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The Fourth Book of Lost Swords: Farslayer's Story (Books of Lost Swords) epub

by Fred Saberhagen


The Fourth Book of Lost Swords: Farslayer's Story (Books of Lost Swords) epub

ISBN: 0812552849

ISBN13: 978-0812552843

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Category: Science Fiction

Subcategory: Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (March 15, 1990)

ePUB book: 1984 kb

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Rating: 4.6

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The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story (Lost Swords, Long ago, the gods forged Twelve Swords of Power and threw them on the gameboard of life for men to scramble over.

The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story (Lost Swords, by Fred Saberhagen. Long ago, the gods forged Twelve Swords of Power and threw them on the gameboard of life for men to scramble over. But they forged too well; the Swords could kill the gods themselves. Now the great Mindsword reenters the world of men, bringing others' mind. Berserkers: The Beginning (Berserkers, & by Fred Saberhagen.

The first three books of this series recounted the stories of the swords called Woundhealer, Sightblinder and Stonecutter

The first three books of this series recounted the stories of the swords called Woundhealer, Sightblinder and Stonecutter. This volume is focused on Farslayer, which can kill anyone named by the person holding or throwing it. The feuding clans of Malolo and Senones use the weapon to destroy each other, leaving as survivors only youngsters bent on vengeance.

After a hiatus in The Third Book of Lost Swords: Stonecutter's Story, Fred Saberhagen goes back to his main characters . The farslayer's sword is the sword of vengeance with which two feuding families slaughter each other. Zoltan meets the mermaid, Black Pearl, again

After a hiatus in The Third Book of Lost Swords: Stonecutter's Story, Fred Saberhagen goes back to his main characters Mark, Ben and Zoltan. One of the better books in this saga, the story is told to the reader in a very peculiar way, sometimes giving an illusion of long and sometimes short periods of time to pass that further reading proves wrong, it is a style that can easily leads to a disastrous book, but Saberhagen did manage to do it in a viable way, and. it ended up pretty good. Zoltan meets the mermaid, Black Pearl, again.

Cover Art : Harry O. Morris. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to real people or events is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated

The Book of Swords Series is a series of science fiction/fantasy novels written by Fred Saberhagen.

The Book of Swords Series is a series of science fiction/fantasy novels written by Fred Saberhagen. The story revolves around the Twelve Swords of Power, which were forged by the gods and given to humanity, and how various characters acquire and use them. The series spans several decades and features dozens of characters. The First Book of Swords (1983). The Second Book of Swords (1983). The Third Book of Swords (1984). Woundhealer's Story (1986). Sightblinder's Story (1987). Stonecutter's Story (1988).

The Fourth Book of Lost Swords: Farslayer's Story. The Fifth Book of Lost Swords: Coinspinner's Story. The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story. The Seventh Book of Lost Swords: Wayfinder's Story. The Last Book of Lost Swords: Shieldbreaker's Story.

This story is of Farslayer, the sword that can kill from across an entire world. Books related to The Fourth Book Of Lost Swords. The game is fierce; the prize is the sword. The players are Black Pearl, an ensorcelled mermaid, and Cosmos her treacherous lover; Prince Zoltan and Prince Mark; the evil macrowizard Wood; and an enigmatic woman who arrives astride a griffin.

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Title: Book Lost Swords 4:Farslayers: Farslayers Story Item Condition: used item in a good condition. The Swords of Power created by the Gods all possess a unique and deadly quality. Lost for centuries, the Swords - unforgiving and lost no more - are now in the hands of mortal men. This is the story of Farslayer, the Sword that can kill from afar, found by a mermaid who is a human under a curse.

Manufacturer: Tor Books Release date: 15 March 1990 ISBN-10 : 0812552849 ISBN-13: 9780812552843. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Long, long ago, the Gods forged Twelve Swords of Power, each with a unique and deadly quality. They forged too well, for the swords could kill the Gods themselves. Then the swords were lost, scattered across the land; and many are they, both good and evil, who are desperate to find them again.This story is of Farslayer, the sword that can kill from across and entire world. The game is fierce; the prize is the sword. The players are Black Pearl, and enscorcelled mermaid, and Cosmos her treacherous lover; Prince Zoltan and Prince Mark; the evil macrowizard Wood; and an enigmatic woman who arrives astride a griffin...
Zoltan, paired up with Yambu, the former Silver Queen turned pilgrim, is on a self-imposed mission to find the lonely mermaid he encountered years ago on his first adventure. Planning to proclaim his undying love and hoping to find a cure for her cursed condition, he arrives in the feud torn valley just a short time after Farslayer, a god-forged sword with the power to enact vengeance upon anyone, human or immortal, is unleased between two rival families with dire results for both.

