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The House of the Stag

The House of the Stag

Kage Baker

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Before the Riders came to their remote valley the Yendri led a tranquil pastoral life. When the Riders conquered and enslaved them, only a few escaped to the forests. Rebellion wasn't the Yendri way; they hid or passively resisted, taking consolation in the prophecies of their spiritual leader. Only one possessed the necessary rage to fight back: Gard the foundling, half-demon, who began a one-man guerrilla war against the Riders. His struggle ended in the loss of the family he loved, and condemnation from his own people. Exiled, he was taken as a slave by powerful mages.

Bitter and wiser, he finds more subtle ways to earn his freedom. This is the story of his rise to power, his vengeance, his unlikely redemption, and his maturation into a loving father—as well as a lord and commander of demon armies. Kage Baker, author of the popular and witty fantasy, The Anvil of the World, returns to that magical world for another story of adventure, love, and a fair bit of ironic humor.

World Fantasy Award - Finalist

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Chapter One


The Inventory


It's an immense and grand ledger: clasps plated in gold, cut jewels set along the spine, elaborate tooling to ornament the black stuff in which it is bound. All the same, it's a rather...

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“Highly engrossing…Baker has done an excellent job. A good read for the pleasure of a good story and the high quality of the writing.” —Booklist

“Demonstrates her gift for epic storytelling on a compact scale, grand in scope yet touched with small moments of wry humor. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

“[Baker] tosses nearly every trope of the field into the plot, but still comes out with a pretty nice stew.” —San Diego Union-Tribune

“Her usual high level of ingenuity and wit.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

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