Zimiamvia: A Trilogy

Zimiamvia: A Trilogy


A lady strays from a garden path and enters a different realm. A castle harbors a secret cabinet and a golden key. A king wages dynastic war for control of three kingdoms. Thus, a saga that rivals the wondrous worlds of Middle Earth, Dune, and the hitchhiker's galaxy, sweeps us into a fabulous cosmos of pure imagination. Here, villains plotting to take control of an alternate world and a mysterious, magical woman seeking her destiny are catalysts. They ignite a splendid pageantry of battles and quests, poisonous love and triumphant passion, doomed loyalties and unsurpassed courage in this "lost" classic by one of the fathers of modern fantasy.


Each of the books in this unique trilogy is an epic complete in itself. Read together, they form one of the greatest imagined worlds in fantasy literature. This new Dell edition contains recently discovered fragments of The Mezentian Gate, printed here for the first time, along with illuminating notes by E. R. Eddison scholar Paul Edmund Thomas, making this the most complete edition of Zimiamvia ever published.

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    Zimiamvia: A Trilogy Reviews

  • Seth

    Okay, this series can be a hard sell: the language is deliberately (and beautifully) flowery, the setting is antiquated and almost story-book, and the ethos requires admiring evil men for their honor ...

  • Ian

    Goodreads has, not unreasonably, but confusingly, jumbled together two collections of books by E.R. Eddison. I will try to keep the explanation of the differences simple: Eddison fans will see that I ...

  • Jennie C-knight

    This hefty tome was recommended by J R R Tolkien, one of my favourite authors, and so I persevered with it.An extraordinary mixture of the exotic, the detailed, and the brutal (one of the characters k...

  • Stephen Simpson

    Very mixed feelings. The quality of the writing/language was amazing, but I didn't enjoy the actual story/plot. This is a book that I think can be read and re-read just to hone the craft of writing, b...

  • Ed Falis

    There's nothing else remotely like this. Read it if you have the fortitude!...

  • Gerhard

    Not my cup of tea... Rambling monologues with numbered references that will have you flicking back and forth to figure out what the speaker just said...no thanks... ­čĹÄ­čĆ╝...

  • Dave Holcomb

    This is one of the great mid-twentieth century fantasy epics, along with Tolkien and the Lewis' Narnia books, but unlike both of those, Eddison's Zimiamvia is not a place where the meek inherit the ea...