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This work contains four sword and sorcery novellas by David A. Hardy, C. J. Burch, Jack Mackanzie, and G. W. Thomas, in that order. All were good. The Hardy tale is "Temple of the Rakshasa," and features a son of the steppes in the exotic land of ancient India. This one had perhaps the best setting. The stories by Burch and Mackanzie each featured a pair of primary characters working together. Burch's two were a pair of lovers who also happened to be mercenaries, Addux and Kouer. Apparently there are two earlier stories featuring these characters. I thought these were probably the best drawn characters in the collection. Mackanzie's pair were Poet and Sirtago. It's hard to pick a favorite tale from this collection. The final story, by Thomas, was called "The Deathmaster's Folly," and I thought it perhaps had the strongest ending. Overall, good stuff.
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