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The Gathering Flame

Mageworlds (Volume 4)

Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald

Tor Science Fiction

The Prequel to Mageworlds:

First their scoutships appeared above the outplanets. Raiding parties followed, then whole armadas bent on loot and conquest. The Mages break the warfleets that oppose them. They take entire planets. Who can stop them?

Not Perada Rosselin, Domina of Entibor. She's the absolute ruler of a rich world and all its colonies, but Entibor's space fleet is too small to mount a defense. And Perada herself, just back from school on distant Galcen, is almost an outworlder in her own court.

Not Jos Metadi, the most famous--or notorious--of the privateers of Innish-Kyl. Jos can fight the Mages and he can beat them one on one, but his preferred targets are cargo vessels, not the dangerous and unprofitable ships of war. Metadi stays clear of the Mageworlds' battle fleet--when he can.

Not Errec Ransome. He understands the Magelords better than anyone. But there are some things he'll never tell--and some things he's sworn to himself that he'll never do again.

Now the Mages have attacked Entibor. That was their first mistake...

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I. GALCENIAN DATING 974 A.FENTIBORAN REGNAL YEAR 38 VERATINAERREC RANSOME--late of Ilarna, now copilot and navigator of Jos Metadi's Warhammer--ran up the broad staircase of the Double Moon two steps at a time. In the public rooms behind him, the sounds and smells of raucous celebration filled the air like thick smoke. Metadi's privateers had come back again to Waycross, and the party had just begun.They'd had a good run this time. Nobody had gotten blown up--except for Celeyn, and that was his own damned fault--and the Mageships had dropped out of hyperspace right where
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  • Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald

  • Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald live in Colebrook, New Hampshire. Their previous SF novels include The Price of the Stars, Starpilot's Grave, By Honor Betray'd, The Long Hunt, and The Stars Asunder. Their fantasy novel, Knight's Wyrd, won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.
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