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The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story (Lost Swords #6)

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Long ago, the gods forged Twelve Swords of Power and threw them on the gameboard of life for men to scramble over. But they forged too well; the Swords could kill the gods themselves.

Now the great Mindsword reenters the world of men, bringing others' mindless devotion to him who wields it: Prince Murat of Culm, who intends to give it to Princess Kristin of Tasavalta. But f
Paperback, 250 pages
Published June 15th 1991 by Tor Books (first published December 1990)
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Patricia Hamill
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story is an excellent story of tragedy and corruption of the soul.

Prince Murrat, smitten by Princess Kristin during his last visit to Tasavalta when he stole Woundhealer with the aid of Coinspinner, is determined to make it up to the lonely princess and hopes to win her away from ever-absent Prince Mark. What better way to do so than to present her with the Mindsword, a god forged sword with the power to convert all within it's radius into devoted follo
Jefferson Coombs
Feb 01, 2016 rated it liked it
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I read the Sword books in high school. I remember liking them and enjoying having the magic revolve around the weapon rather than a person. In this series I remember liking some books more than others so some of them should probably be rated 4 stars but I don't remember which were the better ones, it has been too many years. This will be the same review for all of the books in the series except for the last two which were published after I left high school and so were not read at the same time.
Jon Austen
Aug 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is the worst of all the Book Of Swords series. If I were to recommend one to skip, this one is a tease until the end, which is unsatisfying. Almost nothing consequential happens in the last half of the book except descriptions of characters being jealous of sword ownership and paranoid of swords sneaking up. Not worth it. The other books are ok, just not this one.
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
see first book of swords for my review of the series. Its been a while so I may blunder but I seem to recall there weren't any exceptions to the awesomeness outside of the fact that the first three were a little slower than the rest.
Jan 14, 2012 rated it liked it
All people within a hundred yards worship the person who holds this sword. The person can no longer put the sword down and b7egins to suffers delusions of grandeur.
Justin Salisbury
Jan 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is a rather odd fantasy setting, but I really enjoy these books.
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Totally enjoyed the entire series. Classic Fantasy!
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Fred Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his ''Beserker'' and Dracula stories.

Saberhagen also wrote a series of a series of post-apocalyptic mytho-magical novels beginning with his popular ''Empire of the East'' and continuing through a long series of ''Swords'' and ''Lost Swords'' novels. Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Other Books in the Series

Lost Swords (8 books)
  • The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story (Lost Swords, #1)
  • The Second Book of Lost Swords: Sightblinder's Story (Lost Swords, #2)
  • The Third Book of Lost Swords: Stonecutter's Story (Lost Swords, #3)
  • The Fourth Book of Lost Swords: Farslayer's Story (Lost Swords, #4)
  • The Fifth Book of Lost Swords: Coinspinner's Story (Lost Swords, #5)
  • The Seventh Book of Lost Swords: Wayfinder's Story (Lost Swords, #7)
  • The Last Book of Swords: Shieldbreaker's Story (Lost Swords, #8)