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Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda

(2003)
(The tenth book in the Guardians of the Flame series)
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Kethol is an adventurer with an easy smile, a man who is quick with a quip and quicker with a sword.

His partner, Pirojil, the ugly one, looks impressive and deceives people into thinking he's stupid to their sorrow-for his might and loyalty are worth a kingdom.

And the fledgling wizard Erenor, a man who tries to stay two steps ahead of his enemies, as well as one step ahead of his friends.

Loyal retainers they are, sworn to Jason Cullianane, a man who walked away from a crown, and who has been trying to convince all the almost-warring factions that he doesn't want the job back. Their lives aren't very easy, what with keeping Jason from getting killed by yet another conspiracy, rescuing some damsel or whatnot in distress, and squirreling away something for the ever-diminishing prospect of retirement.

And now it looks like our heroes might wind up succeeding in none of their schemes, for there are plots within plots, and Kethol has been forced into a disguise not of his own making. There is magic aplenty in the air (and on the ground), and in order to save a kingdom, they may have to pull off a complicated scheme that could kill them all--or land them in positions of supreme power.

But, hey, whoever said that a soldier's life was a cakewalk?

Set in Joel Rosenberg's bestselling Guardians of the Flame series, Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda is the third adventure of the journeymen soldiers of Castle Cullianane (and their sometimes ill-fated leader) in all their raucous glory. A fun, fast-paced read, it's a rollicking roller coaster of a book that will have fantasy fans reaching for more.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Joel Rosenberg tells a great story. Each time you see his name... it's time to sit down and be royally entertained." - Raymond E Feist


Used availability for Joel Rosenberg's Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda

Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda: A Guardians of the Flame Novel (Tom Doherty Associates Books)
Author(s): Joel Rosenberg
ISBN: 0-7653-0046-X / 978-0-7653-0046-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda (Guardians of the Flame #10)
Author(s): Joel Rosenberg
ISBN: 0-7653-4012-7 / 978-0-7653-4012-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda
Author(s): Joel Rosenberg
ISBN: 1-5226-8055-1 / 978-1-5226-8055-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda: Guardians of the Flame, Book 10
Author(s): Joel Rosenberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda: Guardians of the Flame, Book 10
Author(s): Joel Rosenberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK