The First Swords

The First Swords : The Book of Swords, Volumes I, II, III

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Fred Saberhagen's Book of Swords novels have captivated fantasy readers for more than a decade. Here, now available in one volume, are the three books that started it all.

For a game the gods have given the world twelve Swords of Power so that they might be amused as the nations battle for their possession. But Vulcan the Smith has had his own little joke: the Swords can kill the gods themselves. What started out as Divine Jest has become all too serious as the gods fight to recover the Swords, and mortals discover that the mantle of power is more delicious and more terrible than anything they could have imagined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 605 pages
  • 155 x 231 x 30mm | 590g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765392437
  • 9780765392435
  • 659,625

About Fred Saberhagen

Fred Saberhagen (1930-2007) is the author of the popular Berserker (tm) Series, the Dracula series and the bestselling Lost Swords and Book of Lost Swords.
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"Each of the Book of Swords is a model of action writing, clear-sighted, graphic, and agile...entertainment of high order." --Publishers Weekly

"One of the best writers in the business." --Stephen R. Donaldson

"Is Saberhagen a wizard? You decide. He is one of the most gifted writers of our time." --Quasar Reviews
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