Short works

Books : reviews

Steven Brust.
To Reign in Hell.
Ace. 1984

The time is The Beginning. The place is Heaven. The story is the Revolt of the Angels—a war of magic, corruption and intrigue that could destroy the fragile fabric of the universe, plunge it back into chaos, from which all things come.

Steven Brust.
The Book of Jhereg.
Ace. 1999

Steven Brust’s first three adventures of Vlad Taltos—collected for the first time in one volume as The Book of Jhereg.

There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft—badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses a weapon…

The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad’s command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg’s mother: “I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship.”

Steven Brust.

Steven Brust.

Steven Brust.