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The Book of Swords
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 341 ratings)
  • 1

    The First Book of Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (173)

    For a game, the gods have given the world 12 Swords of Power so that they might be amused as the nations battle for their possession. But Vulcan the Smith has had his own little joke: the Swords can kill the gods themselves. What started out as Divine Jest has become all too serious as the gods fight to recover the Swords, and mortals discover that the mantle of power is more delicious and more terrible than anything they could have imagined.

    Natalie Ryan says: "Stands the test of time"
    Stands the test of time
    Reviewed on March 14 2013 by Natalie Ryan (San Diego, CA)
  • 2

    The Second Book of Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    Mark and Ben travel deep into the Blue Temple's hidden horde of treasures in an attempt to recover gold and Swords for Sir Andrew. Gods, demons and human traitors have other plans for the Swords and for the adventurers. When playing the game of the gods no one's survival is secure, even a god's.

    Karen says: "A little disappointed"
    A little disappointed

    I would recommend this book with caution. It is the continuation of book one and it must be read in order to go on to book three, however, it was slow..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2013 by Karen (Sarasota,FL. United States)
  • 3

    The Third Book of Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    Magistrate Wen Chang, famed for his investigative powers, and his young physician assistant, Kasimir, set out to recover Stonecutter and return the stolen Sword to its rightful owner, Prince Mark. The Red Temple, Blue Temple and a gang of rebels, each for their own purposes, are intent on possessing the Sword. A mysterious young girl, Natasha, enlisted by Kasimir as a spy, fascinates Kasimir, but can she be trusted? Listeners will need all their powers of ratiocination to unravel this adventure of the Sword of Siege

    Karen says: "Captivating Redemption"
    Captivating Redemption

    Yes, I probably would. This one was captivating form the first chapter, full of action and a lot of resolve from the first 2 books.

    Reviewed on April 04 2013 by Karen (Sarasota,FL. United States)