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And townsaver, whose power can only be used while defending the weak, but makes you invincible in combat while you are doing so, though wounds you suffer in battle will only affect you afterword. Its chief goddess is Aphrodite.

Recently while searching for an ugly shirt to wear to a Hawaiian themed party I was fortunate enough to find a copy of this volume on sale for a dollar at a local thrift store. Then, inSaberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, The Golden People. The Second Triad Hardcover. Its central theme revolves around the Twelve Swords of Power forged by the gods, each endowed with a particular power or gift, and how various people acquire and use them.

Then, inSaberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, ”The Golden People”. 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.


There isn’t much to say about this book. Thus it has limited martial uses.

Also cloaked in mystery are the gods. The Emperor repeatedly attempts to reconcile with Yambu throughout the series. The storyline seemed to drag at times. I hadn’t read this book since the ’80s and all I could remember about it was the beginning and that I had loved it.

This is first book in Swords series written by Saberhagen. Though an accomplished and feared warlock in his own right, what elevates Vilkata to a global threat is his frequent possession of the terrible Mindsword. Then there are 3 compilations, and this book is just the first of the three.

The story is set in a far future earth where technology is gone, replaced by magic. Rather than contrived however the plot worked, feeling very natural. Read more Read less. Trivia About The First Book of Long roads the Sword of Fury makes Hard frec it builds around the soft The fighter who Townsaver takes Can bid farewell to home and croft.

I’m curious about what happens next, but don’t feel driven to get the next book in my ssords right away Townsaver, Dragonslicer, Coinspinner, and Sightblinder.

As such, they have no real power other than what mankind gives them. Open Preview See a Problem?


The First Book of Swords

There’s a substory idea with the gods, presented in the 3rd book, that somewhat comes out of left field and simultaneously fails to wrap up that story in a neat fashion and leaves the reader wondering “Wait, what triggered this event?

Books of Swords 4 books. Quite alot to frer in one sitting, but even when finished your left feeling hungry. It’s a fun set of stories, light and quick reads ad if you like this kind of thing, you’ll really enjoy the series. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The First Book of Swords (Books of Swords, #1) by Fred Saberhagen

As long as the subject is not in fact dead, the Sword of Mercy has proven effective against the terrible wounds given by Farslayer and the Mindsword. The gods of the Swords universe are based on various mythological deities, with most coming from the Greco-Roman and Hindu pantheons.

I kinda dragged my feet starting to read this series. Inhe moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Four of the swords make an appearance in the first book: