Henghis Hapthorn

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

Majestrum Publisher's Summary

The Tales Of Henghis Hapthorn

Henghis Hapthorn is the foremost penetrator of mysteries and uncoverer of secrets in a decadent, far-future Old Earth, one age before Jack Vance's Dying Earth. A superb rationalist, he has long disdained the notion that the universe has an alternative organizing principle: Magic. But now a new age is dawning, overturning the very foundations of Hapthorn's existence, and he must struggle to survive in a world where all the rules are changing.

In Majestrum, Hapthorn is on the trail of an unknown killer who collects body parts from his victims. The search leads him off-planet, into the Ten Thousand Worlds of The Spray, then turns in an unexpected direction as the freelance discriminator learns that an ancient and evil power is plotting to reassert its dominion over Old Earth.

©2006 Matthew Hughes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Majestrum

    • A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
    • By: Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Henghis Hapthorn is the foremost penetrator of mysteries and uncoverer of secrets in a decadent, far-future Old Earth, one age before Jack Vance's Dying Earth. A superb rationalist, he has long disdained the notion that the universe has an alternative organizing principle: Magic. But now a new age is dawning, overturning the very foundations of Hapthorn's existence, and he must struggle to survive in a world where all the rules are changing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Funny? Sometimes. Interesting? A little.

    • By Gary D on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Spiral Labyrinth

    • A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
    • By: Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    It was bad enough when Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth's foremost discriminator and die-hard empiricist, had to accept that the cosmos was shortly to rewrite its basic operating system, replacing rational cause-and-effect with detestable magic. Now he finds himself cast forward several centuries, stranded in a primitive world of contending wizards and hungry dragons, and without his magic-savvy alter ego.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Henghis Hapthorn is back!

    • By Katherine on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $19.95