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Demon in the Mirror (War of the Wizards #1)

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Tiana crosses swords with demons, barbarians & vampire nuns!
On a quest to find her lost brother, Tiana of Reme, foster daughter of a pirate captain, ventures on a dangerous journey toward her greatest challenge- the Battle of the Wizards!
Paperback, 189 pages
Published 1978 by Pocket Books
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Matt Sears
Nov 10, 2010 Matt Sears rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, pulp
“Tiana crosses swords with demons, barbarians, vampire nuns!

On a quest to find her lost brother, Tiana of Reme, foster daughter of a pirate captain, ventures on a dangerous journey toward her greatest challenge- the Battle of the Wizards!”
–The back cover

“Tiana, warrior supreme, sails her pirate ship on a perilous quest through the mists of alien lands!”
–The front cover

Copyright 1978 by Pocket Books (this is a later publication but no date is given inside). $2.50 cover price. 189 pages.

Demon in
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Derek
A cover that raises the question: "Horseriding in a brass bikini? Doesn't that pinch?"

Overall, it's an entertaining story, consisting of a series of episodic adventures as Tiana obtains the necessary mummified wizardly body parts for this-doesn't-sound-like-a-good-idea reasons.

But never mind logic or motivation! Or the writing that occasionally tries too hard and winds up using the words like "nigh" and "ere" in narration, or reverses the word order for...I don't know, dramatic effect or somethi
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Robert Dunlap
Feb 20, 2016 Robert Dunlap rated it liked it
The idea was excellent. It is a welcome change to have female medieval leaders and heroines, and though the main character vanquished every foe, the writers avoided Dirk Pitt The Superhuman Effect. It's not as deep a world as Tolkien, nor done with as much background as Niven, but enjoyable all the same. In some sections it gets a little punch drunk with adjectives, but I never had to channel the ghost of Hemingway when reading about fantasy lepers. Ahem.

However, not a chapter goes by and there
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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.

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