GODS OF THE CARAVAN ROAD

In the days of the first kings in the north, there were seven devils ... The devil Moth was once the wizard Ulfhild, king's sword to her brother, but a fateful choice set her feet on another road. Now she wanders the world as the executioner of the Old Great Gods, bound to hunt down her former comrades, devils who escaped the cold hells after a war in the distant heavens and shared their souls with seven wizards in order to seize a place in the human world. Epic fantasy spanning several centuries of history, set in a world of diverse lands and peoples, linked by the caravan road. Gods, assassins, devils, demons, shapeshifters, immortal wanderers, and ordinary men and women caught up into their history ... The beautiful covers of these Pyr editions are by Raymond Swanland.

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Blackdog

A caravan-guard is possessed by the guardian dog-spirit of an exiled goddess and finds himself forced into a conflict with one of the seven devils of the legends of the north. Shortlisted for the 2012 Sunburst Award. (Pyr, 2011.)

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The Leopard: Marakand Volume One

An assassin who cannot die is sent by the goddess who cursed him to kill the Voice of the Lady of Marakand. Set in the same world as Blackdog about a year later, Holla-Sayan, the wizard Ivah, and the devil Moth all have a role to play as well. The Leopard is part one of a two-volume story, continued in The Lady. (Trust the author: I have neither misplaced anyone nor killed off my favourite anyway-he-keeps-insisting-he-is-already-dead assassin ... )(Pyr 2014.)

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The Lady: Marakand Volume Two

Continues the story of the cursed assassin Ahjvar and his friend and would-be lover Ghu, as the city of Marakand rises in revolt against its goddess. Marakand is really one book in two volumes, The Leopard and The Lady. Don't read one without the other! (Pyr 2014.)

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Gods of Nabban

Ghu travels home to Nabban and the doom of his godhead, taking Ahjvar, broken by his experiences in Marakand and desperate to die, with him, into a land torn by civil war and threatened by a hidden devil. (Pyr 2016.)

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The Last Road

The final novel of Gods of the Caravan Road. When even the gods are dying, the hope of the world may lie in its most feared enemies. (Pyr 2019.)

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The Storyteller and Other Tales

Not part of the official series, but the short story "The Storyteller", included in this collection, tells the tale of Moth and the wer-bear Mikki joining forces to hunt for the devil Heuslar Ogada. (Sybertooth 2008.)