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The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith

The third story in this volume takes place 16,000 years in the future. When you realize that the 33 stories are ordered chronologically, you begin to grasp the scale of Cordwainer Smith’s creation. Regimes, technologies, planets, moralities, religions, histories all rise and fall through his millennia.
These are futuristic tales told as myth, as legend, as a history of a distant and decayed past. Written in an unadorned voice reminiscent of James Tiptree Jr., Smith’s visions are dark and pessimistic, clearly a contrast from the mood of SF in his time; in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s it was still thought that science would cure the ills of humanity. In Smith’s tales, space travel takes a horrendous toll on those who pilot the ships through the void. After reaching perfection, the lack of strife stifles humanity to a point of decay and stagnation; the Instrumentality of Mankind arises in order to stir things up. Many stories describe moral dilemmas involving the humanity of the Underpeople, beings evolved from animals into humanlike forms.
Stories not to be missed in this collection include “Scanners Live in Vain,” “The Dead Lady of Clown Town,” “Under Old Earth,” “The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal,” “Mother Hitton’s Littul Kittons,” and the truly disturbing “A Planet Called Shayol.” Serious SF fans should not pass up the chance to experience Cordwainer Smith’s complex, distinctive vision of the far future.
*–Bonnie Bouman*
Contents:
vii · Introduction · John J. Pierce
xv · Editor’s Introduction · James A. Mann
3 · No, No, Not Rogov! · ss If Feb ’59
19 · War No. 81-Q · ss *; revised from The Adjutant Jun ’28, as by Karolman Junghar
29 · Mark Elf [“Mark XI”; Vom Acht sisters] · ss Saturn May ’57
41 · The Queen of the Afternoon [Vom Acht sisters] · nv Galaxy Apr ’78
65 · Scanners Live in Vain · nv Fantasy Book #6 ’50
97 · The Lady Who Sailed The Soul · nv Galaxy Apr ’60
119 · When the People Fell · ss Galaxy Apr ’59
129 · Think Blue, Count Two · na Galaxy Feb ’63
155 · The Colonel Came Back from Nothing-at-All · ss
163 · The Game of Rat and Dragon · ss Galaxy Oct ’55
177 · The Burning of the Brain · ss If Oct ’58
187 · From Gustible’s Planet · ss If Jul ’62
193 · Himself in Anachron · ss *
201 · The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal · ss Amazing May ’64
215 · Golden the Ship Was— Oh! Oh! Oh! · ss Amazing Apr ’59
223 · The Dead Lady of Clown Town · na Galaxy Aug ’64
289 · Under Old Earth · nv Galaxy Feb ’66
327 · Drunkboat · nv Amazing Oct ’63
355 · Mother Hitton’s Littul Kittons · nv Galaxy Jun ’61
375 · Alpha Ralpha Boulevard · nv F&SF Jun ’61
401 · The Ballad of Lost C’Mell · nv Galaxy Oct ’62
419 · A Planet Named Shayol · nv Galaxy Oct ’61
451 · On the Gem Planet [Casher O’Neill] · nv Galaxy Oct ’63
475 · On the Storm Planet [Casher O’Neill] · na Galaxy Feb ’65
541 · On the Sand Planet [Casher O’Neill] · nv Amazing Dec ’65
567 · Three to a Given Star [Casher O’Neill] · nv Galaxy Oct ’65
587 · Down to a Sunless Sea · nv F&SF Oct ’75
613 · War No. 81-Q [as by Karolman Junghar] · ss The Adjutant Jun ’28; original version
617 · Western Science Is So Wonderful · ss If Dec ’58
629 · Nancy [“The Nancy Routine”] · ss Satellite Mar ’59
641 · The Fife of Bodidharma · ss Fantastic Jun ’59
649 · Angerhelm · nv Star Science Fiction Stories #6, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine, 1959
667 · The Good Friends · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Oct ’63

Redemption’s Blade

Ten years ago, the renegade demigod known as the Kinslayer returned. His armies of monsters issued from the pits of the earth, spearheaded by his brutal Yorughan soldiers. He won every battle, leaving burnt earth and corruption behind. Thrones toppled and cities fell as he drove all before him. And then he died. A handful of lucky heroes and some traitors amongst his own, and the great Kinslayer was no more.
Celestaine was one such hero and now she has tasked herself to correct the worst excesses of the Kinslayer and bring light back to her torn-up world. With two Yorughan companions she faces fanatics, war criminals and the monsters and minions the Kinslayer left behind as the fragile alliances of the war break down into feuding, greed and mistrust.
The Kinslayer may be gone, but he cast a long shadow she may never truly escape.

