Egil and Nix

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 635 ratings

The Hammer and the Blade Publisher's Summary

So here’s the plan: Kill the demon, steal the treasure, and retire to a life of luxury!

It sounds easy when put like that. However, most unfortunately for warrior-priest Egil and sneak thief Nix, when the demon they kill turns out to have worshippers in high places, retirement is not an option.

A wonderfully fast-paced fantasy adventure redolent of the classic tales of swords and sorcery, from New York Times best-selling author Paul S. Kemp.

©2012 Paul Kemp (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hammer and the Blade

    • A Tale of Egil and Nix
    • By: Paul S. Kemp
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 299

    So here’s the plan: Kill the demon, steal the treasure, and retire to a life of luxury! It sounds easy when put like that. However, most unfortunately for warrior-priest Egil and sneak thief Nix, when the demon they kill turns out to have worshippers in high places, retirement is not an option. A wonderfully fast-paced fantasy adventure redolent of the classic tales of swords and sorcery, from New York Times best-selling author Paul S. Kemp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 stars standard sword and sorcery fantasy

    • By Adnan on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • A Discourse in Steel

    • A Tale of Egil and Nix, Book 2
    • By: Paul S. Kemp
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Egil and Nix have retired, as they always said they would. No, really - they have! No more sword - and hammer - play for them! But when two recent acquaintances come calling for help, our hapless heroes find themselves up against the might of the entire Thieves Guild. And when kidnapping the leader of the most powerful guild in the land seems like the best course of action, you know you’re in over your head....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Ronald Seitz on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 3

    • A Conversation in Blood

    • An Egil & Nix Novel
    • By: Paul S. Kemp
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them - even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Paul's done it again

    • By rumor on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Better Man

    • An Egil & Nix Tale
    • By: Paul S. Kemp
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Egil and Nix feature in the sword and sorcery novels, The Hammer and the Blade, A Discourse in Steel, and A Conversation in Blood. Their stories are pacy, filled with action and wit. They are a cross of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, spiced with a bit of Conan and Indiana Jones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uh-Maze-ing

    • By Jonathon Phillips on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $2.99