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The Hos-Blethan Affair

(The seventh book in the Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen series)
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The Hos-Blethan Affair is the seventh book in the Kalvan Saga, created by H. Beam Piper, and a sidebar novel, chronicling the adventures of Duke Skranga, Ranthar Jard, Gasphros and company as they attempt to destabilize the Kingdom of Hos-Bletha and keep its forces for supporting the Grand Host of Styphon for its attack on Hos-Hostigos. This volume takes place right after Kalvan Kingmaker and at the same time as Siege of Tarr-Hostigos.

After their military losses in Hos-Harphax, Styphon’s House uses their influence to gather the greatest army in the history of the Five Great Kingdoms. It’s time to put an end to the Usurper Kalvan’s rule in Hos-Hostigos. The Grand Host of Styphon will be led by Captain-General Phidestros and Grand Master Soton of the Zarthani Knights. This time Styphon’s House means business!

Upon learning of this new threat, Great King Kalvan dispatches his Chief of Intelligence and Colonel Democriphon with a team of trusted lieutenants to try and subvert the Kingdom of Hos-Bletha; thereby forcing Great King Niclophon to keep his troops at home. As the Grand Host of Styphon’s House gathers in Harphax Town to assemble their great army, it is up to Duke Skranga to see that the Blethans stay in Hos-Bletha.

When Skranga and his band arrive in Hos-Bletha, they begin a guerilla action to take Niclophon out of the war. Basing their tactics on Kalvan’s tales about Robin Hood and some improvised madness of their own, the incarnation of Galzar, the band of Hostigi brothers creates havoc throughout the Kingdom as they target Styphon’s House temples and rich merchants. But, will this enough to keep Great King Niclophon and his army pinned down in Hos-Bletha?

Genre: Science Fiction

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