The Golden Sword

The Golden Sword

by Ms Janet Morris


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ISBN-13: 9780996898270
Publisher: Perseid Press
Publication date: 04/29/2016
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Best selling author Janet Morris began writing in 1976 and has since published more than 30 novels, many co-authored with her husband Chris Morris or others. She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World, in which she created the Sacred Band of Stepsons, a mythical unit of ancient fighters modeled on the Sacred Band of Thebes. She created, orchestrated, and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell, writing stories for the series as well as co-writing the related novel, The Little Helliad, with Chris Morris. She wrote the bestselling Silistra Quartet in the 1970s, including High Couch of Silistra, The Golden Sword, Wind from the Abyss, and The Carnelian Throne. This quartet had more than four million copies in Bantam print alone, and was translated into German, French, Italian, Russian and other languages. In the 1980s, Baen Books released a second edition of this landmark series. The third edition is the Author's Cut edition, newly revised by the author for Perseid Press. Most of her fiction work has been in the fantasy and science fiction genres, although she has also written historical and other novels. Morris has written, contributed to, or edited several book-length works of non-fiction, as well as papers and articles on nonlethal weapons, developmental military technology and other defense and national security topics.

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The Golden Sword 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Golden Sword by Janet Morris is the second book in the Silistra Quartet. I loved this series when it was first published. I love it even more today in these 'Author's Cut' editions. POST-FEMINIST in outlook. Its premise is 'biology is reality.' Fun for thinking people. Mythology and science meet epic fantasy in a unique way. You can read The Golden Sword without having read High Couch of Silsitra first but why not read both?
William_O_Brien More than 1 year ago
High Couch of Silistra (The Silistra Quartet Book... Janet Morris Pure excellence. High Couch of Silistra unfolds revealing a complex and visionary story to grasp any enquiring mind, whilst turning these pages of pure genius. The historical and mythical details created by the author thoroughly tease the imagination of the reader. Without doubt, the works of Morris are to be taken, held and captured as nothing more than great literature. A heroic quest of this highest calibre.
Talleyrand More than 1 year ago
Love this book. So glad to get in paperback. Highly recommended.
AvidReader2015 More than 1 year ago
THE GOLDEN SWORD is the second book in the SIlistra Quartet. Having read the first book, THE HIGH COUCH OF SILISTRA, I was thrilled to meet the heroine, Estri, and have her adventurous, fun character revealed to me anew. Telling her story, she has a unique way of forging her volunrability and misfortune into strength. “I had found myself, naked but for cloak and child, upon my back in the Parset desert, looking up at the constellations of the night sky of Silistra.” Told by Estri herself, this is, perhaps, the most intimate story I have read by Janet morris, whose writing is always eloquent and whose world vision so amazingly imaginative, in both its futuristic and mythological strains. I feel Estri as if she were me, as if I touch the other characters through the palms of her hands: “I rubbed the knots of anger from his back until his breathing eased, until the muscles no longer twisted under my hands, until he slept at last.” The best part of her is being resilient. “Those great jaws closed upon my shoulder. I twisted back my head and bit out Uritheria’s throat.” So beware: her trials are not for the faint of heart. Five stars. This book was sent to me gratis for an unbiased review.