The sixth and final instalment of the Cenotaph Road series, Lan Martek and Claybore are locked in a race to crack the secrets of the Pillar of Night…
Lan and Kiska k’Adesina are hunting for Claybore’s legs.
The sorcerer had been dismembered and his parts strewn along the infinite length of the Cenotaph Road.
Over the years, through the millennia, Claybore had slowly reunited his parts.
Only Lan Martak stood between Claybore and domination of not a single world but myriads of them.
Lan had destroyed the sorcerer’s skin and in his own mouth Lan tasted the metallic tang of the magical tongue once used by Claybore to speak spells and world-wrecking curses.
Now he is forced to an unknown world, a planet of evil enchantment and lost souls, where the final lesson of magic lay silenced in the tomb of a hero.
Will Lan break the spell and stop Claybore? Or will an ancient curse close the road behind him…forever?
Praise for Robert E. Vardeman:
“Fast action, unusual characters, and fun to read!” – Fred Saberhagen
“Without a doubt, Vardeman can write an exciting page-turner!” – MyShelf.com
Robert E. Vardeman has written over fifty science fiction, mystery, western and fantasy novels. As well as his main works he has written under eight pseudonyms, venturing into game tie-in works, Star Trek novels, and short fiction. After gaining a degree in physics, he began writing for fanzines, resulting in a nomination for the 1972 Hugo Award for the Best Fan Writer. His other Venture works include Cenotaph Road, The Glass Warrior and Phantoms on the Wind.