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Monsters of the Earth

(2013)
(The third book in the Books of the Elements series)
A novel by

 
 
Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, a fantasy analog of ancient Rome, is rusticating at his villa. When Saxa's son Varus accompanies Coryluson a visit to the household of his father, Crispus, a retired military commander, Saxa graciously joins the party with his young wife Hedia, daughter Alphena, and a large entourage of his servants, making it a major social triumph for Crispus.

But on the way to the event, something goes amiss. Varus, who has been the conduit for supernatural visions before, experiences another: giant crystalline worms devouring the entire world.

Soon the major characters are each involved in supernatural events caused by a struggle between two powerful magicians, both mentored by the deceased poet and mage Vergil, one of whom wants to destroy the world and the other who wishes to stop him. But which is which? There is a complex web of human and supernatural deceit to be unraveled.

This new novel in David Drake's ongoing chronicles of Carce, The Books of the Elements, is a gripping and intricate work of fantasy.

Genre: Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for David Drake's Monsters of the Earth

Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Monsters of the Earth: The Books of the Elements, Volume Three
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-7653-2080-0 / 978-0-7653-2080-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Monsters of the Earth: The Books of the Elements, Volume Three
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-7653-6047-0 / 978-0-7653-6047-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Monsters of the Earth
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 1-5226-7585-X / 978-1-5226-7585-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Monsters of the Earth: Books of the Elements, Book 3
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Monsters of the Earth: Books of the Elements, Book 3
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Monsters of the Earth: The Books of the Elements, Volume Three
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA