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Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen
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Empire of the East (1979)

by Fred Saberhagen

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One of the best epic fantasy novels! The best thing about it, perhaps, is that this edition is the entire novel all in one, and there aren't 14 more after it. Empire of the East is set in the same post-apocalyptic world as the Swords series, but farther back in time. I really enjoyed this book and have read it several times. Its a bit drier (and more PG rated) than most fantasy today, but it is still excellent. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 17, 2013 |
With a more engaging main character and villain this could have been 5 stars. The supporting cast and superb ending carried this book.
  Segapup | Oct 9, 2011 |
Great constructed universe -- unfortunately Saberhagen seems not to have made the best use of it in future books. ( )
  mmyoung | Jan 9, 2010 |
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In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs.
In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of a rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebellion, heavily outnumbered, plans to overthrow an army of thousands . . . with the help of one incredible weapon.
It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom, or defeat.
One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family, sets out to join the rebellion and find Elephant. What he discovers will change everything.

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In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. But behind the darkness there is talk of rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed, determined to regain their freedom with the help of one incredible weapon a weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom or defeat.… (more)

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