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The Fire Duke
     

The Fire Duke

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by Joel Rosenberg
 

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When strange wolf-like creatures kidnap his girlfriend and his mother, Torrie and his friend Ian Silverstein join Torrie's father Thorsen and the mysterious "Uncle Hosea" on a rescue mission via a passageway to the exotic world from which Hosea and Thorsen had fled two decades earlier. Once entering the world of The Hidden Ways, they must battle gods, monsters and

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When strange wolf-like creatures kidnap his girlfriend and his mother, Torrie and his friend Ian Silverstein join Torrie's father Thorsen and the mysterious "Uncle Hosea" on a rescue mission via a passageway to the exotic world from which Hosea and Thorsen had fled two decades earlier. Once entering the world of The Hidden Ways, they must battle gods, monsters and men, including the sinister Fire Duke, who seeks ultimate power and control of magical gems that can destroy the universe. Intrigue, swordplay and courage all loom large in this first novel of The Keeper of the Hidden Ways trilogy by bestselling author Joel Rosenberg, called by Mike Resnick "a major star in the fantasy firmament."

"A taut, gripping narrative . . . Combin[es] a firm, practical grip on reality with an effective blend of Irish and Norse mythologies in a taut, gripping narrative."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Exuberant... derring-do"
- Publishers Weekly

"An excellent and intelligent fantasy adventure."
- Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Janny Wurts
"Joel Rosenberg writes fantasy rich with intelligent humor and gritty, well-researched detail."
S. M. Stirling
"If I see a book with Joel Rosenberg's name on it, I buy it . . . His plots are fast-moving, meticulously crafted . . . his works are page-turners from first to last."
- S.M. Stirling, author of MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA
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“If I see a book with Joel Rosenberg’s name on it, I buy it . . . His plots are fast-moving, meticulously crafted . . . his works are page-turners from first to last.”
- S.M. Stirling, author of MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA
El Paso Times
"Unpretentious fun."
Orlando Sentinel
"A sprawling portrait on a vast canvas . . . readers will be waiting anxiously for a return trip to this world of gods and monsters."
Raymond E. Feist
“Rosenberg tells a great story . . . it’s time to sit down and be royally entertained.”

Product Details

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:
251,633
File size:
876 KB

Meet the Author

Joel Rosenberg (1954-2011) was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and was raised in eastern North Dakota and northern Connecticut. He attended the University of Connecticut, where he met and married Felicia Herman. ?

Joel's occupations, before settling down to writing full-time, have run the usual gamut, including driving a truck, caring for the institutionalized retarded, bookkeeping, gambling, motel desk-clerking, and a two-week stint of passing himself off as a head chef.

Joel 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. His fantasy series include the New York Times bestselling “Guardians of the Flame” series, “Keepers of the Hidden Ways” series, “D’Shai” novels and two “Mordred’s Heirs” novels. He is survived by his wife Felicia and their daughters Judy and Rachel.

“One of the few writers I deliberately seek out . . . His splendid stories are intricate and fast-paced and exciting.”
- Dennis L. McKiernan, author of VOYAGE OF THE FOX RIDER

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Fire Duke 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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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