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The Lure of the Basilisk [Paperback]

Lawrence Watt-Evans
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great fantasy story March 8 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Tired of a world filled with death and decay, Garth the overman is directed by an oracle to go south into the human lands and serve one known as the Forgotten King, where he will win fame that will endure to the end of the world. But, the King's first command sends Garth off to find and bring back a nightmare creature out of legend, and to get it Garth must overcome bandits, foul magic, greed and madness. But, why does the Forgotten King want this loathsome creature? This is a strange and difficult quest, one that might give Garth what he does not want.
I am a great fan of Lawrence Watt-Evans' wonderful Ethshar series, and now that I can't find any more to read, I decided to move onto his Lords of Dus series (of which this is book one). Well, I was not disappointed! This is a great fantasy story, complete with magic, strange creatures, and lots of swordplay. In particular, I found the author's use of a non-human as the protagonist to be quite intriguing and masterfully done.
So, if you are a fan of fantasy literature, then you must get this book. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of Dus Series (Excellent!) June 25 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this series back in 1987 when I was in sixth grade. It is one of the best series I have ever read. It was so addictive that I was forced to read all four books in one setting. I had borrowed the books from my brother and later regretted that I had not bought them because I had forgotten the names of the books, and was only left with the enjoyable memories of having read them. I spent years trying to figure out what books they were again until I happen to searh on here for Sword of Bheleu. Least to say.. I will be buying them this time! In my opinion, this series is better than the Sword of Shannara, Wheel of Time, Sunrunner, Lord of the Rings and other series in the way the whole story just flows together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Need the others July 3 2000
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I read this one and book 2 but I never found the other book's in this series and it has been bothering me for quite some time if someone out there has these books and is willing to sell them to me please contact me at But about this book. It tells the tale of a hero seeking eternal fame and fortune. It's well writen and easy to read and I urge all fantasy lovers to go out and find a copy of this book you wont be dissapointed.
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