THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC Three galactic empires and their spheres of influence co-existed in uneasy proximity. The Empires were led by completely different life forms, with only one thing in common: demons. Each had a legend of humanoid creatures with hooves and horns, unspeakably evil. The similarity of the legends across the galaxy had led to speculation that they had some basis in fact.... Now explorers have discovered the bodies of two horned creatures, gigantic in stature, perfectly preserved, and as they realized in the last few seconds of their lives not dead at all. But the legends also agreed that the real danger a demon represented was to one's soul. The desperate humans and other beings who answered the distress signal of the doomed expedition would find out the truth behind that part of the legend as well.... "Splendid adventure . . . Chalker's humans and aliens are extremely well drawn." —Publishers Weekly "Eminently entertaining . . . explodes into action from page one." —Houston Post.
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