Heroes Die

by Matthew Woodring Stover

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Book 45 of 441 in the Best Fantasy Books
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Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does.

At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana command an audience of billions. Yet he is shackled by a rigid caste society, bound to ignore the grim fact that he kills men on a far-off world for the entertainment of his own planet--and bound to keep his rage in check.

But now Michaelson has crossed the line. His estranged wife, Pallas Rill, has mysteriously disappeared in the slums of Ankhana. To save her, he must confront the greatest challenge of his life: a lethal game of cat and mouse with the most treacherous rulers of two worlds . . .

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AK | 2015-01-19 02:23:33
Starts fast, gets faster and harder and then crashes spectacularly. A heady blend of Running Man meets Roller Ball. Stover said the story should move and that it certainly does. Top-drawer, pacing and a cast of fascinating characters, if only the cover artwork wasn't so cheesy.
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