The First Swords: The Book of Swords Volumes 1, 2, & 3 [Fred Saberhagen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fred Saberhagen’s Book of. The Complete Book of Swords (Omnibus, Volumes 1, 2, 3) [Fred Saberhagen, Duncan Eagleson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First Book of Swords [Fred Saberhagen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For a game, the gods have given the world 12 Swords of Power .
The story is set in a far future fo where technology is gone, replaced by magic. It’s your basic fantasy from a couple decades ago. Contents [ show ]. One of the gods and one of Mark. In addition, any relationship between characters that’s at all interesting gets dumped, abruptly and for no reason. Nov 03, Douglas Owen rated it really liked it.
Book Info missing page numbers 2 14 Apr 15, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Time will tell if I do bother to continue with the story, which has been pretty good so far. Mark, who I felt should be the primary protagonist, frequently felt like a secondary character.
Saberhagen was born in and grew up in the area of Chicago, Illinois. Anywho, I’m taking a break from Finished the first of three books in this collection.
This isn’t exactly dark fantasy, and it isn’t exactly high fantasy. The story takes a rather strange detour in the middle as we follow Nestor on a side-quest – he never really rises above secondary character status and, unlike very nearly all of the characters in this book, we never see him in the sequels.
The overall concept of the Book of Swords is pretty amazing – twelve swords forged by the god Vulcan have legendary powers and their impact on humanity. The books were once put into collections and those collections were then designated chapters in this all inclusive book. During his travels, he meets and makes human friends, witnesses ancient powers both godlike and of other unique nature and ultimately comes into his own across battlefields and adventures.
It’s a real shame that the author just didn’t imagine big enough for this story. Then all they have to do is release the Sword. Recently this series came up in discussion, so I had to dust off and start my re-read!
The First Book of Swords (Books of Swords, #1) by Fred Saberhagen
I found this section disconcerting and a little boring as a youngster – now I can roll with it and just enjoy the additional worldbuilding, but it’s still a trifle clumsy. Also, there is nothing preventing someone else from picking it up and turning it back on its previous owner.
Back in civilian life, Saberhagen worked as an It was while he was working for Motorola after his military service that Saberhagen started writing fiction seriously at the age of about It’s an interesting mix of quasi-mythology with a science fantasy story line. This is a collection of the first three Swords books by Fred Saberhagen. If you enjoy the universe this one carries on it’s tale.
They sagerhagen that the god Vulcan create a set of swords that they can scatter around the world and take sides as the humans duke it out for the ultimate power one would have by collecting all of the swords, all for their amusement. Fred Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his ”Beserker” and Dracula stories.
Nov 29, Keith Davis rated it really liked it. Fred Thomas Saberhagen May 18, — June 29, [1 ] [2 ] was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his Berserker series of science fiction short stories and S.
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Never read his fantasy stuff. Stops in the middle of nowhere, rather than in a cliffhanger. Saberhagen served as an enlisted man in the U.
Books by Fred Saberhagen. Learn how and when to remove these template saerhagen. He often rides on the back of a griffin. This book had action from beginning to end and was a much better read than the first book. Whose flesh the Sword of Mercy hurts has drawn no breath; Whose soul it heals has wandered in the night, Has paid the summing of all debts in death Has turned to see returning light.