Berserkers. Ancient, legendary machines of death that anihilated their makers. Rogues loosed on the universe, they destroy life wherever they find it.
The Empress of the Eight Worlds has been assassinated, and Prince Harivarman, an unwilling exile, knows he will be next. Alone on the Radiant Templar, except for his servant, his girlfriend and his newly-arrived wife, he discovers a deactivated berserker – an operable one. He also finds an ancient berserker code. Can it be the one that controls the berserker? And dare he unleash it?
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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