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Web Of The Spider (War of the Wizards #3)

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Daring pirate captain! Bold-hearted adventuress!

Brave and beautiful Tiana, enemy of the evil and powerful wizard Ekron, embarks on the most perilous of all her adventures at the helm of the Vixen.

Armed with a black casket and its mysterious contents, as eyes track her from a distant storm-tossed island and fireballs roar from a crimson sky, Tiana, Highrider of Reme, journe
Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 1981 by Pocket Books
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Feb 01, 2014 rated it liked it
It changes gears about halfway through. It begins with the same tone and material as the previous two books. Tiana Highrider switches between egotistical, vain, and insecure, all according to a certain stereotype. Its success as comic relief is a matter of the reader's tastes. I found it grating. The plot would advance for a time and I'd forget my irritation, and out of the blue she'd think something disappointingly cliche--that her breasts are inconveniently large or that she's much prettier th ...more
Deborah Brown
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Re-read the whole series over the last week in honor of Mr. Offut's recent passing on into Drood's arms and am relieved to find that I still enjoy the series despite its slightly dated themes. Tiana can be an aggravation, of course, but I've always felt that that was intentional on Offut's part. I doubt his tongue was very far from his cheek when he worked on this series.

All in all, I'd recommend the series with the caveat that he was writing in a time period when the sort of over-the-top heroic
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this. I enjoyed the first two books in the series, but I felt that this one was the best of the bunch and brings things together in a fairly satisfying read. Good none too serious hack and slash.
Aaron Humphrey
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
This is a hard book to rate, but despite some great scenes, and a satisfying ending, it suffers from the problem of having a really annoying main character.
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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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