The Book of Swords

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The First Book of Swords Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • The First Book of Swords

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 572

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stands the test of time

    • By Natalie Ryan on 03-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Second Book of Swords

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 307

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointed

    • By Karen on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Third Book of Swords

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Redemption

    • By Karen on 04-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95