"The soul is a magician. Only living flesh hampers it."
-- from Death's Master
Death's Master, winner of the August Derleth Award for Fantasy, is the second book of the stunning arabesque high fantasy series Tales from the Flat Earth, which, in the manner of the One Thousand and One Nights, portrays an ancient world in mythic grandeur via connected tales.
Long time ago when the Earth was Flat, beautiful indifferent Gods lived in the airy Upperearth realm above, curious passionate demons lived in the exotic Underearth realm below, and mortals were relegated to exist in the middle.
Uhlume, Lord of Death, second of the Lords of Darkness, King of Shadow and Pallor, makes an unusual bargain which sets in motion an intricate sequence of events that entangle men and gods, queens and kings, sorcerers and witches, and lowly wanderers. When the secret to immortality falls into human hands, dark magic and wickedness are unleashed, testing the bounds of mortal love and sanity, and questioning the nature and purpose of life itself.
Come within this ancient world of brilliant darkness and beauty, of glittering palaces and wondrous elegant beings, of cruel passions and undying love.
Rediscover the exotic wonder that is the Flat Earth.
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Book Description Orbit, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002229631
Book Description Arrow, London, 1985. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. [1st printing](1985). Cover art is uncredited. Winner 1980 August Derleth Award. Stubborn price sticker on rear; corner wear; light creasing; fore edge a little grubby. Bookseller Inventory # LW28
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Book Description Arrow Books 1985, 1985. Paperback ISBN 0099434504 Covers worn at edges with chipping Browned and slightly stained page edges. Wt 0.35 Kg Good. Bookseller Inventory # 8932