Hugo Award nominee 1972.
Jack of Shadows – An overpowering adventure of a world half in darkness, half in light...
The Earth no longer rotates. Sciences rules the dayside of the globe,
Magic rules the World of Night. And Jack of Shadows, Shadowjack the
Thief, who broke the Compact and duped the Lord of High Dudgeon; who
was beheaded in Iglés and rose again from the Dung Pits of Glyve; who
drank the blood of a vampire and swallowed a stone – Shadowjack walks
in silence and in shadows to seek vengeance upon his enemies.
Who are his foes? All who would despise him or love the Lord of Bats: Smage of the Jackass Ears, the Colonel Who Never Died, the Borshin, and Quazer, winner of the Hellgames and abductor of the voluptuos Evene. One by one, Shadowjack would seek them out and have his revenge, building his power as he goes.
And once his vengeance is obtianed, he would come to terms with all others who are against him, he would unite the world of High Dudgeon, destroy the Land of Filth, and bring peace to the Shadowguard. But to accomplish all, Jack of Shadows must find Kolwynia, the Key That Was Lost...
Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels This Immortal (1965) and the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Zelazny was born in Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Zelazny and Irish-American Josephine Sweet. In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York to study English and specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, graduating with an M.A. in 1962.
Between 1962 and 1969 Zelazny worked for the Social Security Administration in Cleveland and ... (more)