Grand Admiral Syranaxhyr Urnan, hereditary Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet of Drak'ho, Fisher of the Western Seas, Leader in Sacrifice, and Oracle of the Lodestar, spread his wings and brought them together in an astonished thunderclap.
"No," said Wace with an enormous tenderness. "The need is all yours. Good-by, my lady."
War of the Wing-Men is an amended version of The Man Who Counts (originally published in a magazine). The original version was separately published as The Man Who Counts and also in The Earth Book of Stormgate and then separately as The Earth Book of Stormgate - 2.
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Interstellar Mercahgn Prince one moment, barbarian chattel the next. Marooned half a world and an ovean away from the sole human outpost on a planet whose very water is poisonous to humans; captured by winged barbarians in the midst of a brutal war of extermination, somehow "Old Nick" must scheme, conspire, wrangle and battle his way to survival. How, with the aid of his two companions, he does so is the story of the man who counts