Long, long ago, the Gods forged Twelve Swords of Power, each with a unique and deadly quality. They forged too well, for the swords could kill the Gods themselves. Then the swords were lost, scattered across the land; and many are they, both good and evil, who are desperate to find them again.
This story is of Farslayer, the sword that can kill from across an entire world. The game is fierce; the prize is the sword. The players are Black Pearl, an ensorcelled mermaid, and Cosmos her treacherous lover; Prince Zoltan and Prince Mark; the evil macro-wizard Wood; and an enigmatic woman who arrives astride a griffin.
©1989 Fred Saberhagen (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Aires male -- often butts head against reality
In the narrative voice of fables we follow the ill-omened career of Farslayer in a remote part of the world. Mischance follows upon mideeds as forces and eminences vie to possess the Sword of Vengeance. Saberhagen keeps you guessing right up the end who will possess the weapon that does not rest easily in its hilt.
If you have already been enchanted by the magic of Saberhagen's world, this Fourth Book will place you under its spell in spite of the not always well-voiced characters. This is a recording that would come across better if there were one male and one female reader. But, in the end, an engaging tale that rewards the time spent.
On to Number Five.
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