Lord Demon by Roger Zelazny, Jane Lindskold
By Roger Zelazny, Jane Lindskold
The nice wars among gods and demons started 5 millennia ago--and ended with the demons' crushing defeat and banishment from their native land. The demon race may have without doubt perished within the empty measurement in their exile had they now not came across a mystery conduit to a secure and hidden plane... known as Earth.
Greatest one of the demons used to be Kai Wren--the Godslayer and Lord Demon--a grasp swordsman, dreamer, and glassblower who can include whole universes in bottles of his construction; a mythical warrior who as soon as, some time past, singlehandedly destroyed a god. yet now, Kai Wren needs to search vengeance for the homicide of his dedicated human servant, and he fears that this one loss of life heralds the crumbling of a peace that has reigned for 1000 years.
Forced right into a sequence of uncomfortable alliances, Kai Wren strives to maintain the Demon nation-states. yet his center has develop into his deadly weak spot, growing to be tender in the course of years of peace. He has given belief the place belief shouldn't be given, simply to find that between his closest partners are those that will betray him--even smash him--unless he can regain that which as soon as made him Lord Demon.
Originally released in 1999 by means of Avon.
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