The Sword of the South - David Weber

The Sword of the South

By David Weber

  • Release Date: 2015-07-16
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 104 Ratings


#1 in a NEW EPIC FANTASY SERIES by 28-times New York Times and international best seller David Weber, set within his Bahzell Bahnakson/War God universe. A swordsman who has been robbed of his past must confront an evil wizard with a world at stake.

Know thyself. Its always good to know who you are, but sometimes thats a little difficult.

Kenhodan has no last name, because he has no past . . . or not one he remembers, anyway. What he does have are a lot of scars and a lot of skills some exhilarating and some terrifying and a purpose. Now if he only knew where he'd gotten them and what that purpose was . . . .

Wencit of Rūm, the most powerful wizard in the world, knows the answers to Kenhodan's questions, but he can't or won't share them with him. Except to inform him that he's a critical part of Wencit's millennium-long battle to protect Norfressa from conquest by dark sorcery.

Bahzell Bahnakson, champion of Tomank, doesn't know those answers and the War God isn't sharing them with him. Except to inform Bahzell that the final confrontation with the Dark Lords of fallen Kontovar is about to begin, and that somehow Kenhodan is one of the keys to its final outcome.

Wulfra of Torfo doesn't know those answers, either, but she does know Wencit of Rūm is her implacable foe and that somehow Kenhodan is one of the weapons he intends to use against her . . . assuming she can't kill both of them first.

But in the far northern port city of Belhadan, an eleven-year-old girl with a heart of harp music knows the answers to all of Kenhodan's questions. . . and dares not share them with anyone, even the ancient wild wizard who loves her more dearly than life itself.

It's not easy to face the future when you can't even remember your own past, but if saving an entire world from evil sorcerers, demons, devils, and dark gods was easy, anyone could do it.

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  • We want more!!

    By Petershierloh
    Waiting for more from the wargod!!
  • The choices of the enemies of the Dark bugun i WarGod's Choice?

    By Duvidov
    This series of the MeisterSchreiber David Weber has matured in depth of concept and character to the point where this latest volune ,SWORD of the SOUTH, leaves me immeasurably enriched. Yet I am hungry for the victory to come. Live, Gnädiger Herr Weber, to finish this tale. I, your humble fan, do beseech you.
  • Decent

    By Double.D
    Somehow, Weber's fantasy is never as good as his sci-if. Formulaic with a few surprises and not a bad shift from go-to Marty Stu character Bahzell. In a series where powerful gods intervene directly and regularly, the "good" gods always seem to give more/better goodies and "good" has the best/most uber wizards...this has less of that nonsense but it's still there. Standard fare, decent read.
  • Not your typical kitchen-sink fantasy

    By Froody 2
    Not a kitchen-sink fantasy. A reasonable outing in his world. He actually did some neat things, with a decent time skip from his previous works. The main character is not his previous characters, and fits much more into the destined by fate type of hero. Technically speaking, it’s got some good points, but does not appreciably advance the state of the art. If you didn't or don't like his other works this is not going to win you over. Still, it’s a decent work of fantasy.