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If there were only a few more things this book would have been five stars. The most powerful sorcerers often have several lifetimes of mastery under their belt, as these mighty few have learned saberhahen delay aging and death, usually sacrificing their humanity somewhere along the way.

For example, in the Second Book of Swords, a treasure hoard was protected behind a magical maze.

The First Book of Swords

Dracula, in his mortal life, fought the encroach of the Ottoman Turkish Empire into Europe. Saberhagen’s Berzerker stories are free of my favorite memories from my early science fiction reading. It acted to preserve and defend the remnant of humanity from the effects of a global apocalypse that occurred thousands of years ago.

There is some question as to whether he is immune to the Swords.

The Complete Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen

Now I’m much less impressed by it – it’s Eurocentric in the extreme, if nothing else – but I prefer the paperback edition that contains it just for the nostalgia value. I remember not been so enthralled that I had to consume every single s This one is from my sdords ancient past, and I read it as a youngster to boot, so bear with me. 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 Fast forward a few years later and in an unexpected turn of events the youngest son of this man finds himself inheriting the sword and becoming an outlaw at the same time.


Jul 01, Shaun Thornhill rated it it was ok. Chanting “For thy heart The Book of Swords.

Luckily, this series follows suit with the former. The third book picks up 4 or 5 years down the line as the great game of the gods who set these swords loose into the world begins to really heat up, and the armies of at least 4 different forces are marching to war to control the frer and the fate of the world.

Books of the Swords.

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He suffers setbacks, is frequently unlucky in love, and is constantly underestimated by foes and unappreciated by friends, but the one constant throughout his life seems to be his unswerving loyalty to Mark, even well before Mark becomes Prince regent of Tasavalta.

The Last Book of Swords: I found myself unable to get drawn into the characters. Then, inSaberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, ”The Golden People”.

Nov 13, Mike the Paladin rated it liked it Shelves: Saberhagen is pretty versatile. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Sword of Wisdom lightens loads But adds unto their risk. Shieldbreaker’s Story Swords Series.


But ultimately I found myself dissatisfied with the general flow of the novels. This article describes a work or element of fiction in a primarily in-universe style.

The swords themselves are very interesting as plot devices, and the game that the gods play keeps everything on a pretty brisk pace. Saberhagen ties everything up so neatly, and then leaves a gaping hole at the end so he could continue on the story itself.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The wielder need only hold the sword and think of the person they want dead.

The Complete Book of Swords

Here the gods have created twelve magical swords as part of a game that they are playing. Dec 17, Sean rated it liked it Shelves: The last book is also full of action and is set 4 years after the 2nd book. The First Book of Swords begins with the forging of the swords and the shitstorm that frrd once the greedy rulers of the New World realize just how much more powerful they can become if they owned even one of the swords.

I love the stuff I have read by Saberhagen before and I have most of this series already but it has been a long time before I started it. Another great science fantasy series. Read and enjoy the series.