Shadowspawn Now in the fourth full length novel inspired by Thieves World Andrew J Offutt author of the Cormac Mac Art series and the Spaceways series takes his beloved character Shadowspawn beyond the walls

  • Title: Shadowspawn
  • Author: Andrew J. Offutt
  • ISBN: 9780441760398
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Now, in the fourth full length novel inspired by Thieves World, Andrew J Offutt author of the Cormac Mac Art series and the Spaceways series takes his beloved character, Shadowspawn, beyond the walls of Sanctuary, into new realms of sorcery and high adventure.

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    1. Andrew Jefferson Offutt was an American science fiction and fantasy author He wrote as Andrew J Offutt, A.J Offutt, and Andy Offut His normal byline, andrew j offutt, had his name in all lower case letters His son is the author Chris Offutt Offutt began publishing in 1954 with the story And Gone Tomorrow in If Despite this early sale, he didn t consider his professional life to have begun until he sold the story Blacksword to Galaxy in 1959 His first novel was Evil Is Live Spelled Backwards in 1970 Offutt published numerous novels and short stories, including many in the Thieves World series edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey, which featured his best known character, the thief Hanse, also known as Shadowspawn and, later, Chance His Iron Lords series likewise was popular He also wrote two series of books based on characters by Robert E Howard, one on Howard s best known character, Conan, and one on a lesser known character, Cormac mac Art As an editor Offutt produced a series of five anthologies entitled Swords Against Darkness, which included the first professional sale by Charles de Lint Offutt also wrote a large number of pornographic works under twelve different pseudonyms, not all of them identified Those known include John Cleve, J.X Williams, and Jeff Douglas His main works in this area are the science fiction Spaceways series, most of whose volumes were written in collaboration, and the historical Crusader series.

    2. I've always found Offutt's writing to be some of the better in the Thieves' World anthologies, so I wasn't surprised to find that his novel was enjoyable too. It's not particularly deep, but it's quick moving, it has 2 (or 4) fun characters, it has a strong arc, and it manages to convey sorcery as being pretty scary. Also nice to once more see a bit more of the world of Thieves' World.

    3. I'm a huge fan of the Thieves' World anthologies, but this was er yeah, 3 stars.(it's not terrible, but dei ex machinae abound, the plot twists are eh, and the characters, while surprisingly believable, are really, REALLY out of place in the series)

    4. This book reminds me of why Offut was one of my favorite Thieves' World authors. A mix of mystery, romance, action. There is a Deus ex Machina at the end, but the book is still an enjoyable read.

    5. BACKWhile it was many years ago that I ventured in and around Sanctuary, it's great being back. Couldn't find (again) this book for a long time, until finally there it was! Now, if someone wasn't scared of messing with Master Offutt's work, we can get rid of annoying typoshighly recommended

    6. I remember these books fondly from my early twenties. I still enjoyed it but I wish I could find the rest of the series in eBook form.

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