Across the mountains called the Dragon's Teeth, beyond the chill reach of the Werewind and the fires of the world's beginning, above the walls of the castle Fangdred, stands Windtower. From this lonely keep the Star Rider calls forth the war that even wizards dread, fought for a woman's hundred-lifetime love. A woman called Nepanthe, princess to the Stormkings…
About the Author
Born in 1944, Glen Cook grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, and attended the University of Missouri. Cook began to write while working for General Motors at an auto assembly plant. He has published many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Garrett P.I. series of novels about an occult-detective, and the very popular Black Company books, and the Dread Empire series. He retired from his job at GM and lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.
Date of Birth:July 9, 1944
Place of Birth:New York City, New York
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Earlier Glen Cook, but still delivers on his trademark gritty genre action. The writing isn't quite up to the level of his later works, and Cook's repertoire of characters is limited, but he grasps those characters' fundamental psychology and communicates it in spare, workman-line prose. I suspected half of the final twist, but was definitely pleasantly surprised by how the last few chapters unfolded. Worth reading for Cook fans.
Honestly I didn't care what happened to the characters beyond a certain natural curiousity and wouldn't hunt up the rest of the series.Nepanthe is being sought by Varthlokkur, however she has found love elsewhere. He has been waiting for a long time for her, holding death off with magic. Intelligently crafted but nothing I would long to read the rest of.