The Hammer and the Blade: A Tale of Egil & Nix

The Hammer and the Blade: A Tale of Egil & Nix

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By (author) Paul S Kemp

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  • Publisher: Angry Robot
  • Format: Paperback | 410 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 28mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Botley
  • ISBN 10: 0857662457
  • ISBN 13: 9780857662453
  • Sales rank: 158,294

Product description

Egil and Nix, adventurers and swords for hire, are pulled into the dark schemes of a decadent family with a diabolical secret. A fast paced adventure redolent with the best of classic sword and sorcery tales. File Under: Fantasy [ Swords - Hammers - Deadly Secrets - Time To Die ]

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Author information

Paul S. Kemp is a lawyer. That is bad. He is also the bestselling author of the Erevis Cale sword and sorcery stories and several Star Wars novels. That is good. It's a little known fact that Paul has maimed eight men and three llamas using only an unsharpened pencil and a stick of Wrigley's gum. Now you know, too. He does not hum show tunes. Paul lives in Michigan with his wife and twin sons.

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"The structure of the story has the feeling of a classic Dungeons & Dragons campaign as the heroes and supporting cast cross a wasted plateau in search of the tomb; however, the strong characters, setting, and history turn what could be a cookie-cutter adventure into a gripping tale." - "Publisher's Weekly" "Enough page-turning mayhem to sate the most avid sword & sorcery fans" - Elaine Cunningham, author of "The Thorn Trilogy" "This rollicking tale hooked me from the get-go. Told with zest and humor, this is everything that is good and golden about classic old-school fantasy yarns. It joins my precious bedside shelf of favorite re-reads, 'comfort food' books I turn to again and again. Egil and Nix might not be the safest guys to go adventuring with, but they're sure good company. I'll be waiting for a sequel. Impatiently." - Ed Greenwood, bestselling creator of Forgotten Realms ""The Hammer and the Blade" is an instant classic, with its punchy sense of humor, likeable heroes, and fast-paced, creative fight sequences. Killing a demon is just the prologue and after that the real adventure begins." - City Book Review