Forging the Darksword (Darksword Series #1)

Forging the Darksword (Darksword Series #1)

by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

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Overview

From the bestselling authors of The Rose of the Prophet and The Death Gate Cycle, the first in a majestic saga of magic, fantasy, and adventure
 
In the enchanted realm of Merilon, magic is life.
 
Born without magical abilities and denied his birthright, Joram is left for dead. Yet he grows to manhood in a remote country village, hiding his lack of powers only through constant vigilance and ever more skillful sleight-of-hand.
 
Forced to kill a man in self-defense, Joram can keep his secret from the townspeople no longer: he has no magic, no life. Fleeing to the Outlands, Joram joins the outlawed Technologists, who practice the long forbidden arts of science. Here he meets the scholarly catalyst Saryon, who has been sent on a special mission to hunt down a mysterious “dead man” and instead finds himself in a battle of wits and power with a renegade warlock of the dark Duuk-tsarith caste.
 
Together, Joram and Saryon begin their quest toward a greater destiny—a destiny that begins with the discovery of the secret books that will enable them to overthrow the evil usurper Blachloch . . . and forge the powerful magic-absorbing Darksword.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553268942
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1987
Series: Darksword Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 242,926
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Margaret Weis is the co-author (with Tracy Hickman) of the bestselling Dragonlace Chronicles & Dragonlace Legends series, as well as the co-author (with Robert Krammes) of the Dragon Brigade trilogy of novels. She also publishes role-playing games, including major franchises such as Firefly and Smallville.

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On a bright, sunny day in late autumn, most of the men and boys of the Sorcerers’ village rode out to take, as they saw it, what the world owed them. Andon watched them go with eyes that held the sadness of centuries. He had done what he could to stop them but he had failed. They had to learn their lesson, he supposed. The old man only hoped it would not be too bitter. Or too costly.
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Forging the Darksword 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
LouCypher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In a world were everyone has magical powers if you are born "dead" or without magic you are left to die. Joram is a "dead" baby smuggled out by his insane mother and begins his journey through this magical realm.I had not read this book for some 20 years since I was in middle school but saw it in my local used book store for a buck and the second and third books all for a buck a piece and decided it was time to revisit this classic. I am really glad I did it is such an amazing story. Gonna jump right into the second book right away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am familiar with Weis and Hickman's work from the Dragonlance stories, so I thought I would try reading their other works and I started with this one chronologically. The book was ok, but it was not compelling. Throughout the second half of the book I was continuously debating whether to continue with the series. Even now after having read the first book, I am still highly undecided. That being the case, I am opting not to finish the series. If I am going to spend another $20, I should at least feel compelled to find out what happens next. But i'm not. So I give this book 3 stars and will look to seeing how their other works compare.
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I read this book about 7 years ago. I liked the series so much that the story has been with me ever since. I even named my first son Joram, after the main character in the book. Thank you Margaret Weis.