When Proteus crawls from the sea, brain damaged in a fight with a terrible giant, all he can put together from his shattered memory is that he was sent to aid Jason and the Argonauts on their perilous mission. As he joins them on their quest, Proteus soon discovers that he is not like the other members of the crew. He is capable of inhuman strength; he seems never to grow tired; he has unexplainable control of the sea that surrounds him, and he is able to see things that no one else can. But there seems to be a dark side to his past that he still can't remember, for a number of enemies sent by Jason's archnemesis, King pelias, seem to recognize Proteus as being one of them.
As Proteus struggles to discover the truth about his past, he and the Argonauts embark on a series of phenomenal adventures. From fighting terrifying creatures to encountering a score of intriguing characters both friend and foe. Jason and the Argonauts search for the elusive and mysterious GOLDEN FLEECE, and Proteus for an astonishing truth behind his real identity.
With the style and skill that distinguieshes him as a master of the genre, Fred Saberhagen translates a classic myth for the new millenium.
Fred Thomas Saberhagen (1930–2007) was a Chicago-born American science fiction and fantasy fiction author most famous for his Berserker series of science fiction stories.
He also wrote a series of vampire novels in which the vampires (including the famous Dracula) are the protagonists, and a series of post-apocalyptic mytho-magical novels beginning with his popular Empire of the East and continuing through a long series of Swords and Lost Swords novels. Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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