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Queen of Demons

The second book in the epic saga of 'The Lord of the Isles'

Lord of the Isles (Volume 2)

David Drake

Tor Fantasy

In the world of the Isles, the elemental forces of magic are rising to a thousand-year peak. A small bank of companions has set forth across a world in the process of transformation in search of their destinies. Now their epic adventure continues.

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Day 2 of the Fourth Month (Heron)
 
 
Garric or-Reise leaned on the rail of a balcony that existed only in his fancy, watching his physical body practice swordsmanship in the garden below. He wasn't asleep, but his conscious mind had become detached from the body's motions. In this reverie he met and spoke with the ghost of his ancestor who had died a thousand years before.
Garric gestured toward where his physical self hacked at a post with his lead-weighted sword. "It's as boring as plowing a field," he said. "And there at least you have a furrow to show for it."
"You've
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"David Drake's Lord of the Isles is an epic with the texture of the legends of yore, and rousing action and characters to cheer for."--Terry Goodkind

"More shapely than the original volume, and beguilingly set forth."--Kirkus Reviews

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  • David Drake

  • David Drake (born 1945) sold his first story (a fantasy) at age 20. His undergraduate majors at the University of Iowa were history (with honors) and Latin (BA, 1967). He uses his training in both subjects extensively in his fiction.

    David entered Duke Law School in 1967 and graduated five years later (JD, 1972). The delay was caused by his being drafted into the US Army. He served in 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse, in Viet Nam and Cambodia. He has used his legal and particularly his military experiences extensively in his fiction also.

    David practiced law for eight years; drove a city bus for one year; and has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981. He reads and travels extensively.

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    Queen of Demons

    The second book in the epic saga of 'The Lord of the Isles'

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    David Drake

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