Fantasy

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  • Book I of The Damned; Book X of The Drenai Saga. Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history. Following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, the General had taken the legendary Swords of Night and Day and ridden from the lands of Naashan. No-one knew where he had gone, and the assassins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Three years later, as a mob intent on murder gathers outside a distant monastery, they are faced by a single unarmed priest. In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East. Skilgannon is back. Now he must travel across a perilous, demon-haunted realm seeking a mysterious temple, and the ageless goddess who rules it. With assassins on his trail, and an army of murderous foes ahead, the Damned sets off on a quest to bring the dead to life. But he does not travel alone...The man beside him is Druss the Legend.  Cover art by John Bolton.
  • Book III of Language of Stones. Civil war tears the Realm apart and the sorcerer Maskull’s plans to bring about a catastrophe that will rob the world of magic are coming to fruition. The wizard Gwydion knows that the only hope for the future lies with Willand, the young man he believes to be the reincarnation of King Arthur. But Will is beset with doubts. He is being stalked by the Dark Child, the twin from whom he was separated at birth and who now serves Maskull. And as the magic gradually begins to fade from the world, the powers of Gwydion, his mentor and friend seem to be fading too, leading Will to despair that the destruction of the war will ever be halted, or Maskull ever defeated. Will’s task seems impossible, but he is not ready to give up yet. With the help of his strong-minded wife, Willow, and friends as wise and generous as the loremasters Morann and Gort, Will journeys the Realm seeking his destiny. And soon it becomes clear that only by solving the riddle of his own destiny can he save the world he loves so deeply.
  • Book IV of Incarnations of Immortality. Mym was a dutiful son, but his father the Rajah interfered in his love life just once too often. Rather than wed without love, he took up the Red Sword symbol of office of the Incarnation of War. At first he thought his efforts would ameliorate some of the suffering caused by Earth's petty and constant wars. But he found that behind all his involvement were the clever traps of Satan.  When seeming mischance placed him in hell, Mym organised a great rebellion among the Damned. Satan seemed to capitulate - but once free, Mym learned that Satan had been busy stirring up riots and war.  It seemed that things had gone to far and Satan would win.  But there is still one desperate chance...  Books in this series are 'stand alone' reads.
  • Book IV of Incarnations of Immortality. This was a world where both science and magic worked and where magic carpets competed in the market with shiny new cars. The Incarnations of Death, Fate, Time, War, and Nature were real beings caught up in a continuing effort to defeat the wiles of Satan. Mym was prince of a province in still-divided India - a dutiful son, but when the Rajah interfered in his love life for the third time, it was just too much. Rather than give in to the Rajah's wedding plans, he agreed to assume the office of War and wield the Red Sword. For a time he was quite happy, believing that his efforts in the constant petty Earth wars could ameliorate some of the injustice and suffering.  But he soon became aware that behind all his involvement were the traps of Satan, designed to lead him astray. Working in secret, he organised a great rebellion among the Damned, and Satan seemed to capitulate. But he soon learned that the episode was just another snare of Satan...Cover art by Michael Whelan.
  • Book II of Fool's Gold. Magic has returned to Elda, creating all manner of wonders and terrors. No-one knows yet that the source is the legendary Rosa Eldi, restored to the world but not yet aware of her true nature. Her marriage to King Ravn has destabilised the North and assassins and usurpers now lurk in every corner. In the South, the fire of holy war is smouldering and there is violence everywhere, fuelled by fundamentalist hatred and bigotry. All over Elda, forces are aligning themselves for good or evil. The magic is wild and unpredictable and few count it as a blessing. Cover art by Larry Rostant.

  • Book II of Wild Magic. Forever separated from the only home she has ever known, Faan embarks on a  search to find her true mother - a powerful sorceress who lies enspelled in a magical sleep, far away on the isle of Faan's birth. But distance and old sorceries are not the only obstacles - a sybil has decreed that her fate is entwined with two others, both pawns in the power struggles between gods and power-hungry magicians. Faan, not yet fully trained in her own ever-growing magical talents , is once again embroiled in the deadly sorcerous battles of those who seek to control her world.

  • She had been a God, lord of all forests and the creatures that dwell within, until a thoughtless act of cruelty brought heavenly justice - sentenced to the worst punishment of all...to become human. Cover art by Wendy Adrian Shultz.
  • The Four Winds Saga: Scroll I. The Steel Throne, seat of imperial power in Rokugan, is empty. Ambition wars with justice and deception with truth as the emperor's heirs see to gain the favour of the Clans.  The fate of the Empire walks the edge of a blade and before all is lost, the Lady of the Sword must step forward to restore honour to a land in need.
  • Book IX of The Wheel Of Time. Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand's destination is, in fact, one she has never considered. Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. But what is he up to? Faile, with the Aiel Maidens, Bain and Chiad, and her companions, Queen Alliandre and Morgase, is prisoner of Savanna's sept. Perrin is desperately searching for Faile. With Elyas Machera, Berelain, the Prophet and a very mixed "army" of disparate forces, he is moving through country rife with bandits and roving Seanchan. The Forsaken are ever more present, and united, and the man called Slayer stalks Tel'aran'rhiod and the wolfdream. In Ebou Dar, the Seanchan princess known as Daughter of the Nine Moons arrives--and Mat, who had been recuperating in the Tarasin Palace, is introduced to her. Will the marriage that has been foretold come about? Cover art by Darrell Sweet.