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The Demon Lord
The Demon Lord (Book of Years #2)
Despite being abandoned in the land of his enemies, Aldric, last survivor of his clan, will not turn away from the perilous task he is pledged to complete. Allies ride to his aid, but even if he survives a madman's deadly sorceries and the precarious attentions of an omnipotent dragon, still greater evils await him on his dangerous quest.
(first published 1988)
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I liked this book less than its prequel. (view spoiler)[It feels that anyone the main character meets on his way tends to be someone important for his mission, one way or another; even the ten-years ago deposed heiress to the land, hidden away in an obscure village lost in the biggest forest of the continent... The main character just goes around applying his knowledge, with erratic outbursts and killing sprees, combined with calm and totally thought-out plans. (hide spoiler)] Although it was a ...more
Interesting story. Read this years before I became aware of the historical story that was depicted more recently in the film "Brotherhood of the Wolf". Personally, I really like the character of Aldric, and thought this story did a good job of fleshing him out a bit more, with a good background.
Peter Morwood is primarily a fantasy novelist and screenwriter, though he has also written works of science fiction. His best-known works include the Horse Lords series (in two sequences) and the Tales of Old Russia series.More about Peter Morwood...
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