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The Book of Silence Paperback – February 4, 2003
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In this book, the main character, Garth the Overman, unwillingly assists the immortal Forgotten King (the high priest of the god of Death) to work his final magic. Magic that will finally bring an end to his immortality, but may kill many others in the process.
If you've never read the other books in this series, I recommend that you pick up "Lure of the Basilisk", "Seven Altars of Dusarra", and "Sword of Bheleu" first. But if you've read those three already, then I definitely recommend that you pick up this one as well.
In the previous volume, Kyrith was certain that Garth had been held captive by the Baron. She persuaded the City Council of Ordunin to send sixty overman to find Garth. The Baron was in a depressive state when the overmen arrived and would not talk to them. Kyrith decided to lay siege to the town.
Galt came back to Skelleth as co-leader of the group. He didn't have much to do, since Kyrith had taken overall command of the group. He was standing guard in the rain when Saram came out to talk to the overmen.
Garth arrived the following day with Frima and Koros. He also had the Sword of Bheleu, the powerful token of the god of destruction. Since he had lost his other weapons, the Sword was his only means of defense.
Garth already had anger management issues. The Sword kept him at a low level of anger whenever he was near it. The pommel glowed bright red while it was manipulating him.
Garth was extremely angry at the news that the overmen were besieging Skelleth. He sent the first overman that he encountered off to gather the others and take them back to the camp. Then Garth faced his wife and told her that laying siege to Skelleth was an act of war.
In this novel,Garth is an overman. He is a humanoid taller and stronger than a man. He is the Prince of Ordunin -- a port city in the far north -- and Lord of the Overmen of the Northern Waste.Read more ›
Garth escapes the tedium by going on a dragon hunt only to discover that the dragon wasn't what he thought it would be and that some things had best be left alone. And on his return to Skelleth he found that the cult of Aghad, the god of hatred and violence, had initiated a program of revenge against Garth. Starting out by torturing and killing his wife. Suddenly what had been a lighthearted story develops fangs as Garth launches his own revenge campaign - one that will totally change the world.
To get what he wants, the return sword of Bheleu, Garth must agree to fetch The Book of Silence from its hiding place in the crypts of Ur-Dormulk. The results of this quest are as expected - Ur-Dormulk is left facing total destruction, Garth gets the sword, the old king gets the book, and the cult of Aghad starts losing large numbers of worshippers. But the story doesn't stop there. Crisis after crisis must be faced right up to the end of time.Read more ›
For many years now, I have been a great fan of Lawrence Watt-Evans’ wonderful Ethshar series. Having finished all of the Ethshar books currently available, I moved on to his Lords of Dus series, and must say that I was very pleased! This book makes an excellent sequel to The Sword of Bheleu, and a fitting end to a fantastic series. This is a great fantasy story, complete with wizards, gods, magic and lots of swordplay. In particular, I found the author’s use of a non-human as the protagonist to be quite intriguing and masterfully done.
So, if you are a fan of fantasy literature, then you must get this book. You will not be disappointed.