The Redemption of Althalus

David and Leigh Eddings were mythmakers and world builders of the first order. With The Redemption of Althalus, the authors of the Belgariad and Malloreon sagas created a thrilling stand-alone epic—boldly written and brilliantly imagined.

It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor.

Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness. On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus is confronted by a cat–a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a woman, and the powers of a goddess.

She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. She must be: for in no time at all, she has stolen his heart. And more. She has stolen time itself. For when Althalus leaves the House at the End of the World, much wiser but not a day older than when he’d first entered it, thousands of years have gone by.

But Dweia is not the only one able to manipulate time. Her evil brother shares the power, and while Dweia has been teaching Althalus the secrets of The Book, the ancient God has been using the dark magic of his own Book to rewrite history. Yet all is not lost. But only if Althalus, still a thief at heart, can bring together a ragtag group of men, women, and children with no reason to trust him or each other.

Praise for The Redemption of Althalus

“Highly recommended . . . Featuring a cast of engaging characters, some fanciful plot twists, and a light-hearted atmosphere that should appeal strongly to fans and first-time readers alike.”—Library Journal

“The story takes off. The interactions between characters, straightforward plotting, and doses of wry humor keep the tale humming.”—Booklist

“An engaging young reprobate hero . . . [A] magical realm of good-natured fun.”—Publishers Weekly

“A compelling, involving story.”—Science Fiction Chronicle

**Recensie(s)**

A graceful, fluid style of storytelling rare in fantasy writing’ Publishers Weekly Nobody writes modern fantasy like Eddings’ Vector
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Redemption

Zola Gray is a woman on a mission. After escaping a year’s imprisonment, she was grateful to take asylum on Delroi and recover from her long captivity. But she isn’t like the company she suddenly finds herself in. She was a willing member of the Tel Group until one assassination too many made her rebel. Now Tel is coming after her and her friends, and she’ll do whatever it takes to end them once and for all.
Jarek Idis was born, raised, and trained a warrior. Then he followed his true passion, healing. He knows Zola wants to confront the assassins coming after her in a misguided attempt at redemption, but he has other ideas. He’s supposed to be healing her body, but he’s going straight for her heart and soul. He sees what’s hidden under her bad ass veneer and he intends to keep the woman he knows she truly is.
Delroi Reading Order
Invasion Earth (Delroi Connection 1)
Leaving Earth (Delroi Connection 2)
Stolen Earth (Delroi Connection 3)
Claiming Earth (Delroi Connection 4)
Freedom (Delroi Prophecy 1)
Irresistible (Delroi Prophecy 2)
Redemption (Delroi Prophecy 3)
Absolution (Delroi Prophecy 4)
Galinn (Delroi Novella)
Shadow Warrior (Delroi Warrior 1)

Red Winter: The Complete Trilogy (The Red Winter Trilogy)

If Emi is sure of anything, it’s that *kami*—the gods—are good, and *yokai*—the earth spirits—are evil. But when she saves the life of a fox shapeshifter, the truths of her world start to crumble. And the treachery of the gods runs deep.
**Red Winter: The Complete Trilogy** includes three breathtaking novels that follow Emi as she grows from an uncertain shrine maiden to a divine warrior who must choose whether to bow to duty or fight for her life.
The trilogy also features **30 full-page illustrations** by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson.
*”An enchanting tale of fantastical magic, supernatural creatures, mysterious heroes, and forbidden romance, [set] against a wildly gorgeous and exotic backdrop.”* – Flylef Reviews
*”Red Winter was full of magic, action, romance, a whole lot of intrigue and an amazing set of characters … honestly one of the books that I will read again and again.”* – Chaotic Reader
Keywords: Contemporary fantasy, romantic fantasy, Asian mythology

**Red Winter (Book 1):**
Emi has spent her entire life hiding from the creatures that hunt her. The savage earth spirits are determined to kill her before she can become the living host of a goddess, so she stays hidden—until the day she saves the life of a *kitsune*.
Shiro isn’t the harmless fox spirit she thought he was. He’s mysterious, cunning, unpredictable … and now hers to command. He’s sworn to pay his debt to her, but he doesn’t know who she is. If he finds out, he’ll kill her.
But she can’t send him away—not yet. Her future isn’t what she thought. The lies surrounding her fate have begun to unravel, and she needs answers before time runs out—answers that lie in the spirit realm. Shiro can take her there … if she dares to trust him.
And only then will she find out how deep the gods’ treachery runs.

