“Duncan is an expert at producing page-turning adventure.” —Locus
“For panache, style, and sheer storytelling audacity, Duncan has few peers.” —Kirkus Reviews
“One of the leading masters of epic fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly
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But the World could not be dismissed so lightly. A naked little demigod called Shorty explained that the Goddess needed a swordsman. If Wallie undertook the job and succeeded, all that World had to offer would be his. If he refused, the results would be...unpleasant.
Wallie was not convinced, but Shorty was exquisitely persuasive. Soon Wallie found himself bearing a magnificent sword, with no idea how to use it -- and the servants of the Goddess were out to stop him.