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The First Book of Swords

(1983)
(The first book in the Book of the Swords series)
A novel by

 
 
The Books of Swords

The gods decide to devise a Game of great fun: their colleague Vulcan forges 12 magic Swords, each with a different power, and scatters them across the world. Play begins in grand and gloriously violent fashion as Swords are gathered and used to control chance, enhance fortune, and change destiny. The holder of a Sword wields power undreamed - power to change the world and the holder.

To add to the enjoyment, foolish mortals are invited to join, risking their puny lives. Demons and elementals need no invitation. But something had gone wrong in the forging, and the Game -

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

February 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-356-12069-4 / 978-0-356-12069-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-7653-7981-3 / 978-0-7653-7981-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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July 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-8125-2356-3 / 978-0-8125-2356-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
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April 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-8125-5343-8 / 978-0-8125-5343-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: New York: TOR, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 1984
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September 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Book Of Swords 1 (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-7088-8149-1 / 978-0-7088-8149-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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April 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The First book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-8125-5298-9 / 978-0-8125-5298-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: TOR
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March 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Book of Swords: The Defender
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-523-48560-3 / 978-0-523-48560-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 1-5113-9853-1 / 978-1-5113-9853-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The First Book of Swords
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Book of Swords (Saberhagen's Swords Series 1)
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: JSS Literary Productions
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