The First Book Of Swords

The First Book Of Swords

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by Fred Saberhagen
     
 

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The Books of Swords

The gods decide to devise a Game of great fun: their colleague Vulcan forges 12 magic Swords, each with a different power, and scatters them across the world. Play begins in grand and gloriously violent fashion as Swords are gathered and used to control chance, enhance fortune, and change destiny. The holder of a Sword wields power…  See more details below

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The Books of Swords

The gods decide to devise a Game of great fun: their colleague Vulcan forges 12 magic Swords, each with a different power, and scatters them across the world. Play begins in grand and gloriously violent fashion as Swords are gathered and used to control chance, enhance fortune, and change destiny. The holder of a Sword wields power undreamed — power to change the world and the holder.

To add to the enjoyment, foolish mortals are invited to join, risking their puny lives. Demons and elementals need no invitation. But something had gone wrong in the forging, and the Game —

Editorial Reviews

Paul Hughes
This trilogy probably qualifies as a fantasy classic just because it's such a great story. And it's probably so well loved because Saberhagen is such a genius. But what really cements the Swords books in the fantasy canon is simply that they tell a smart, involving story without ever getting bogged down in details. Many current authors, with their endless sequels and flabby plot lines, could learn from Saberhagen's tight pacing.
A. Reviewer
"Each of the Book of Swords is a model of action writing, clear-sighted, graphic, and agile...entertainment of high order."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012219671
Publisher:
JSS Literary Productions
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Saberhagen's Swords , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
309
Sales rank:
104,650
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Fred Saberhagen  is a widely published and highly acclaimed author of science fiction and fantasy. His most popular series are: Berserker, Swords and Lost Swords, and Dracula. Born in Chicago in 1930, he served four years in the US Air Force, worked at a variety of odd jobs, including a stint in the editorial office of Encyclopedia Britannica.  In 1975, Fred with wife, Joan, and their three young children moved to New Mexico where Fred pursued a full time writing career. Fred passed away in 2007

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