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In the newest fantasy series by Robert Asprin and Eric Del Carlo, a legendary warlord who has been dead for centuries -- Dardas the Butcher -- has been secretly resurrected by the villainous Lord Matokin. With a massive army powered by unscrupulous wizards at his command, the city-states of Isthmus will surely fall and Matokin will rule an empire greater than the world has ever known. But resistance comes from the unlikeliest of sources -- including the undead Dardas himself!
The story is told from several different characters' perspectives -- à la Harry Turtledove -- including Bryck, a popular playwright who lost his entire family to Matokin's invading army and is now bent on revenge; Praulth, a young college student studying military history who inadvertently uncovers the identity of Matokin's unstoppable general; Radstac, a female mercenary in search of a war; and Raven, a naïve magician-in-training who believes that she is Matokin's daughter.
Fans of Asprin's irreverent and humorous M.Y.T.H. saga and Phule's Company novels (Phule's Company, Phule's Paradise, A Phule and His Money, et al.) should prepare themselves for a dramatically different kind of literary experience in Wartorn: Resurrection. There are no wacky characters or tongue-in-cheek puns here, just a butt-kicking hard-core fantasy adventure comparable to any Raymond E. Feist or Robert Jordan offering. Paul Goat Allen