Tor, Mar 2003, 25.95, 464 pp.
More than a century has passed since the disappearance of the legendary rebel outlaw Santiago, alleged killer of hundreds of planets and untold number of people. Over the years the fable of Santiago's feats have grown exponentially among the Inner Frontier to where he has become immortal and will one day return.
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Minor criminal Danny Briggs accidentally finds a manuscript of the Black Orpheus that records the deeds of Santiago the Revolutionary. Realizing what he possesses and the information the epic poems provide on Santiago, Danny concludes that the revolutionary outlaw tried to protect the Inner Frontier from the corruption of the human Democracy. Danny assumes an alias and adds new stanzas filled with heroes and villains to the tome while seeking amongst the toughest outlaws, someone to become the new Santiago.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner