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The Swordsman

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Jack Leigh is a soldier of fortune, far from home. He's a brilliant "sword for hire," but in the dangerous Riverlands dukedom of Rhondia he gets more than he bargained for. Treachery, treason and dark magic swirl in powerful undercurrents; along the canals and in the menacing heart of Nimmenwald forest lurk unimaginable threats: the bo'zhe, barbarians from Saihabara, and a ...more
ebook, 284 pages
Published April 13th 2009 by Smashwords Edition
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Fehu
Nov 14, 2011 Fehu rated it it was amazing
This book is the first I've read by Mel Keegan and I was nicely surprised!
It had an interesting plot, with wizards, fleeing princes and a dark magic.
Also in a lot of novels werewolves are something nice, not here, so this is not for werewolf lovers.

A swordsman travels to find riches to save his homeland but in entering Rhondia he gets more than he bargained for. The heir apparent has a lot of half-siblings plotting his death but the biggest danger is are the dark woods of Nimmenwald and its inh
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Mar 17, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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SlashReaders: Part of what annoyed me most about it is that it had a very unfinished feel to it is there or was there going to be more of this? It was good as Keegan seemed to always do in my opinion though sometimes better than others. This wasn't one of my favorites of his books, I think he probably would've done better just to put it all in one book, but then I might change my mind when I get to the next ones. Because there was a strong ending for this one and a good place to begin another on ...more
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Very well written. I just wish the author hadn't done that thing where all the place names are based off of some real world equivalent.
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Nice historic-style fantasy romance.
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A self-confessed science fiction and fantasy devotee, Keegan is known for novels across a wide range of subjects, from the historical to the future action-adventure. Mel lives in South Australia with an eccentric family and a variety of pets.

Every Mel Keegan book is strong on gay or bisexual heroes (also, often, on gay villains), and some of these heroes are the most delicious in fiction: Jarrat
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