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The Book of Seven Hands: A Foreworld SideQuest (The Foreworld Saga)

The Book of Seven Hands: A Foreworld SideQuest (The Foreworld Saga) [Kindle Edition]

Barth Anderson
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SideQuests are stand-alone stories or novellas that chronicle the heroes, villains, and adventures in The Foreworld Saga across numerous eras and ages. They can be read in any order with or without prior knowledge of The Foreworld Saga.

Expert swordsmen Basilio and Alejo have one last mission before they go their separate ways: they must recover their teacher Don Manuel's ancient fighting manual and take it to remote Cataluña in order to have it translated by the famous alchemist Paracelsus. Unbeknownst to them, however, Don Manuel has been murdered, and a host of powerful forces has come looking for the coveted book – everyone from old lovers and lifelong archenemies to the King's assassin, and the Spanish Inquisition.

The adventures of Basilio and Alejo usher in a new era of adventures in Foreworld, one wherein the Shield-Brethren, the fabled warrior monks of the medieval era, have been stricken from history. Old traditions are threatened and long-standing secrets are in danger of being revealed.

About the Author

Barth Anderson is the author of two novels, The Patron Saint of Plagues and The Magician and The Fool (both from Random House) and the latter was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2009. Anderson's short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Talebones, and he won the Spectrum Award for Best Short Fiction in 2004 for his short story "Lark Till Dawn, Princess."

Anderson is chief blogger at Fair Food Fight, specializing in shaking up the food and ag worlds. He lives in Minneapolis.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 313 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (19 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B1ENSI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of this book 30 April 2013
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It was good I have enjoyed the others in this series . My only complaint would be that the stories themselves are shortchanged by being too short.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the book of seven hands 26 May 2013
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the story went a long at fast pace you could almost feel influence of the inquisition and hoped that it would keep away from the main characters
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the main series 23 Jan 2014
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This book is part of a series of books and short stories that continue the Mongoliad idea. They are stand alone stories and don't have to be read in order or with the main saga and they are better for it! Each book has a beginning, a middle and an end where as a lot of books in series are all middle.

They also cover unusual bit of history for english novels in this case late medieval Spain. i found it a very enjoyable page turner. Recomended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, fast and fascinating. 11 Dec 2013
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I liked the late twist I. The personality of of the story, Basilio.
The characters came to life as the story developed, enjoyed Paraclesus and Alefos.
Good story line fast and fascinating.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but fizzled out. 17 Sep 2013
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Started well, the plot was developing apace, but it was allowed to fizzle out without any real reason, like the author just ran out of steam.
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