The Reaver Road (Omar)

The Reaver Road (Omar)

Dave Duncan

Book 1.0 of Omar

Language: English

Published: Apr 2, 2014

Words: 95815
Pages: 391

Description:

Omar is the finest storyteller the world has ever known, captivating audiences everywhere, from the fires of soldier camps to the plush residences of nobility. In times of turmoil, people can still appreciate a good tale that offers respite from their troubles. But as hordes of barbarian soldiers surround the unvanquished city of Zanadon after ravaging the surrounding countryside, few things are certain any longer. Omar has been guided to the city by prophetic dreams, yet finds himself in an increasingly dangerous situation as the people grow more desperate and the gift of a glib tongue turns into a curse.  ** ### Review -The Reaver Road is a madcap mix of outrageous prose and superlative wit...Duncan has broken new ground.- -Times-Colonist, Victoria B.C. ### From the Inside Flap aveler! Since you are going in my direction, why don't we walk on together for a while? If luck is with us, perhaps we shall overtake Omar before nightfall, if that pirate of an innkeeper spoke true . . . You say you have never heard of Omar? Why, he is the finest storyteller alive! His tale of the God of War is a marvel. Heroes, and villains, and gods -- what's that you say? Yes, of course there is a beautiful maiden -- it would be a poor tale, else. And for all the clash of armies and the great deeds of the mighty, it's a story to make you laugh out loud. Omar himself swore that every word was true -- but I own I am puzzled over that . . . No matter, step lively now, friend. Omar is probably just up the road a piece, with a tale to make the miles take wing . . .