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When Death Birds Fly (Cormac Mac Art #4)

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The name of Lucanor "Magus" strikes fear into the souls of all who sail the rough seas between Galicia and Britannia, for the spells of this mage and sorcerer are as evil as his heart--and he will rule these shores by whatever means he can. But he reckons without Cormac mac Art, he of the black hair and light eyes who has struck his own kind of fear throughout his native ...more
Published (first published November 1st 1980)
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Pretty good historical/S&S adventure. I am a fan of several of Robert E Howard's minor characters,like Bran Mak Morn, El Borak and Cormac Mac Art. I find them more interesting than a certain Cimmerian super star. This tale, along with Tower of Death, was co-written with Keith Taylor, and is better for it. Although Andy Offutt is tagged as the primary writer, I think Taylor is responsible for the best parts of the book; like the combat scenes, the elements of mythology and horror, and the ...more
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Sep 02, 2011 Gerald Black rated it it was amazing
As a sword and sorcery fan, the Cormac tales run a close second behind Conan in terms of favorite literary characters of all time. That being said, I enjoyed the swashbuckling action of all the Offutt offerings, but this is by far the best.
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Maybe 3 and a half stars. My favorite of the Cormac Mac Art pastiches written by Offutt.
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Andrew Jefferson Offutt was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He wrote as Andrew J. Offutt, A.J. Offutt, and Andy Offut. His normal byline, andrew j. offutt, had his name in all lower-case letters. His son is the author Chris Offutt.

Offutt began publishing in 1954 with the story And Gone Tomorrow in If. Despite this early sale, he didn't consider his professional life to have begun
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Cormac Mac Art (7 books)
  • Cormac Mac Art (The Robert E. Howard Library, Vol. I)
  • The Mists of Doom (Cormac Mac Art, #1)
  • The Tower of Death (Cormac Mac Art Series)
  • Cormac MacArt: Sword of the Gael
  • The Undying Wizard
  • The Sign of the Moonbow

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