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Long ago, the gods forged Twelve Swords of Power and threw them on the gameboard of life for greedy mortals to scramble over. Too late, the gods learned that they had forged too well; the Swords could kill the gods themselves.Now, ages later, the Swords are back in human hands, as powerful as ever. Vilkata the Dark King returns from exile seeking revenge on those who defeaLong ago, the gods forged Twelve Swords of Power and threw them on the gameboard of life for greedy mortals to scramble over. Too late, the gods learned that they had forged too well; the Swords could kill the gods themselves.Now, ages later, the Swords are back in human hands, as powerful as ever. Vilkata the Dark King returns from exile seeking revenge on those who defeated him. His first goal is the vault in which is enemy Prince Mark has placed the remaining Swords; with these in hand, none can oppose his rule. Only one untested warrior stands in his way: fourteen-year-old Prince Stephen, with Shieldbreaker in hand....

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ISBN : 9780812505771
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 255 Pages
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The Last Book of Swords: Shieldbreaker's Story Reviews

  • Cindy
    2019-05-29 05:14

    I fondly recall reading this series of books in the 1980's &1990's when my young children would be napping or at school. It was an escape into a fantasy land of chivalry, excitement, and danger, far removed from my own (albeit beloved) reality.

  • Patricia Hamill
    2019-05-30 06:22

    Well, this one was surprising. As the last installment of the Book of Swords series, The Last Book of Swords: Sheildbreaker's Story definitely wraps up most, if not all, of the series' questions. Some of the questions include: Who is the Emperor? Who (or what) is Ardneh? What happened to Vilkata? Does Yambu find peace? These and many more.The story follows Vilkata who was banished along with his demonic cohorts in The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story in his quest to seek revenge on the royal family of Tasavalta. Still in possession of the Mindsword, he returns to the palace upon confirming that Mark and Kristin are absent and converts most of the populace into worshipful followers. But, Stephen, the royal couple's youngest son narrowly escapes that fate with the help of Sheildbreaker (which nullifies the effects of the other swords) and Sightblinder (which helps him take advantage of the mindless followers or escape their notice). Meanwhile, Baron Amintor, a long time foe of Prince Mark and his family, arrives in Sarykam following the direction of Coinspinner, the Sword of Luck, for his own reasons. Prince Mark and Kristin, in a nearby village, hold Woundhealer, and one of the Baron's allies holds Farslayer. The occupied armory holds Stonecutter and Townsaver, and even Soulcutter, the Mindsword's opposite, is located and nearly put into play. With so many swords concentrated in one place, chaos is the only possible result.Quite a fantastic wrap to a an epic story spanning generations. Wonderful!

  • Todd
    2019-05-30 23:08

    Finishing the Saberhagen nostalgia reading. Books 7&8 were more highly rated on Amazon so I finished with those. Book 8 was a nice coda to the series. Sure things make little sense but it is fantasy. Though much is simplistic, I like that not everything is explained. Many things are left mysterious so I am left wanting more.

  • Rachel
    2019-06-04 00:29

    This last book started out great, it had the edge of your seat action the last few had been missing. However it quickly turned into a "let's wrap up all the plot lines as quickly as possible" kind of thing which I didn't enjoy and felt forced. I'm glad I reread the series, I was a child the last time I did, I won't read them a third time though.

  • Rmd
    2019-06-13 07:32

    A disappointing end to what was a great series. It almost feels like he rushed the ending to be done with the series. It was interesting how he tied it back to his Empire of the East series but it felt somewhat contrived. A disappointing end to a great series of books.

  • Jefferson Coombs
    2019-05-30 01:29

    I actually was a little disappointed in this book. I almost gave it 2 stars because the beginning was very slow. I also didn't particularly care for his lack of explanation of the God Ardneh. It did, however, do a good job of bringing an 11 novel series together to a conclusion.

  • Alex
    2019-05-30 02:04

    see first book of swords for my review of the series. Its been a while so I may blunder but I seem to recall there weren't any exceptions to the awesomeness outside of the fact that the first three were a little slower than the rest.

  • Justin Salisbury
    2019-06-08 06:13

    This is a rather odd fantasy setting, but I really enjoy these books.

  • Don
    2019-05-27 23:11

    Totally enjoyed the entire series. I consider this Classic Fantasy!

  • Mariana
    2019-06-05 23:14

    I enjoyed this series. Some books were better than others.