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Title:
The book of the sword
Author:
Paxson, Diana L.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon Eos, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
181 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
bk. 1. The book of the sword --
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780380788705
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Mighty Rome subjugated the isle of Britain only to abandon it, leaving behind a bloody patchwork of warring tribes. The fragile peace imposed by the conquerors has been shattered, compelling Artoria Argantel -- Lady of the Lake and Druid priestess -- to call upon the Spirit of War and Justice to deliver a champion who will unite the broken land. It is from Argantel's ancient and royal blood that the hero will spring; his sword will be forged from star-steel by ancient spells, carried by soldier-priests from the steppes of Asia to the edges of the Empire. Only one man can wield this holy steel, aided by the wizard Merlin, whose heritage is a magic wilder still. Only one man can free the sword from its prison of stone.

Artor, a fosterling of unknown parentage. The promised High King.


Author Notes

Diana L. Paxson, a noted fantasy author who collaborated with Marion Zimmer Bradley on much of her later work, lives in Berkeley, California. She has written twenty books including the Arthurian novel "Hallowed Isle".

(Bowker Author Biography)


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