Huon, Duke of Bordeaux,
never suspected that the evil Earl Amaury was busily plotting his
downfall. So the young duke fell easily into Amaury's trap – tricked
into slaying the Emperor Charlemagne's only son. The earl fed
Charlemagne's wrath with lies, and the bewildered Huon found himself
exiled from France. His only chance for redemption lay in the completion
of four impossible tasks in the land of the deadly Saracens – a quest
doomed to failure.
Huon now faced danger that would still the heart of the stoutest knight. First he had to win the aid of Oberon, King of the Elves. Only then could he hope to survive the dark peril of Babylon to take the greatest prize of all – beautiful Claramonde, daughter to the Emir!
But Amaury's deceit was still at work in Charlemagne's heart. Even if Huon could overcome all the hosts of Babylon, his greatest battle would still await…
Andre Alice Norton (1912-2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
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