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Tempus with his right-side companion Niko

Janet E. Morris - 1987
    Niko will recover his self-mastery by reliving in utterly vivid detail all the most violent and transforming moments of his past--and that of his rightside leader, Tempus.Publisher's note: Parts of this work have been published in substantially similar form in several volumes of the Shared Universe Series, THIEVES' WORLD.


Clayton Emery - 1990
    Forged by dwarves and tempered in the blood of a god, these magnificent blades hold a devastating power that only the Dark Lord himself would dare to wield. Now, the swords must be found - and destroyed - and time is running out!

Demonsouled Omnibus One

Jonathan Moeller - 2013
     Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows. Yet Mazael's darkest enemy waits elsewhere. Within his own tainted soul. And with the dark magic of his blood, he can either save the world...or destroy it. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas. He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write THE GHOSTS sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE series of computer books, and numerous other works.

The Sundered Realm

Robert E. Vardeman - 1980
    He'd been hired to deliver a jug to a wizard on the far side of the forest. Unfortunately the jug contained a sex-starved genie, the wizard was dead by foul means, and Fost was probably next to die.Then the genie was stolen and spirited away to the City in the Sky. It was up to Fost to steal it back from two beautiful sisters. They were fighting to become Queen and, using dark powers, had called forth a demon. Now Fost's foray was suddenly a terrible war.

Trek to Kraggen-Cor

Dennis L. McKiernan - 1986
    McKiernan in his Iron Tower Trilogy. Here, in an all-new adventure, the eternal struggle between the forces of darkness and the forces of light continues to rage in this magical land of ancient mysteries and mesmerizing beauty.For Lord Kian, heir to the Throne of North Riamon, the trek to Kraggen-Cor begins when he joins arms with Durek the Deathbreaker and his legions of Dwarves. Together with the two Wee Folk, Peregrin Fairhill and Cotton Buckleburr, keepers of the mystical Silver Horn of the Reach, their armies head for the high jagged mountains to reclaim the Dwarfian homeland, now in the hands of treacherous usurpers.

Conan the Renegade

Leonard Carpenter - 1986
    The Prince plots against the King. The Baron plots against the Prince. The Wizard serves any master who furthers his own dark designs. The mercenary captain serves only gold, from whatever hand it comes. The Queen loves Conan, yet will send him to his death for the good of her land. The warrior woman allows no man's touch, yet desires the muscular Cimmerian. In the mountains that legend says will rise to destroy any invading army, they come together. When there is no hand to trust, when the whirlwinds of treachery and death arise, there is only one way for Conan to survive. He must become Conan the renegade.

Dragonology: Pocket Adventures

Ernest Drake - 2007
    A savage serpent has been disturbed by treasure hunters diving in its lake home. What is a dragonologist to do? These irresistible adventures outline each mission, propose choices along the way, and detail the consequences (scrunched! frozen! drowned in a vat of gold!) should even the best-prepared readers misstep. Luckily, each mission may be repeated as many times as necessary, and a certificate of achievement awaits adventurers at the end. Tucked in an attractive slipcase, this quartet of titles — THE ICELAND WYRM, THE DRAGON STAR, THE DRAGON DANCE, and THE WINGED SERPANT — makes an ideal gift and will keep readers mesmerized for hours on end.

The Rise of the Red Shadow

Joseph R. Lallo - 2013
    For the warrior who would come to be known as the fearsome Red Shadow, the story began in a forgotten glade deep in the land of Tressor. It was there that a pair of trackers, eager to retrieve a lost slave, instead found an orphaned malthrope. Had it been a human, it might have been treated with compassion, but in the eyes of human society a malthrope was a monster, a mix of fox and man believed to be a murderer and thief by its very nature. The beast was to be sold for a handful of silver, but fate intervened in the form of an old blind slave named Ben. Under the learned hand of the one human who believed in his potential, the young malthrope would instead be given the wisdom to take his first steps on the long journey to his destiny.The Rise of the Red Shadow chronicles the early life of one of the most mysterious figures of the Book of Deacon trilogy, the creature called Lain. It tells of his years working and learning on a Tresson plantation until a dark day of vengeance and bloodshed finally set him free. From there you will follow as he finds his place in the world, learning what it is to be a malthrope, and turning to the purpose that will guide him for the rest of his days. It is a story of love, hate, and lessons hard-learned, revealing the painful choices one must make to become the hero the world needs.

