Hello zlogdan so nice to see another newer member that is Vance fanJack Vance is surely one of my favorite authors. It all started with Mazirian The Magician tale, which is so far the only Dying Earth related story ever translated to Portuguese. The last book I read by Vance was The Grey Prince. Dying Earth is an spectacular book but the sequels were a bit difficult to me because Cugel is a rascal, you hardly can relate to the character. Still most his "victims" are nearly as amoral as he is. I loved "The Eyes of the Overworld" although I keep hoping Cugel to be blasted by a fireball all the time. When I read "Cugel's Saga" I was all the way prepared to hate Cugel again to a point I thought the book was ok, but the more I think I about I see that I was a little biased and this book was quite good as well.
My favorite one is definitely "The Planet Of Adventure" 4 books saga.
The first two Lyonesse books (of which The Green Pearl is the second) are probably Jack Vance's greatest work. Alas the third book was good, but a bit of a let-down. You definitely need to read the trio in order - and I do recommend them all to you.My first fantasy novel was a paperback of "The Green Pearl" if I'm not wrong that's the second book of "Lyonnesse"
I was around 12 at the time and really didn't understand it...
I have to go back and finally read the whole thing at some point.