A Dirge for Sabis
Can Sabis be saved?
Ancaran hordes swarm her Northern borders... Her armies are flung back broken upon her walls... Those with the wealth to do so flee daily to the lands beyond the Sea...
Born out of brute force, the Sabirn Empire falls now to an even greater force, a force that only a weapon born half a millenium before its time could withstand. The Sabirn have such a super weapon – but what if the rulers are too short-sighted to recognize it, or too tight-fisted to pay the price? Then truly it will be time for – A Dirge for Sabis.
C. J. Cherryh (born 1942) is the pen name of Carolyn Janice Cherry, a multiple-award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer. She currently resides in Spokane County, Washington.
Cherryh is pronounced ”Cherry”. The author appended a silent ”h” to her real name because her first editor felt that ”Cherry” sounded too much like a romance writer.
The asteroid 77185 Cherryh has been named in her honour.
Cherryh did not write the three novels in the Sword of Knowledge series, but received co-author's credit because she penned a foreword to each.
The Sword of Knowledge consists of three primary books, and includes one additional book that complement the series but is not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.