The Legions of Fire

The Legions of Fire

Book - 2010
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From the Bestselling author of the Lord of the Isles . . .

In this novel of magical menace to the survival of all humanity, David Drake introduces a new fantasy world, Carce, based on Europe during the later Roman Empire.

Far in the north, a group of magicians perform a strange dance on a volcanic island intended to open a gateway for supernatural creatures that will allow them to devastate the whole Earth and destroy all life. Not knowing the cause, two young men, Corylus and Varus, and two women, Hedia and Alphena, each separately pursue the answer to mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure disaster  in  the great city of Carce, the center of civilization.  Through magical voyages in other realities where fantastic creatures, and even gods, help or hinder them, each of them must succeed or not just the city but the world will end in fire.

The Legions of Fire is the first of a fantasy quartet set in the world of the city of Carce.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765320780
Branch Call Number: FAN DRA
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 25 cm


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Apr 06, 2014

Well-written, but long-winded. For every one sentence of plot, you have three sentences adding extraneous and unnecessary detail. I expected an adventure story; instead, it was an R-rated "Roman Family Robinson" tale.

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Apr 06, 2014

tigershark855 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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