire of nomadic warriors The three books follow different stories but all have some common characters so is structurally interesting but my interest waned swiftly as the pages turned My advice let the past lie if you read this in the past, remember it fondly but don t follow that little voice in your head wondering whether or not you recall it properly and seek to re read it, you ll only be disappointed If you ve not read it, there are plenty of better books out there to try instead Specifically, I didn t read the entire book, since I d already finished Sos the Rope I just picked this up with Var the Stick and trundled on through the rest of the series Well I guess trundled is a bit of a loaded word, and one that really belies how much I sped through the last two books I finished them in three days, and actually felt some eagerness to finish them Var the Stick actually developed a bitthan I would have expected from Mr Anthony, based on the sexism of t Specifically, I didn t read the entire book, since I d already finished Sos the Rope I just picked this up with Var the Stick and trundled on through the rest of the series Well I guess trundled is a bit of a loaded word, and one that really belies how much I sped through the last two books I finished them in three days, and actually felt some eagerness to finish them Var the Stick actually developed a bitthan I would have expected from Mr Anthony, based on the sexism of the first book and the Apprentice Adept series, but then he had to descend into the depths of statutory rape and ruin it all And dammit, up to that point, he had actually been making a case for women as individuals, even in the setting of the novel So that was a little disappointing Neq the Sword is the book of the trilogy that I remember most, because it had a heart wrenching scene near the start I remember it devastating me when I first read it this time around, I recognized it for its pathos, but it didn t have the same sort of effect on me Maybe I mjaded now maybe my sensibilities for that sort of thing aremature than they were 27 years ago or maybe it just wasn t as good as I thought it was Regardless, it was a bit of a let down, and a reminder of why you shouldn t revisit the stuff that you treasured when you were younger.Story wise, I liked the development of Var the Stick , as the character development feltsincere, and the plot started to feelsubstantial There was a lot of travel in the book, enough for the characters to go halfway around the world, and it started to feel a little silly when they got to China There was a rather gratuitous and overly descriptive section where the characters encountered a group of s no buxom misses here no, instead Anthony presents the assertive women as gross in body and sexuality, with a group of mutilated but not castrated men to keep the female bloodline alive , and from there it just kept going downhill Neq the Sword was too scattered of plot and motive, and I had a hard time finding much satisfaction from the story By the end, the scattered remnants of the previous society was pulling back together to recreate itself, but by then Anthony was back in his form, where the eight women in that society would be passed among the forty men to keep the population alive Yawn.Despite all my complaining, I did find the storytelling gripping and compelling As I mentioned above, I finished the book over three days, even as I found myself thinking it wasn t going to get much better It s not the stupidest or worst book I ve ever read, but having re read the entire series, along with the Apprentice Adept series, I find myself having to come to terms with the fact that I ve simply outgrown Piers Anthony I think I had already known that, but now I don t have to wonder about it any A friend of mine told me that this was the worst book he had ever read I decided to read it myself, because I was certain that no book could be as bad as what he had described to me I was wrong This book is absolutely terrible Every Piers Anthony cliche is here, from the puerile sexuality to the flaccid attempts at social commentary And the finale of the book involves the sword swinging hero replacing his hand with a glockenspiel Seriously Simply a wretched book by any measure. When I began reading the Battle Circle series, I knew not to start off with preconceived notions of a Piers Anthony novel My introduction to Piers Anthony was through his Xanth series as a pre teen, but since then I had read bits of his Adept series, Firefly, and even the lesser known Pornucopia That said, I wasn t expecting the style or tone of his post apocalyptic Battle Circle books.The series centers around a formal weaponized ritual duel, whether for honor, for women, or for practice Ant When I began reading the Battle Circle series, I knew not to start off with preconceived notions of a Piers Anthony novel My introduction to Piers Anthony was through his Xanth series as a pre teen, but since then I had read bits of his Adept series, Firefly, and even the lesser