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The Horse Lord (Book of Years #1)

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Seeking vengeance on the enemies who have slain his clan, young warrior Aldric begins a quest for the one weapon of power that can destroy the magic of an evil sorcerer dead for five-hundred years.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 6th 1987 by DAW (first published 1983)
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Matt Turnbull
Jan 25, 2013 Matt Turnbull rated it really liked it
Under-rated series. Although the writing style is a little funky, he does - I think - an admirable job of composition such that the characters' emotional state comes through. And this is a fantastic story!
Ian Anderson
This felt like a novel written by someone whose played Dungeons and Dragons style role playing games. After some scene setting chapters a catastrophy occurs to Aldric and his family, and he sets out to get revenge. He meets a bunch of helpful people along the way including an extremely powerful wizard. The setting is a typical fantasy-medieval one, with a hybrid European-Samurai culture.

Given how powerful wizards are in this book, it seemed surprising to me that all three wizards in the story ar
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Leon Aldrich
A light fantasy read, falling just under Magician: Apprentice.
Adon Coya
Jul 20, 2014 Adon Coya rated it liked it
A good story, a bit cliched, but in a vibrant and live cosmos. The history details are well researched, and the language used masterly. There are not many characters that matter, and the viewpoint of the narrative changes frequently, always providing insight to the reader of what's going on.
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Feb 12, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
Excellent fantasy story. Morwood creates a complex yet believable world. Nice fast paced storytelling and interesting characters make this a great read. Highly recommended
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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.
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