**Dark Tempest (Book 2):**
Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.
At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost—his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can’t remember how or why.
As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro’s past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world—and for Shiro.

**Immortal Fire (Book 3):**
Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly *yokai* spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the *yokai* standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox *yokai* who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the *yokai* she loves will be changed forever.
As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other.
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If Emi is sure of anything, it’s that *kami*—the gods—are good, and *yokai*—the earth spirits—are evil. But when she saves the life of a fox shapeshifter, the truths of her world start to crumble. And the treachery of the gods runs deep.
**Red Winter: The Complete Trilogy** includes three breathtaking novels that follow Emi as she grows from an uncertain shrine maiden to a divine warrior who must choose whether to bow to duty or fight for her life.
The trilogy also features **30 full-page illustrations** by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson.
*”An enchanting tale of fantastical magic, supernatural creatures, mysterious heroes, and forbidden romance, [set] against a wildly gorgeous and exotic backdrop.”* – Flylef Reviews
*”Red Winter was full of magic, action, romance, a whole lot of intrigue and an amazing set of characters … honestly one of the books that I will read again and again.”* – Chaotic Reader
Keywords: Contemporary fantasy, romantic fantasy, Asian mythology

**Red Winter (Book 1):**
Emi has spent her entire life hiding from the creatures that hunt her. The savage earth spirits are determined to kill her before she can become the living host of a goddess, so she stays hidden—until the day she saves the life of a *kitsune*.
Shiro isn’t the harmless fox spirit she thought he was. He’s mysterious, cunning, unpredictable … and now hers to command. He’s sworn to pay his debt to her, but he doesn’t know who she is. If he finds out, he’ll kill her.
But she can’t send him away—not yet. Her future isn’t what she thought. The lies surrounding her fate have begun to unravel, and she needs answers before time runs out—answers that lie in the spirit realm. Shiro can take her there … if she dares to trust him.
And only then will she find out how deep the gods’ treachery runs.

**Dark Tempest (Book 2):**
Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.
At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost—his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can’t remember how or why.
As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro’s past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world—and for Shiro.

**Immortal Fire (Book 3):**
Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly *yokai* spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the *yokai* standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox *yokai* who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the *yokai* she loves will be changed forever.
As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other.

The Red Tent

The Red Tent – 20th Anniversary Edition: A Novel by Anita Diamant
**A *New York Times *Bestseller**
A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of *The Red Tent*.
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.
Told in Dinah’s voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood–the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers–Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah–the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah’s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.
Deeply affecting, *The Red Tent* combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women’s lives.

Red storm rising

EDITORIAL REVIEW: From the author of The Hunt For Red October, a New York Times bestseller for over 40 weeks, comes his greatest performance yet. Red Storm Rising is an alarmingly authentic portrait of escalating aggression between superpowers on all fronts–land, sea, air and space.

Red Seas Under Red Skies

In his highly acclaimed debut, *The Lies of Locke Lamora, *Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with a band of daring thieves led by con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings back his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, nothing short of a miracle will pull it off.
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**After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long—and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.
This time, however, they have targeted the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world. Its nine floors attract the wealthiest clientele—and to rise to the top, one must impress with good credit, amusing behavior…and excruciatingly impeccable play. For there is one cardinal rule, enforced by Requin, the house’s cold-blooded master: it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire.
Brazenly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie, trick, and swindle their way up the nine floors…straight to Requin’s teeming vault. Under the cloak of false identities, they meticulously make their climb—until they are closer to the spoils than ever.
But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo’s secret. Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins. Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls. And even that may not be enough.…
**PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH**
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“A bright new voice in the fantasy genre.”**—George R. R. Martin**

***Red Seas Under Red Skies***

“Lynch hasn’t merely imagined a far-off world, he’s created it, put it all down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.”**—*Booklist* (starred review)**

“*Red Seas Under Red Skies* firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit wonder. . . . It’ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”**—*Fantasy Book Critic***

“Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.”**—*Locus***

“The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be.”**—*SFX
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***The Lies of Locke Lamora***
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“Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think *The Lies of Locke Lamora* is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.”**—Patrick Rothfuss, *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Name of the Wind***
*From the Hardcover edition.*
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Red Rabbit

SUMMARY: Early in his career, Jack Ryan accepts his first assignment as a freelance analyst under James Greer of the CIA and faces a mission involving a high-level Soviet defector who has reported a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II. Reprint.