known Pornucopia That said, I wasn t expecting the style or tone of his post apocalyptic Battle Circle books.The series centers around a formal weaponized ritual duel, whether for honor, for women, or for practice Anthony writes the martial arts action in the series rather well, casual but filled with tension, not bogged down with so much detail that you have to reread a paragraph to imagine what happened All in all, I d recommend this book people who enjoy a good post apocalyptic story and possess a perverse or deviant sense of humor and or people who don t normally read books Warning to all those who haven t read a Piers Anthony book outside of Xanth IT GETS WEIRD When I was in grade school, someone gave me A Spell For Chameleon, and I thought it was awesome I proceeded to spend the next couple years reading any Piers Anthony novel that I could get my hands onincluding Battle Circle I thoroughly enjoyed his work back then Fast forward 30 years, and I recently came upon a stash of his books that I had packed away I broke out Battle Circle and a couple others and reread them I d say this novel in particular stands up to the test of time for some YA When I was in grade school, someone gave me A Spell For Chameleon, and I thought it was awesome I proceeded to spend the next couple years reading any Piers Anthony novel that I could get my hands onincluding Battle Circle I thoroughly enjoyed his work back then Fast forward 30 years, and I recently came upon a stash of his books that I had packed away I broke out Battle Circle and a couple others and reread them I d say this novel in particular stands up to the test of time for some YA post apocalyptic novel It was probably a little ahead of its time back then, so it still is a pretty fresh take on things That being said, I ll never read another Piers Anthony novel again, and I plan on chucking the novels I do have into recycling Rereading some of these as an adult, I ve co,e to one conclusionthe dude is a pedophile I know it s not just me, because when I googled my thoughts, all kinds of things came up by people who agreedand I m not talking about some holy rollers or ultra conservatives I m a pretty liberal guy, and even I was feeling pretty icky reading thru some parts So, draw your own conclusions, but this reader is out Xanth fans, be warned This is not a book full of colorful magic, bosoms, and puns.If all you ve read of Piers Anthony is the Xanth series, you may not know this, but Piers hates his protagonists He enjoys hurting them, and then hurting them some , and then hurting the people they love just for good measure Sometimes it s hard on the reader Or at least it was on me.That said, this trilogy is excellent The titular Battle Circle is the foundation of a postapocalyptic society where victory Xanth fans, be warned This is not a book full of colorful magic, bosoms, and puns.If all you ve read of Piers Anthony is the Xanth series, you may not know this, but Piers hates his protagonists He enjoys hurting them, and then hurting them some , and then hurting the people they love just for good measure Sometimes it s hard on the reader Or at least it was on me.That said, this trilogy is excellent The titular Battle Circle is the foundation of a postapocalyptic society where victory in the Circle earns you respect, property, and leadership at least until someone else beats you.Into this setting are cast three characters, Sos the Rope, Var the Stick, and Neq the Sword Between them they will change the world whether for the better or the worse remains to be seen.Hold on tight, it s a bumpy ride I really loved the concept of a barbaric culture being supported by a group of intellectuals hiding in a mountain I ve been told by Piers himself that this book is nothing like his other work This book lead me to the Conan stories by Robert Howard because I loved the fighting and reading about the barbarian culture. (FREE DOWNLOAD) Ì Battle Circle ⚞ Battle Circle is a trilogy of science fiction novels by Piers Anthony Originally published separately, the trilogy was later combined into a single volume The three novels areSos the Rope Var the Stick Neq the SwordThe novels take place on a post apocalyptic Earth The history is not given in detail, but the landscape is filled with the ruins of the previous civilization, and large areas referred to as the badlands are still deadly because of radiation, presumably from nuclear war In North America, there are three main civilizations the crazies and underworlders, and the nomads who are the main focus of the novels One of my favorite authors, but I recommend skipping this book series.Or, maybe reading the first one, being disappointed at the end and stopping.The latter two were not as good as the first, and even the first went downhill.There is too much that is wrong with this series for me to want to bother writing what is wrong with it Others may want to know what is wrong, but just skip it until somebody reworks it in the future There are better, by Piers and by others.