Thousands of years ago, the mad emperor Lokan controlled the Nightsword--and imposed his twisted desires on all that lived. Then Lokan mysteriously vanished behind the Maelstrom Wall, into the quantum chaos of the galactic core. But legend says that somewhere behind the Wall, the Nightsword is hidden, its awesome energies waiting to be used again . . . for good or evil.
When Earther astronaut Jeremy Griffiths donned the Mantle of Kendis-Dai and became blessed--and perhaps cursed--with infinite knowledge, he learned the exact direction of Lokan's ill-fated route. And now the secrets stored in his head have made him the target of everyone who has ever coveted the Nightsword for their own ends. Griffiths wants only to get his crew safely home to Earth--and to impress the bewitching, bewildering Merinda Neskat. Yet he is caught firmly in the middle of galactic agendas beyond his control, and this new quest will prove to be the challenge of a lifetime . . .
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The Nightsword is the second book in Weis & Hickman's Starshield series, a series that introduces what could be the most exciting new world to arrive on the sf/fantasy scene in years. Because the authors have posited a universe where the actual laws of physics vary from region to region, where technology reigns in some places, and magic is the power in others, so that no matter where you go, anything is possible.
--Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor
"Not content to simply create new worlds like the rest of us mortals, Weis and Hickman have decided to re-invent the entire galaxy--and they do it beautifully."
--R. A. SALVATORE
"THE SCALE IS EPIC, THE ACTION IS CINEMATIC,
the characters are endearingly and engagingly human.
Weis and Hickman take their magic to the stars!"
Author of The Brothers' War
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Book Description Del Rey, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11034542462X
Book Description Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 034542462X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1813978