It's been a thousand years since the time of Ardneh, the transcendent being that saved humanity from the vicious archdemon Orcus. It was a legendary battle between magic and technology that killed them both, but left behind tales of Ardneh's heroism and newly found hope for humanity. But in the passing years only a few remain that actually believe these legends as truths.Chance Rolfson comes from a long line of Ardneh's followers, descendants from Rolf, the illustrious warrior who fought in Ardneh's name for humanity many years ago. A young man plagued with vivid nightmares, Chance hopes to clear his head by joining a forest expedition that seeks physical proof of Ardneh's existence. Their goal is to discover the great vault prophesized to hold the savior of humanity's secrets to his own power and wisdom. But the dangers are high in the dark forests, rife with bandits and demons that no magic can stop. And as Chance's dreams become clearer, he soon realizes these are not merely dreams but visions, and he alone holds the key to unlocking Ardneh's greatest gift, known to the followers as Ardneh's Sword.
- Paperback | 348 pages
- 104.1 x 167.6 x 33mm | 158.76g
- 29 Jun 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
Perfect for younger fantasy readers. "Publishers Weekly on Ardneh's Sword" Ranks favorably with Tolkein. Exceptional in sheer unbridled zest and imaginative sweep. Saberhagen's style in noteworthy for its detail, the depth and humor of his characterizations, and his ability to imbue villains with wicked charm. "School Library Journal on Empire of the East""
About F. Saberhagen
FRED SABERHAGEN lived in Albuqerque, New Mexico. In addition to the Empire of the East and his celebrated Berserker series, he has also authored several other popular series including his Swords and Lost Swords stories, the Book of the Gods series, and the chronicles of Dracula.