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by Talbot Mundy

eBook The Nine Unknown download ISBN: 1781390568
Author: Talbot Mundy
Publisher: Benediction Classics (January 16, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 262
ePub: 1857 kb
Fb2: 1104 kb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: azw lit txt doc
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

With The Nine Unknown, Talbot Mundy seems to be picking up on ideas present in the last of his Yasmini series, Caves of Terror. This novel, however, has an elaborate plot with a mystery cult whose origins stretch far back beyond any recorded human history.

With The Nine Unknown, Talbot Mundy seems to be picking up on ideas present in the last of his Yasmini series, Caves of Terror. Needless to say, with references to Atlantis and speculation on magic sources of energy and superhuman intellects, this is also Mundy's most serious foray into fantasy, rather than just adventure, in the Jimgrim series

The Nine Unknown is a 1923 novel by Talbot Mundy.

The Nine Unknown is a 1923 novel by Talbot Mundy. Originally serialised in Adventure magazine, it concerns the Nine Unknown Men, a secret society founded by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka around 270 BC to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. The nine unknown men were entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge.

The nine unknown men are entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge. I discovered Talbot Mundy as a boy of 14, which is pretty much the ideal age for first encountering this sort of story. In their fight to keep the books secret they face nine Kali worshipers. Yes, it's filled with mystery & thrilling adventure, stalwart heroes & humorous sidekicks, all in exotic settings that never existed in mundane real life, but only in novels. That alone would have been enough - but there was far more, even for a callow 14-year old. There was a sense of the mystical, a binding thread of genuine philosophy, one that became ever more clear after reading more of Mundy's books.

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The Nine Unknown - Talbot Mundy. Father Cyprian wants the nine books, Grim repeated. He wants to destroy the knowledge that has enabled certain unknown men for thousands of years to drain the world of its supply of gold and silver. I wish to discover where the gold and silver is. You may have enough of it if your help amounts to anything.

An Emperor Asoka started a project around 260 BC to collate and guard advanced knowledge gathered from around the world over the years. The project ended with making the nine books of secret knowledge and from then on, the nine different men are assigned to guard the nine books

The project ended with making the nine books of secret knowledge and from then on, the nine different men are assigned to guard the nine books.

An Emperor Asoka started a project around 260 BC to collate and guard advanced knowledge gathered from around the world. The project ended with making the nine books of secret knowledge and from then on, the nine different men are assigned to guard the nine books. Father Cyprian, a Christian priest, believes that their contents total tip the almost absolute of evil, and wants to burn them, so he invites Jimgrim and his faithful compatriots Ramsden and Ross to help him bring down the secret society that holds the nine books.

Book in the ny Series). The Nine Unknown presents another of Mundy's classic adventures.

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A fictional secret society founded by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka around 270 BC is entrusted with preserving knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. The nine unknown men are entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge. In their fight to keep the books secret they face nine Kali worshipers, who sow confusion and masquerade as the true sages. A priest, Father Cyprian, who is in possession of the books wants to destroy them out of Christian piety but a number of other characters are interested in learning their content.
Comments: (3)
Survivors
I was eager to read this classic of conspiratorial fiction (the big secrets of Humanity kept in the
secret hands of the wise and powerful Group of Nine) but this particular copy fails in its
presentation of the text. Evidently someone simply scanned an original copy of the book,
did fast character recognition and reprinted the whole thing as a print-on-demand cheap version.
When you do this, however, you're supposed to proofread what the software has done to avoid
stupid mistakes. The publisher of this cheap version never bothered, so almost every page is
marred with errors, such as "lie" instead of "he" (how was the computer supposed to know the
difference?) and "the other tight" instead of "the other eight", "burt" instead of "but", and even
"All ben Ali" instead of "Ali ben Ali".
To some extent these silly misprints deepen Talbot Mundy's mystery, but they also make
for arduous and sometimes very frustrating reading of an otherwise good novel.
Cala
I have wanted this book since I read about it in Morning of the Magicians. Luckily, I never found it until now. I was expecting a serious speculation about a mysterious fraternity. What I finally got was a cracking great pulp yarn, at a time when I could enjoy it. Mundy is not Dan Brown, there are no real life clues and enigmas. But Mundy is nonetheless a very competent tale spinner. He is also a very evocative writer and his descriptions will put you right in the action. I recommend this for anyone who wants escapist literature at its best.
Cashoutmaster
I discovered Talbot Mundy as a boy of 14, which is pretty much the ideal age for first encountering this sort of story. Yes, it's filled with mystery & thrilling adventure, stalwart heroes & humorous sidekicks, all in exotic settings that never existed in mundane real life, but only in novels. That alone would have been enough -- but there was far more, even for a callow 14-year old. There was a sense of the mystical, a binding thread of genuine philosophy, one that became ever more clear after reading more of Mundy's books. The heroic thrills hooked me, but the deeper material held me.

In this particular adventure, our heroes are made aware of ancient mysteries, and of the fabled Nine Unknown -- masters of great power & knowledge who have subtly guided humanity for millennia. But who are the real ones, and who are the pretenders desperately seeking that power for their own very un-spiritual uses?

Yes, some of this is pure pulp hokum by contemporary standards -- but so what? While Mundy was a skilled story-teller, he was clearly interested in something more, as his philosophical thoughts show up in all of his work. If you're in the mood for that sort of story, then you've come to the right place -- cheerfully recommended!