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BANE OF THE LICHE LORD
All hell has broken loose in the Forest of Tar. Thousands of demonic Feeders consume everything in their path, but top of the menu is dwarf flesh.
Nils has been captured by the Liche Lord Otto Blightey but would sooner be dead, and Nameless is on the run, carrying a warning of doom to the last of his people.
As the Liche Lord and his horde of Feeders relentlessly pursue him, there is little time for Nameless to settle old scores, mend bridges, and pray that the survivors of his butchery at Arx Gravis can forgive him just enough for him to save them.
Only problem is, he’s not sure he has the strength or the courage for the task.
With the sentient Axe of the Dwarf Lords as petrified as everyone else, the last hope of the dwarves lies in the hands of a shapeshifting assassin with a reputation for self-preservation at all costs.
Birth of the Nameless Dwarf is a short story introduction to the saga of the Nameless Dwarf by international bestselling author D.P. Prior.
If you enjoy this taster, please take the plunge into the entire Nameless Dwarf series (suggested reading order below):
1. A Dwarf With No Name
2. Axe of the Dwarf Lords
3. The Scout and the Serpent
4. The Ebon Staff
5. Bane of the Liche Lord
6. Return of the Dwarf Lords
2. Geas of the Black Axe
The thing that should have really warned him off, though, was that the artifact he’d been commissioned to retrieve was a ring crafted by none other than the Witch Queen of Thogani, the Desecrated City.
With the job half-done, Shadrak is caught between the minions of one wizard and the threats of the other. If he could just get the ring back to Pellor and the stygian sorcerer who’d hired him, he’d have enough money to appease his creditors and buy himself some time.
But then his pockets are picked, the ring is taken, and the thief… is a ghost, silent, invisible.
Not daring to return to Pellor without the prize, Shadrak has no choice but to follow a barely discernible trail toward the last place in the world he wants to go:
New Londdyr, the greatest city on Aethir, where he once lorded it over the unified guilds.
And where the Senate have named him wanted…
DEAD OR ALIVE