Joel Rosenberg The Guardians of the Flame

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The Guardians of the Flame

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When seven students participate in a role-playing game with their college professor, they find themselves in a dangerous magical world from which their only escape is the elusive Gate Between Worlds, in an omnibus volume containing the novels The Sleeping Dragon, The Sword and the Chain, and The Silver Crown.

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This omnibus volume brings together Rosenberg's first fantasy trilogy (The Sleeping Dragon; The Sword and the Chain; The Silver Crown), which if not terribly original boasts energy, wit and a strong moral sensibility. An amiable group of college role-playing gamers enters an alternate world, the land of Pandathaway, where the treachery of their philosophy professor, Arthur Simpson Deighton, launches them on a deadly quest for a magical talisman that would give Deighton almost unlimited power. At the same time, the students seek to rid their new world of the tyranny of the Slaver's Guild. So the dilettante Karl Cullinane becomes the shrewd and mighty warrior Barak; Andrea Andropolous becomes the potent wizard Lotana (as well as Karl's wife); and James Michael Finnegan rises from his wheelchair to be permanently mobile as the dwarf Ahira Bandylegs. Along the way, they acquire some memorable allies, such as the sarcastic young dragon Ellegon, the barely sane ex-slave Tennetty and a girl, Aeia, who ought to be learning to read instead of becoming a deft hand with a crossbow. The group faces an implacable enemy in Ohlmin, the master slaver, and a somewhat uncertain future as their prowess and knowledge forever change Pandathaway. Fast-paced and intelligent, this reprint should gain new fans for Rosenberg.
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