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In addition, any relationship between characters that’s at all interesting gets dumped, abruptly and for no reason. The Aaberhagen Book of Swords is simple, but I loved it! There isn’t much to say about it – high fantasy, magical swords, hints that all is zaberhagen as it appears. I came across Saberhagen’s book and recalled reading one of his books when I was a kid.

The major drawback to the sword, however, is that it does not lead the wielder along the safest route, opting instead for the most dangerous path possible. The Emperor has begotten many illegitimate children, to the point where sabergagen child” is a common colloquialism for any urchin, orphan, or bastard.

The language is a bit dry, but it’s more a style cred a flaw. It flashes brightly as if catching the sun, and emits the faint roar of a cheering mob which cannot be blocked out by covering ears or averting eyes.

Sign In Don’t have an account? Its central theme revolves around the Twelve Swords of Power forged frex the gods, each endowed with a particular power or gift, and how various people acquire and use them.

I hadn’t read this book since the ’80s and all I could remember about it was the beginning and that I had loved it. Jul 12, Jason rated it liked it Shelves: A decade later, as the rich and powerful become aware of the Swords, a Duke’s cousin, along with the court magician, and their two bodyguards, attempt to take Townsaver from Jord.


Now 25 years later reading it I find that I didn’t remember as much as I thought Feed did. It’s here where I am at such a loss for points of reference. He is extremely mysterious, and in fact is seen as nothing more than a fairy-tale character by many. Townsaver swodds the ability to control the body of anyone trying to defend the unarmed, granting the wielder superhuman speed and strength. At some point I had completely forgotten about it, but as I’ve been rediscovering my love of fantasy lately, I remember Fred Saberhagen.

Yeah, it’s three shorter books published in one volume.


This is a collection saberhagem the first three Swords books by Fred Saberhagen. They just traveled there and the story continued. Their mere presence can sicken and injure those who have not magically prepared themselves to resist them. I would recommend the trilogy to anyone interested in the fantasy genre and believe they would thoroughly enjoy the tale.

Jul 22, Monk rated it liked it. Lists with This Book. AlbuquerqueNew Mexico. Yes, I finished it once again. If they’re very good.

The First Book of Swords (Books of Swords, #1) by Fred Saberhagen

Meaning that keeping ownership of the Sword following use is problematic. Our tale begins with the crafting then thirteen years later the eventual scramble for twelve The First Book of Swords. Books of Swords 4 books. I couldn’t wait to find out what happens to the swords and the characters, and since it’s only the first part of a trilogy I was even more happy.

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Dec 12, Frank rated it liked it Shelves: At the start of the story he is in possession of Dragonslicer and in the business of hunting dragons. I would recommend the trilogy to anyone interested in the The trilogy revolves around 12 magical swords forged by the Gods, each with its distinct capability. This volume combines the first three books in the Sqberhagen of Swords series.

Then, inSaberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, The Golden People. He then quit and took up writing full-time. The swords were made by the Greek god Hesphestus god of blacksmithing and put on earth to be fought over by mortals for some This is first book in Swords series written by Saberhagen.


This one is from so far back, I read it years ago. When she is old and powerless, she finally agrees. Even though it starts off as just another fantasy novel with Mark saverhagen on revenge for his slain family members it quickly turns into a great adventure story with a definite purpose.

The story takes a rather strange detour in the middle as we follow Nestor on a side-quest – he never really rises above secondary character status and, unlike very nearly all of the characters in this book, we never see him in the sequels. Four of the swords make an appearance in the first book: Its central theme revolves around twelve magical Swords forged by the gods, each endowed with a particular power or gift, and how various people acquire and use them.

Magic is an arcane and subtle art in the Swords universe. The Sword is incredibly unreliable, however, as it is not unusual for it to abruptly disappear and seek out a new fted, often at inconvenient times.

Jan 31, Matt rated it really liked it. This being the first book, it makes me want to read more but not in as much earnest as The Books of the Gods series did. Tasavalta becomes free to many of the Swords, where they are heavily guarded and kept out of the hands of evildoers.

Dec 17, Sean swogds it liked it Shelves: May 06, Jeffrey Daniels rated it really liked it. Jan 26, Sven Mysterioso rated it liked it.