The Fire Duke

The Fire Duke

by Joel Rosenberg

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BN ID: 2940013620537
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 08/05/2011
Series: Keepers of the Hidden Ways , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 274,629
File size: 876 KB

About the Author

Joel Rosenberg (1954-2011) grew up reading Robert A. Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp, Gordon R. Dickson and Rafael Sabatini, and found himself becoming a writer pretty much as a natural outcome of such early influences.

He is best known as the author of the Guardians of the Flame fantasy series, although his other science fiction and fantasy -- particularly the Mordred's Heirs series, published by Baen Books -- has been drawing him new fans.

Outside of science fiction and fantasy, he was known as a terrific amateur cook, a particularly good firearms instructor and remarkably bad bridge player. He lived in Minneapolis MN, with his wife Felicia Herman and two daughters, five cats, and the most useless dog ever born.

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Fire Duke 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Karlstar on LibraryThing 17 hours ago
I really enjoyed this book. For a while there was a period in the 90's when 'cross over' novels based on Norse mythology were popular, and this is one of the better ones. In 20th century North Dakota, a family is involved in the doings of the gods of North mythology. The locals have to first fend of an attack of werewolves, then they have to follow them back through the Hidden Ways to the lands where the gods still walk. From there they get involved of the plots of the gods (and family members) and it goes from there. I enjoyed this book quite a bit.
Oogod on LibraryThing 3 days ago
As a big fan of Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series this was a rough read for me. The book just does not flow and I could not get into the characters at all.
TadAD on LibraryThing 3 days ago
As I've mentioned in other reviews, I've become nervous about getting invested in series that aren't finished. Robert Jordan died before finishing his; George Martin might die before he finishes his at the rate he's going. Here's another one—10 years since the last book came out.Fortunately, this series isn't quite as good as the others, so there's less to lose. The three volumes out so far meander along through the crossover from 20th century America to Norse lore. While there is sometimes some interesting action, the characters are rather flat and trite.Given that I doubt this series will be finished, I'd give the whole thing a miss.
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This book has it all. a definite plat that isn't hard to follow. great adventure and a solidity in the writing style that some others lack. this book ia a great and wonderful book, one that you can't put down and when finished leaves you looking for the next book