Wisdom of the Fox

Harry Turtledove - 1999
    Life made other plans. When the barbarous Trokmoi killed his father and older brother, he became Baron of Fox Keep, warring against not only the Trokmoi and their fearsome evil wizard but also against the Empire of Elabon, which was happier collecting tribute than giving anything back for it -- such as soldiers or chariots. Then all four moons went full at once, and Gerin's life got really complicated. And after that, there were such small details as his son getting kidnapped, earthquakes, bad omens, a threatened war with his neighbors, and an even more threatening eruption of monsters from deep underground. Gerin kept trying to hang on to such civilization as was left in his own little corner of the world. Everything would have been a lot simpler if most of his neighbors -- and an irate god or two -- hadn't wanted to do him in.


Susan Price - 1995
    But he is also the son of a king, who was bewitched by the elf's beauty - a beauty her child shares. And now Elfgift's dying father has named the 'thing' his heir.But Elfgift has brothers, legitimate children of the king, who have been brought up as members of the court. No scrawny elf-child will deprive them of their birthright.Despite their royal strength, the brothers cannot rid themselves of Elfgift so easily. For the elf has an ally, and She is arming him to rule...

Age of the Five Trilogy

Trudi Canavan - 2011
    Priestess of the WhiteLast of the WildsVoice of the Gods

The Shadowed Path: A Jonmarc Vanhanian Collection

Gail Z. Martin - 2016
    Martin’s best-selling Chronicles of the Necromancer series.Jonmarc Vahanian was just a blacksmith’s son in a small fishing village before raiders killed his family. Wounded and left for dead in the attack, Jonmarc tries to rebuild his life. But when a dangerous bargain with a shadowy stranger goes wrong, Jonmarc finds himself on the run, with nothing ahead but vengeance, and nothing behind him but blood.Soldier. Fight slave. Smuggler. Warrior. Brigand lord.  If you’ve met Jonmarc Vahanian in the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings Cycle books, you don’t really know him until you walk in his footsteps. This is the first segment of his journey.

The Double Edged Sword

Sarah Silverwood - 2010
    Anything is possible when you're sixteen.'Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and now he's tired of the constant lies to even his best friends, to hide the insanity of his double life. Neither would believe the truth! But on his sixteenth birthday, everything changes. The Judge is killed, stabbed in the chest with a double-edged sword that's disturbingly familiar, and from that moment on, Fin is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Through the Doorway in Fin's London, a hole in the boundaries of Existence, lies another London -- and now both are in grave danger.For the Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. Because of the Knights' actions, a black storm is coming, bringing madness with it.Fin may be just 16, but he has a long, dark journey ahead of him if he is to rescue the Storyholder and save Existence!

Conan the Barbarian: The Stories that Inspired the Movie

Robert E. Howard - 2011
    Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding fathers of fantasy, the visionary Robert E. Howard. The unforgettable stories collected here form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas. Bold and enduring, the legend of Conan the Barbarian continues to grow in popularity and influence.

The Rogue Mage

Ben Hale - 2017
    She and the other oracles serve the people, guiding kings and commoners with their ability to know the future. Yet despite Alydian’s power she cannot foresee the coming betrayal, for a rogue mage lurks in their midst, and plots an alliance with the mighty guild of Verinai. Under the guise of benevolence the Verinai offer their magic to all, while their expanding reach is noticed by none. Except the Soldier. Branded a traitor, wanted for murder, the mysterious man is no ordinary bandit. For six years he has hidden behind a mask, hunting Verinai with his band of Defiant. But now his war is about to escalate, for he has targeted Alydian to send a message, that even an oracle can be killed. Beset by foes, Alydian will require more than magic to survive, for if she cannot change her future . . . She will fall to her fate.