Black Pearl, the mermaid, cautiously welcomes Zoltan but hides the fact that she had all but forgotten him and now pines for someone else, Cosmo Malalo, who disappeared into the night with the horrific Sword of Vengeance on the night it was put into play.

What I enjoy most about this book is that it makes you think. The characters are dynamic, imperfect people capable of doing wonderful things one moment and horrible the next.

A good read.
Excellent series of books - classic fantasy at its best.
This book focuses on the futility of revenge.
Farslayer is shown not so much a sword to have as a sword to prevent you enemies from having since using it almost guarantees your own death.

There are a few good characters in the book and some of them display a great deal of cynicism, even the good guys.

There is not a lot of action since the focus is on finding the sword but the ending makes up for this with a huge mess of violence and death.

The ending leaves some open questions and no clear victor which is nice.

The heavy influence of the Emperor is in this book again and his ability to predict the future has never been explained so it looks like a crutch to help the plot along.

Another enjoyable instalment in the series.
This is the story of Farslayer, the sword that kills anyone anywhere with perfect precision.

At the beginning of the book, a ship carrying Farslayer wrecks and the sword is picked by a Mermaid named Black Pearl.

Black Pearl is friends with a magician whose family is engaged in a feud with a rival clan. Eventually, the family's proceed to slaughter each other, before one of the members takes off with the sword.

The Pilgrims Yambu and Zoltan, arrive on the scene, hear about the sword and begin searching. Word has also reached the evil wizard Wood who sends one of his servants in search of the sword.

Eventually, Prince Mark wielding Stonecutter and Ben show up.

The entire books focuses on the two clans and their search for the sword.
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What I found frustrating about this book along with the other 3 books before this book is that nothing significant happens.

Only two swords make an appearance in this book. And Farslayer isn't the most important sword. It can only kill person at a time. And wielder has to lose it order to use it. In the first book Baron Amintor had Farslayer and the Prince didn't care about the sword. They even wounded the Baron and drove him off alone when they recovered Shieldbreaker and they didn't give pursuit.

Prince Mark doesn't make it a secret that he's carrying Stonecutter which is pretty much useless in this book. The other side doesn't care about Stonecutter. You'd think that Wood would send in reinforcements in an attempt to take both swords but he doesn't care. In fact at the end both sides simply ignore Stonecutter.

So this book is completely unnecessary. Like it's predecessors the ending raises more questions than it answers.

So it's barely two stars.
I think I've read this whole series, or at least the books I can get my hands on that is. The books are excellent, with well-developed characters and interesting story line. The author uses a system of magic I haven't seen anywhere else, the universe is based on group belief, if enough people believe something it's real... as people lose belief it dies... Well Far slayer's story is about 2 feuding families who hate each other so much; they forget what they hate each other for. Far Slayer enters their world and the two families start killing each other off... There is a Romeo And Juliet thing going here too... it starts slow, but ends well... I enjoyed it very much... just hang in through the beginning and you'll be glad you did.
This story is awesome for one reason: Cosmo Malolo's relationship with a mermaid. What goes on in that grotto? Fondling to be sure. What else? Who knows? Well, we can reasonably deduce given the limited options. But alas, relations with mermaids are looked down upon in the village. It's viewed as taking advantage, equivalent to dating a 16 year-old. But does that stop Cosmo? Oh hellll naw. He's gonna get him a piece of that mermaid fin. He doesn't even care. If two consenting adults want to service one another in a grotto, that's their business. Even if one of them has a condition that renders her lady-parts inoperable. You don't see people raising a ruckus when handicapped people have relationships with non-handicapped people. What's the difference?! WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
This book does not deserve to be in print.It wanders too far from where the story needs to be,I wish I could get a refund for it.