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The Tower of Fear

(1989)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
Cook, author of military science fiction paperbacks, makes his hardcover debut here. The Tower of Fear is the last temple of Gorloch, the ancient and bloodthirsty god of the city of Qushmarrah, now supplanted by a gentler god, Aram. Gorloch's high priest, the wizard Nakar, was killed by the wizard Ala-eh-din Beyh, an ally of the invading Herodians. Nakar's wife, ''the Witch,'' froze the two combatants at the moment the fatal blow was struck. Now, after six years of Herodian occupation, an uneasy peace has returned to Qushmarrah, but the threat of Nakar's resurrection hangs over the city as his wife searches for his soul. The story seethes with the conflicts and intrigues within and between the occupying Herodians, their desert allies the Dartars, and Qushmarrah's organized resistance, ''the Living.'' Adding to his sword-and-sorcery adventure a touch of The Arabian Nights , Cook adroitly weaves a complex tale, tying all its threads in a satisfying resolution. (Oct.)

Library Journal
As a group of Qushmarrahan rebels traffics in dark sorcery to free their city from the conquering Herodians, an ex-soldier turned carpenter begins to question the price of freedom. Nomad mercenaries, effete politicians, and ordinary folk caught in extraordinary circumstances occupy the dark, foreboding fantasy world created by the author of the popular ''Black Company'' series. Highly recommended for fantasy collections.

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Hardback Editions

August 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-312-93193-X / 978-0-312-93193-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-7653-5897-2 / 978-0-7653-5897-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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December 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-8125-1933-7 / 978-0-8125-1933-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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May 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-586-21061-X / 978-0-586-21061-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-8125-0929-3 / 978-0-8125-0929-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 1-5226-6445-9 / 978-1-5226-6445-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

November 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tower of Fear
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Tor Books
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