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The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate

The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate

(1961)
A novel by

 
Bessas of Zariaspa is a young officer in the Immortals regiment, sworn to protect and obey his King at all costs. The King wishes immortality and to that end tasks Bessas to find items that make an immortality potion, including the blood of a dragon and the ear of a king.

The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar such as de Camp can create.

"Possibly ... the author's most breezily amusing venture into fictionizing classical lore," in which "[c]omic opera attacks and nocturnal ambushes abound ... There obviously is a lot of fictional hocus-pocus in all this, but there's also a shimmering mirthfulness in the writing." - Henry Cavendish

"Colorful, vigorous, and outspoken tale." - Booklist

 
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Hardback Editions

August 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dragon of Ishtar Gate
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp
ISBN: 0-89865-227-8 / 978-0-89865-227-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Donning, Norfolk, Virginia Beach
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August 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-89865-228-6 / 978-0-89865-228-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walsworth Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 1-61242-158-X / 978-1-61242-158-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
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January 1982 : USA Paperback
Title: The dragon of the Ishtar Gate
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-89865-196-4 / 978-0-89865-196-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Donning
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
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