Once a Hero - Michael A. Stackpole


Half a millennium ago Neal Elfward, a legendary human warrior, fought alongside his Elven friend Aarundel for the freedom of mankind against the tyranny of the sorcerous Reithrese empire. But Neal's victory began a genocidal war that cost him dearly.

Now the future he hoped for is unraveling. Count Berengar has invited the lovely Genevera, Aarundel's granddaughter, to join in a quest to bring stability to the land. Pressed to accomplish the impossible, Genevera suggests the unthinkable – raising Neal from the dead. But what is true in legend is not always true in reality. A hero from yesteryear may be a hero still, but is Neal the hero they want?

Once a Hero is a rousing adventure of mystery and magic, in the best tradition of Robert Jordan and David Eddings, by one of the most exciting and imaginative new voices in fantasy fiction.

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Release date: 1994
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 6.50/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: October 07, 2016


6/10 |
December 06, 2007
I found Once a Hero by accident from a small bookshop. I had no idea what kind of a book it was, because I hadn't read any reviews about it. Fortunately it turned out to be a good and entertaining book. Once a Hero is an interesting stand-alone ...