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Woundhealer's Story

(1986)
(The first book in the Book of the Lost Swords series)
A novel by

 
 
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Returning to the milieu of his Swords trilogy, Saberhagen offers a new scenario. The gods have withdrawn from the human world and the 12 Swords of Power they had forged are now scattered, lost and hidden. The weapons are still coveted, though, by men like Baron Amintor, who has lost one kingdom and now sees them as the means to another. No scruples stop him from stealing the sword Woundhealer from the White Temple, where its powers were offered to cure all pilgrims. His bad luck, however, is to have crossed Prince Mark, who is desperate for Woundhealer's help in treating his blind, troubled son. The running battle between Mark and Amintor, their allies, their wizards and their swords, is spun out in a light, pleasant adventure that benefits greatly from Saberhagen's narrative gifts as the various strands leapfrog forward, keeping the reader off balance but constantly intrigued.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

October 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-312-93243-X / 978-0-312-93243-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story (Saberhagen's Lost Swords) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 1-937422-54-2 / 978-1-937422-54-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: JSS Literary Productions
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June 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Book of Lost Swords (The Swords Saga)
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-8125-2138-2 / 978-0-8125-2138-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-8125-2058-0 / 978-0-8125-2058-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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August 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Book Lost Swords 1:Woundhealer (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-7088-8276-5 / 978-0-7088-8276-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
ISBN: 0-8125-5337-3 / 978-0-8125-5337-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: TOR
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Book of Lost Swords : Woundhealer's Story (Saberhagen's Lost Swords 1)
Author(s): Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: JSS Literary Productions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU