Evil is not a foreign body which some clever surgeon of morals can neatly excise; it is a part of ourselves which we have to learn to live with.
Jarik Blacksword has ties with the gods.
He wields the almighty, powerful Black Sword and bears the bonds of the gods. However, he is given his freedom from these bonds by the Lady of the Snowmist, who instead binds him in a blood-tie to ensure his part is played in the war that rages between the gods.
Jarik and his warrior-woman companion Jilain soon find themselves caught in the middle of a bloody struggle.
On the one side, there are the Iron Lords who desperately long for the Lady of the Snowmist’s demise and will stop at nothing to destroy her. The other side is that of the Lady of the Snowmist, who may not be as evil as the Iron Lords claim she is.
However, once The Lady of the Snowmist freed Jarik of his god-bonds, she did not anticipate the boundless rage of Jarik’s god-sword… nor which side he will support.
Will he become a friend or a foe of the mystical sorceress? Soon he and Jilain will discover that the wrong decision could cost them their lives…
Andrew J. Ouffutt’s The Lady of the Snowmist is an exciting fantasy novel. The Lady of the Snowmist is the third instalment of War of the Gods on Earth series.
Praise for Andrew J Offutt:
“Great entertainment of epic scope” – Poul Anderson
“One of the major players from the sword and sorcery boom from the 70s” – Adventures Fantastic
“Offers a new dimension in heroic fantasy.” – Jerry Pournelle
“This is only the first of many adventures to come.” – Andre Norton
Andrew Jefferson Offutt was an American science fiction and fantasy author who wrote prolifically under a variety of pseudonyms and genres, including John Cleve, John Denis, Jeff Morehead, and Turk Winter. He is the father of novelist Chris Offutt and professor Jeff Offutt. A sterling author of both science fiction and fantasy, primarily in the subgenre of Sword and Sorcery, he was most active throughout the 1970s and 80s. Venture Press have also released The Iron Lords.