Red Prophet

In an America that might have been, Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, learns about the land and its chosen people and discovers how to use his own mysterious powers. By the author of Seventh Son. Reissue.
**Recensie(s)**

Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill. Washington Post Book World Red Prophet is but a section of a vast American fantasy epic. It is vividly written, and the principal actors–Alvin, Ta-Kumsaw, the Prophet, and Alvin’s Gandalfesque mentor Taleswapper–are all complete and memorable characters. The Philadelphia Inquirer Harsher, bleaker, and more mystical than Seventh Son, this novel superbly demonstrates Card’s solid historical research, keen understanding of religious experience, and, most of all, his mastery of the art of storytelling. Booklist
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Red Lily

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her *In the Garden* trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following *Blue Dahlia* and *Black Rose*. A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night… Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasn’t looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery. What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends she’s ever had-including Roz’s son Harper. To Hayley’s delight, her new daughter Lily has really taken to him. To Hayley’s chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harper-as much more than a friend… If Hayley gives in to her desire, she’s afraid the foundation she’s built with Harper will come tumbling down. Especially since she’s begun to suspect that her feelings are no longer completely her own. Flashes of the past and erratic behavior make Hayley believe that the Harper Bride has found a way inside of her mind and body. It’s time to put the Bride to rest once and for all, so Hayley can know her own heart again-and whether she’s willing to risk it…

Red Inferno: 1945

In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.

To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army.

From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

(source: Bol.com)

Red Inferno

In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.
To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army.
From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.

Red Hot

Red Jack. Rude. Crude. Horny ginger mess. In love with… himself.
Loki. Deadbeat. Volatile. Stalker. Terminally ill. Fatally in love.

The world crumbles around Loki when he finds out he has cancer. He decides to get every wish on his bucket list fulfilled. Like fucking the hot bearded biker he meets the night he got the news. Loki won’t settle for anything less. Even if it kills him

Red Dragon

SUMMARY: A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened The Tooth Fairy. Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigationWill Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.

The Red Citadel and the Sorcerer’s Power

The fate of a realm is in the hands of a savage and a scoundrel…
> > > Once a respected wizard
Finster is now a drunkard and a con man living anonymously amongst simple, easily manipulated village folk. But his self-serving cunning cannot save him when soldiers of the Magus Supremeus of the High Order burst in to drag the disreputable mage to the dreaded Red Citadel.
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>>> Finster’s captor, the new Magus, is none other than Ingrid the Insane
His former acolyte, a young woman of cold heart and ruthless ambition who has already murdered numerous magic-doers in her quest for ultimate power. The only reason Finster still lives is Ingrid’s belief that he knows the whereabouts of the Founders Stone, a magical artifact that could make her invincible.
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>>> Rendered powerless by a scarab beetle attached to his back
Finster realizes he is doomed unless he escapes and recovers the Stone before Ingrid does, and he turns to his dungeon cellmate for help. But the hulking, mute, barbarian youth he calls “Moth” is inscrutable and unpredictable. And their ultimate survival—and the survival of an entire kingdom—may require the cowardly wizard to assume a most unfamiliar and uncomfortable role: hero!
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Halloran makes a powerful stand with his thrilling fantasy adventure, The Red Citadel. Chock full of battles, magic, evil, and intrigue—and peppered with some delightful Terry Pratchett Discworld-esque cynicism—Red Citadel is the story of the salvation of the disreputable fallen wizard, Finster. Taken prisoner by a murderous despot, the cowardly mage must join forces with a hulking, young, barbarian mute to uncover a magical artifact in order to save his own skin, and quite possibly a kingdom as well.
This complete fantasy masterpiece is a full-length, 105,000 word, stand-alone novel that you can devour in a day or enjoy on a long trip!
Also included, 2 bonus short stories
The Darkslayer: Brutal Beginnings
Quest for the Thunderstone: A Chronicles of Dragon Short
Craig Halloran is a #1 International Bestselling Fantasy Author with over 70 books in print. Checkout out his works at www.craighalloran.com