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Emperor and Clown - Man of His Word 4
Emperor and Clown picks up where Perilous Seas left off, with Queen Inos of Krasnegar married to the cursed Sultan Azak of Zark. Inos hopes that Azak will help solidify her right to rule the tiny kingdom of Krasnegar, but she soon discovers that Azak is nowhere near as easy to manage now that Rap has killed the Sorceress Rasha. To make matters worse, the curse that Rasha placed on Azak is still there - he still cannot touch another woman without burning ...
Faery Lands Forlorn - Man of His Word 2
Faery Lands Forlorn picks up right where Magic Casement left off with Rap fecklessly and fearlessly plunging in through the magic casement to try and find Inos, only to find that Inos and he landed in different realms. Inos was captured by the sorceress Rasha, a self-styled Sultana who has taken over the country of Zark, land of the Djinns. Inos is unsure why she has been captured by Rasha, but she is determined to escape so she turns to Azak, the rightf...
Future Indefinite: Round Three of the Great Game
In the final book of the Great Game trilogy, Edward Exeter has accepted his destiny - he has decided to become the Liberator. Taking on all the "gods" of Nextdoor's pantheon, he leads a crusade that sweeps through the world. But can he defeat the gods who have been playing their game for centuries? And if he can, what will he have to sacrifice?...
Eos, Nov 2003, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0380818345 In Chivial, Grand Duke Rubin of Krupina asks King Athelgar to help him regain his lost dukedom. Rubin's warrior-cousin Lord Volpe tossed him off his minor throne and has attacked him with evil magic as he crossed Eurania to come her for assistance. Rubin pleads with the monarch to assign the King's Blades to help him regain his power. King Athelgar has no fully trained Blade available so he sele...
Magic Casement - A Man of His Word 1
Princess Inosolan is bored. Bored with the tiny kingdom of Krasnegar, bored with her Aunt Kade's attempts to give her some polish and just bored of being somewhere where nothing ever happens! However, she is simply stunned to discover that her father, King Holindarn, is sending her to Kinvale with her Aunt Kade to find a husband. Inos doesn't feel ready to marry and has never even been interested in boys that way. Well, there was Rap, the stableboy, whom...
Paragon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's Blades
Eos, Oct 2002, 24.95, 368 pp. ISBN 0380978962 Every King needs guards that are loyal to and willing to give up their lives in service to his majesty. In the kingdom of Chivial, the king's Blades are bound to their liege through a secret magical spell and to whomever the king binds them to as well. Sir Beaumont is the Blade with the best skills and is an excellent planner. His schemes are always successful, a trait that irritates his king. B...
Past Imperative: Round One of the Great Game
Edward Exeter, a seemingly normal English schoolboy, is transported to another world because of an old - and very precise - prophecy. (That's the past imperative.) Edward, it seems, is meant to kill death on this other world. Unfortunately, Edward's guide dies shortly after arrival, and for most of the rest of the book Edward is simply trying to survive. He must avoid being killed by the minions of death and simultaneously learn the rules of the Grea...
Perilous Seas - Man of His Word 3
Perilous Seas picks up right were Faery Lands Forlorn left us with Queen Inos still stuck in Zark, land of the Djinns, captive of the Sorceress Rasha. Inos is about to despair of ever escaping the sorceress and she still doesn't know if she should accept the Sultan Azak's marriage proposal or not. The gods told her long ago to trust in love - but what does that mean! Surely it must mean to trust in Azak's love for her, even though she doesn't love him, o...
Present Tense: Round Two of the Great Game
In the second book of the Great Game trilogy, Edward Exeter has tried to escape his prophesied destiny by returning home. He ends up on the battlefield at Flanders in the middle of WWI, and it takes the combined efforts of an old school friend, a teacher, and his cousin Alice to get him out of trouble. In return, he tells them of his time on Nextdoor - including his involvement in a local war there and his increasing understanding of the abilities of s...
Sky Of Swords - The King's Blades 3
King Ambrose decides it is time to end the war between his kingdom of Chivial and their enemies Baelmark. The clever monarch also figures that this is an opportunity to rid himself of his ?unnecessary?, constantly meddling daughter Malinda. She will serve as a bridal pawn that will unite the kingdoms by her marriage to King Radgar of Baelmark. Instead of a joyous occasion, Radgar assassinates Ambrose. Ambrose?s bastard son Granville claims ...
The Gilded Chain: A Tale of the King's Blades
Durendal is a King's Blade, a magically-enhanced bodyguard and one of the best of his kind. But in addition to his talents for protecting and fighting, he must rapidly develop skills in politics and diplomacy, because the court where he serves is a dangerous place - especially for anyone with honor....
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