Bahzell of the Hradani is Back!
Exciting Fantasy Adventure
by the New York Times
Best-Selling Author of the
Honor Harrington Series.
In The War God's Own, Bahzell had managed to stop a war by convincing Baron Tellian, leader of the Sothoii, to "surrender" to him, the War God's champion. Now, he has journeyed to the Sothoii Wind Plain to oversee the parole he granted to Tellian and his men, to represent the Order of Tomanak, the War God, and to be an ambassador for the hradani. What's more, the flying coursers of the Sothoii have accepted Bahzell as a windrider—the first hradani windrider in history. And since the windriders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell's ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. That combination of duties would have been enough to keep anyone busy—even a warrior prince like Bahzell—but additional complications are bubbling under the surface. The goddess Shigu, the Queen of Hell, is sowing dissension among the war maids of the Sothoii. The supporters of the deposed Sothoii noble who started the war are plotting to murder their new leige lord and frame Bahzell for the deed. Of course, those problems are all in a day's work for a champion of the War God. But what is Bahzell going to do about the fact that Baron Tellian's daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man—or hradani—for her
Praise for the Earlier Novels in the Series:
Oath of Swords
"David Weber branches out into fantasy with this latest novel, and does as well as he does with hardware-heavy space opera . . . colorful characters . . . compelling reading, with plenty of sword & sorcery action and a pleasant sense of humor." —Locus
"The creator of SF series heroine Honor Harrington turns successfully to fantasy . . . Weber is . . . emerging as a consistent producer of highly entertaining and intelligent action tales." —Booklist
The War God's Own
"The action is brisk, the world-building an intelligent extrapolation from classic fantasy elements. . . . Most fantasy fans should find the novel . . . irresistibly entertaining fare. . . ." —Publishers Weekly
"Filled with memorable and distinctive characters . . . [The War God's Own] will have new readers looking for the first book and anticipating the sure-to-come third. . . . Weber proves his talent for the storyteller's cadences . . . this book is for readers who enjoy immersing themselves in the myriad dimensions of an alternative world." —VOYA
"Excellent fantasy drama. . . ." —The Bookwatch
"Bahzell Bahnakson, the reluctant hero of Oath of Swords, returns in this entertaining fantasy sequel . . . there's plenty of action and amusing banter . . . making it a great read." —Locus
". . . a well realized fantasy world . . . Weber deftly fleshes out such concepts as the undergound cities of the tale's dwarves, the immortality of its elves, [and] the power of its demons to destroy those who summon them. . . ." —Booklist