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David Drake

David Drake
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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, writing such novels as Out of the Waters and Monsters of the Earth. He reads and travels extensively.

The Lord of Isles Series

The Lord of Isles Series

Lord of the Isles

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

David Drake's The Lord of the Isles series is a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure in an extraordinary and colorful world where the elemental forces that empower magic are rising to a...

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Air and Darkness

The Books of the Elements

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

Air and Darkness is David Drake's gripping conclusion to the Books of the Elements, a four-volume set of fantasies set in Carce, an analog of ancient Rome.

Here the stakes are raised...

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Up From Hell

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Taranis and his men forage for the collected tribes of the Crow as they march against the Romans, but he brings back more than he bargained for when he frees a beautiful and mysterious prisoner,...

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The Forlorn Hope

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

David Drake's astonishing stand-alone sci-fi military novel about space mercenaries, The Forlon Hope, is not to be missed!

They had fought long and hard, and damn...

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The Legions of Fire

The Books of the Elements

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

In this novel of magical menace to the survival of all humanity, David Drake introduces a new fantasy world, Carce, based on Europe during the later Roman Empire.

Far in the north, a group...

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Servant of the Dragon

Lord of the Isles

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Return again to the world of Lord of the Isles in David Drake's Servant of the Dragon, the third book in the series, set in an epic fantasy world with hundreds of warring kingdoms...

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Master of the Cauldron

Lord of the Isles

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Garric or-Reise was born the son of an innkeeper in Barca's Hamlet on the Isle of Haft, but through valor and determination became first a prince and then the Regent and successor to the feeble Valence...

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Lord of the Isles

Lord of the Isles

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

With Lord of the Isles, David Drake returns to fantasy with a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure in an extraordinary and colorful world where the elemental forces that empower...

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Mistress of the Catacombs

Lord of the Isles

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Return to the the epic tale of the Lord of the Isles, David Drake's saga of magic and might.

For the first time in a thousand years, the Kingdom of the Isles has a government and a...

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Queen of Demons

Lord of the Isles

David Drake
Tor/Forge
Tor Fantasy

Epic Fantasy author David Drake continues his saga The Lord of the Isles with Queen of Demons

In the world of the Isles, the elemental forces of magic are rising to a thousand-year...

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