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The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story
June 04, 2020 Comments.. 358
The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story Fred Saberhagen Once the gods forged twelve Swords of Power, but they forged too well The Swords could kill the gods themselves.Now, the gods gone, the Swords are scattered across the land and Mark, Prince Consort of Tasavalta, must find Woundhealer, the Sword of Healing, to help his young son Adrian.But the evil wizard Burslam has joined with Mark s enemy, Baron Amintor, stealing WoundhOnce the gods forged twelve Swords of Power, but they forged too well The Swords could kill the gods themselves.Now, the gods gone, the Swords are scattered across the land and Mark, Prince Consort of Tasavalta, must find Woundhealer, the Sword of Healing, to help his young son Adrian.But the evil wizard Burslam has joined with Mark s enemy, Baron Amintor, stealing Woundhealer and luring Mark s nephew Zoltan away only to have Zoltan begin his own dangerous quest.. The First Book of Lost Swords Woundhealer s Story Once the gods forged twelve Swords of Power but they forged too well The Swords could kill the gods themselves Now the gods gone the Swords are scattered across the land and Mark Prince Consort of
  • Title: The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story
  • Author: Fred Saberhagen
  • ISBN: 9780812553376
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Mike says:

      This is one of the classics of fantasy It s the story of twelve magical swords In a world of magic, of gods and demons, Vulcan, smith of the gods creates twelve swords of unimaginable power Power so great that they overcame the gods themselves Now nations and would be kings fight over control of the swords, and powers and age old demons vie for control of the world.This story if from what I would like to call the Golden Age of Fantasy The good guys are good and the bad guys are bad There are one [...]

    2. Ross says:

      I have just finished this, the first book in what was, or is, a trilogy Unlike most trilogies however, I have no need to immediately track down book two in this series, it could very well stand alone.It was a decent, quick read, there was a mystery element that I was able to solve before it was revealed to the audience, however, just barely did I meet the reveal, which means that the writer hid his cards well, because I am usually able to sniff these things out quicker than other people.The char [...]

    3. Bobby Lundy says:

      There are twelve swords that were forged by the gods They are swords of both made for the annihilation of your enemy and the healing of your allies This is the story of the sword Woundhealer even though it is not a sword that can be used offensively it is still sought after by many The book begins by telling us about the son of prince mark that has an illness mental illness that makes him have a variety of different problems such as blindness, the inability to move on his own, and has a sickness [...]

    4. Patricia Hamill says:

      The First Book of Lost Swords picks up several years after the Third Book of Swords leaves off.Mark, Ben and Barbara are still featured but tend to play a secondary role to Mark s nephew, Zoltan, and a mysterious old wizard who pops up in the strangest places to aid Zoltan in his travels A new nemesis, The Master, is introduced and old enemies are reinvented The storyline, as the title infers, revolves around Woundhealer, a sword with the power to heal and to transform a person s heart, but Shie [...]

    5. Onefinemess says:

      You know, I don t think I ever actually read this book before I think my childish young self must have assumed that a story about a sword that heals couldn t be that interesting At least that s the only reason I can think of for skipping the first book in a series Hmm, no wait, as I recall now our local library was only spotty in what it had, so I just read what I could get That s probably a better answer.I love that this book was so fast moving Written in 1986 at a whopping 278 pages it s a coo [...]

    6. Travis says:

      Was a big Sabrehagen fan in high school and then he kind of faded away and doesn t get mentioned much any.Shame, as he is a solid writer.Found this at a library sale and wasn t until I started reading that I realized this is the first book of his second Swords trilogy.Surprisingly, it s a good read and stands on it s own.When he references the other books, he gives you enough info so you never feel lost.Some bits of info he dropped got me interested in tracking down the other Swords books.This b [...]

    7. Nathan says:

      I read this book after a good 12 15 year break from reading the original Book of Swords series I honestly don t recall a whole lot about that series other than I seemed to like it It was quirky in its plot, but wide in scope, and the idea behind all these unique magic swords kept me engaged.Since this is the first book in a new series, and it s well written, there s not a whole lot you need to know about the original series and aren t missing a whole lot if you haven t read any of those books.We [...]

