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The Rover

The Rover

Mel Odom

Tor Books

Edgewick Lamplighter (Wick to his friends) is a humble librarian in the isolated halls of Greydawn Moors until dreams of wanderlust and a bit of dereliction in his duties result in his being shanghaied to a far-off land.

Captured by pirates, sold into slavery, and adopted by a gang of thieves, Wick soon finds himself with more adventures than even a halfling librarian can imagine.

Rival gangs, goblin marauders, evil wizards, and monstrous dragons are soon after the wee adventurer and his newfound allies in a tale of treasures and treachery, magic and mystery, where even a little guy can rise to the occasion and save the day.

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The Rover
1A Meeting of Dreadful PortentShadows, Wick thought sourly as he studied the treacherous mass of darkness at the end of the long bookcase, are foul and nasty things. They're mostly useless, only showing someone where he is when he already knows he's there. And what's the good of that?Of course, evil things that dwelt in darkness loved shadows because they allowed them to walk in the light of day--just before they pounced on an unsuspecting victim.Holding tightly onto the glimmerworm candle he carried, Wick paused between two huge bookcases in Hralbomm's Wing of the Great Library and
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Praise for The Rover

"Move over Terry Brooks, Mel Odom is a master storyteller of the ways of the weefolk" - Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms and Band of Four series

"Smartly told" - Library Journal

"A charming fantasy ...a cute, smartly told pastiche of Tolkien and Terry Brooks" - Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mel Odom

  • Mel Odom is the award-winning author of The Rover, as well as numerous books in the Forgotten Realms, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mack Bolan, and the Shadow Run series. A devotee of historical research, this is his first novel of historical horror. He lives in Moore, Oklahoma.
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    The Rover

    The Rover

    Mel Odom

    ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults), NYPL Books for the Teen Age
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