The Sword of the South

The Sword of the South

by David Weber


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A NEW ENTRY IN THE NORFRESSA SERIES AND THE BIRTH OF A NEW HERO! Epic fantasy by 30-time New York Times and international best-selling author, David Weber, set within his Bahzell Bahnakson/War God universe. A swordsman who has been robbed of his past must confront an evil wizard with a world at stake.

Know thyself. It's always good to know who you are, but sometimes that's a little difficult.

Kenhodan has no last name, because he has no past . . . or not one he remembers, anyway. What he does have are a lot of scars and a lot of skills, some exhilarating and some terrifying, and a purpose. Now if he only knew where he'd gotten them and what that purpose was . . .

Wencit of Rum, the most powerful wizard in the world, knows the answers to Kenhodan's questions, but he can't or won't share them with him. Except to inform him that he's a critical part of Wencit's millennium-long battle to protect Norfressa from conquest by dark sorcery.

Bahzell Bahnakson, champion of Tomanak, doesn't know those answers and the War God isn't sharing them with him. Except to inform Bahzell that the final confrontation with the Dark Lords of fallen Kontovar is about to begin, and that somehow Kenhodan is one of the keys to its final outcome.

Wulfra of Torfo doesn't know those answers, either, but she does know Wencit of Rum is her implacable foe and that Kenhodan is one of the weapons he intends to use against her . . . assuming she can't kill both of them first.

But in the far northern port city of Belhadan, an eleven-year-old girl knows the answers to all of Kenhodan's questions. . . and dares not share them with anyone, even the ancient wild wizard who loves her more dearly than life itself.

It's not easy to face the future when you can't even remember your own past, but if saving an entire world from evil sorcerers, demons, devils, and dark gods was easy, anyone could do it.

About The Sword of the South:
"Weber returns to his epic fantasy world last depicted in War Maid’s Choice . . . With the full pantheon of gods, wizards, elves, dwarves, and dark sorcery, this title is guaranteed to win the favor of Robert Jordan and Michael Sullivan enthusiasts. Designed as an entry point for first-time readers, it also is a great option for teens and adults."—Library Journal

About David Weber's War Bahzell Bahnak series:
"Irresistibly entertaining."– Publishers Weekly

"Fun adventure full of noble steeds, fierce female fighters, dark sorcerers, serious swordplay, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor."– Locus

About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:
“Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel...Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”–Publishers Weekly

“. . .everything you could want in a heroine .... Excellent ... plenty of action.”–Science Fiction Age

“Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”–Anne McCaffrey

“Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”–Locus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476780849
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: War God Series , #5
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 5.50(d)

About the Author

With over eight million copies of his books in print and 30 titles on the New York Times best-seller list, David Weber is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honoverse series have appeared on twenty-one bestseller lists, including those of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of best-selling collaborations including his Starfire Series with Steve White, which produced the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, among others. Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the bestselling 1634: The Baltic War. His Honorverse collaborations with Flint in the Crown of Slave series are also highly popular, with latest entry, Cauldron of Ghosts, becoming a New York Times bestseller. His planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-selling author John Ringo includes the March to the Stars and We Few. Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby produced the Multiverse series, including latest entry, The Road to Hell. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

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The Sword of the South 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only complaint is the time lapse from the last of the War God books to this one. I didn't want to miss ANYthing! Now I can't wait for more of this story line!
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An excellent way to relax and enjoy a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
David Weber books always excellent no matter the genre, but I confess I love the War God's Own series best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weber disappoints. The original Bahzell Bloody-hand story was a quest. Bahzell and his sidekick Brandark killed bad guys, fought with demons, saved damsels in distress. It was full of action and witty dialogues. The Sword of the South has none of that. The plot starts with a good promise. A mysterious person followed by Wencit arrives at Bahzell’s tavern. They are attacked that night and leave next morning. Although it has a good start, it immediately falls flat. For the next 150 pages or so, the mysterious person is told all about Bahzell and how he become to be who he was. This is very boring for the people who read all the previous books. What is worse is that, all the narration is written at the level of newspaper reporting. One wonders if Weber wrote this or some untalented ghost writer. A short cameo from Brandark doesn’t save the book. There is no dialogue or banter between Bahzell and Brandark which is very uncharacteristic of them. Book continues with a naval action, appearance of dog brothers, and a dragon or two. There are also many inconsistencies with the previous books. What happened to coursers not carrying anybody other that their wind riders? How come a wizard can control demons? Aren’t demons belong to Sharna and wizards’ patron is Carnadosa? Haven’t Bahzell told dog brothers that if they ever happened to be on his heel again, he will hunt them root and branch with all horse stealers? How come dog brothers have been trying to kill him? Although I am a fan of the series, I cannot recommend this book.
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Great read Great read
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I like this group of books very much.
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