The sellsword Thurvok and his friend and companion Meldom, thief, cutpurse and occasional assassin, venture into the Rusted Desert to seek the tomb of the ancient king Chagurdai and the legendary treasure supposedly hidden there.
But once Thurvok and Meldom venture into the tomb, they find that a treasure is not all that's buried there.
This is a short story of 4100 words or 13 print pages in the Thurvok sword and sorcery series, but may be read as a standalone. Includes an introduction and afterword.
This is the fourth novella in The Loki Adventures series.
Gods do not feel fear.
At least that's what Loki, Norse god of mischief, keeps telling himself. Until someone comes after him with death dust. That's not a matter to be taken lightly.
If only he knew who was toying with him. Could it be his adoptive mother, Frigga? She certainly has her reasons to want him dead. Or is it his personal assistant, Jason of the Argonauts? Loki is getting too close to the truth.
But after Fenrir encounters a phoenix, Loki's tormentor has gone too far. Bring on the Valkyries; this means war.
Enough play. It's time to get serious. Someone will die.
I want freedom, and I want power.
Unfortunately for me, I have little enough of either.
To make matters worse, my baby brother Russell is dying of a rare magical disease, and the only one who can cure him is the cruel Elven archmage Morvilind.
And if that wasn't bad enough, Morvilind demands a steep price for his cures.
Specifically, he wants me to steal treasures for him, and this time he’s sent me to steal a priceless relic from the ambassador of the frost giants.
And the frost giants never forget a grudge…
This is book 4 of 5. -- An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457)
This is an SF tale of excitement, danger, derring-do and strangely enough, love. A lonely and very poor asteroid miner, slowly collecting bits of metallic ore in the asteroid belt on his slowly accumulating 'planet' of debris, sees and captures a derelict space ship with a horrible monster aboard .. as well as a dead but lovely girl. How does it all end? Well you will need to listen to find out. One of Jack Williamson's early tales that earned him his reputation as a master story teller.
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