    8. William P. says:

      I wish I d reread the earlier books before I got into this Saberhagen isn t kind to new and returning readers in this series and I had some sessions trying to remember what I was missing That said, this is a short, sweet continuation of an interesting, if somewhat puzzling, series It s definitely in the Glen Cook camp of fantasy than the Tolkien In particular, there s a kind stylistic similarity to the Instrumentalities of Night series Not really a lot of meat on this one, so we ll see what the [...]

    9. Jefferson Coombs says:

      I read the Sword books in high school I remember liking them and enjoying having the magic revolve around the weapon rather than a person In this series I remember liking some books than others so some of them should probably be rated 4 stars but I don t remember which were the better ones, it has been too many years This will be the same review for all of the books in the series except for the last two which were published after I left high school and so were not read at the same time.

    10. Shannon Appelcline says:

      A nice return to the world, with new villains, new adventures, and lots of swords Feels like a very direct continuation On the downside, the zoltar sections are slow and the ending is all kinds of deus ex machina or Mary Sue or something.

    11. Alex says:

      see first book of swords for my review of the series Its been a while so I may blunder but I seem to recall there weren t any exceptions to the awesomeness outside of the fact that the first three were a little slower than the rest.

    12. Jeremiah Johnson says:

      The story in this book isn t very well thought out or very interesting, but the idea of the swords is pretty cool.

    13. Sheri Litton says:

      This is the 1st I ve read of any of Saberhagens series and I very much enjoyed it I like the fact that they can be read stand alone, but I did just start the 2nd book in this group today.

    14. Darnell says:

      Pretty solid story taking the magic swords concept and making it actually interesting The style is old and pulp inspired, however, so it may be a long time before I read any from this series.

    15. Keith Ford says:

      Liked this a lot Especially like the tie in of different mythologies.

    16. Jennifer says:

      It was good but not very engaging I may pick up the rest of the series when I have nothing much else to read.

    17. Caerigna Lunaltii says:

      Well done first book to the second series Good read for all ages Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    18. Justin Salisbury says:

      This is a rather odd fantasy setting, but I really enjoy these books.

    19. Xeddicus says:

      Pretty standard and a fairly predictable ending, but OK still They better go pick up Farslayer, which I m sure they didn t, though

    20. Tristram Taylor says:

      It s a solid continuation of the series I have a feeling that this book is mostly set up for the rest of the Lost Sword series which is about seven books long.

    21. Mariana says:

      This is an interesting series about swords that are magical This book raised interesting questions about whether one can heal someone with a developmental disability.

    22. D says:

      I think it is better than the Sword Trilogy Some new characters, some old characters.Magic is significant again The swords are still out there, it is truly another chapter in the swords story

    23. Kevin Zwick says:

      Love books by Fred Saberhagen

    24. Iavasul says:

      Very interesting, kind of dark.Wish I read of the series.

    25. Kirsten Simkiss says:

      I m going to come right out and say that I did not finish it.First of all, while this is the first book in a series, there is a previous series that is 100% necessary to understand the world of this series The author makes no attempt to explain anything to those, like me, who picked books up on a whim There was clearly some manner of war that you get in snapshots, but nothing concrete to fill in what you missed in the previous trilogy The book also doesn t mention anywhere that there is a previo [...]

    26. Kate says:

      It s a light kind of story, full of adventure and magic and intrigue I think reading it that it may be just the thing for a twelve year old It s not bad Certainly Saberhagen weaves in fantastic details But the plot s a bit thin, and the characters weren t well developed Either there s too much of an assumption that the reader will know them from the author s previous series or the author is just not that good at developing characters They aren t engaging and I never feel like any of them have an [...]

    27. Stanislas Sodonon says:

      Don t you just love it when a writer packs so much shit on a character s head that you are convinced you will witness a masterful denouement then you just get hit with a Deux Ex Machina Please, no, no, no Refrain, I beg thee

    28. Brent says:

      Not as good as I remembered The premise has stuck with me for over twenty years, but upon re reading, the lack of charter development really hindered my enjoyment of this series.

    29. JR says:

      These books a quite small and done last long

    30. Don says:

      Totally enjoyed the entire series Classic Fantasy

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