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The Second Book Of Lost Swords: Sightblinder's Story (1995)

The Second Book of Lost Swords: Sightblinder's Story (1995)
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0812536568 (ISBN13: 9780812536560)
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The Second Book Of Lost Swords: Sightblinder's Story (1995)

About book: In The Second Book of Lost Swords: Sightblinder's Story, Saberhagen finally gives a name and a face to the Ancient One introduced in the First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story to the realm of the Swords.This story follows Yambu, Zoltan and Ben as they attempt to use Sightblinder, a god forged sword that causes it's bearer to take on the appearance of the most loved (or hated) figures in the imaginations of those who behold him (or her), to save Mark of Tasavalta from a mysterious wizard who has taken him hostage.They come across a young man, Arfinn, who had planned to bring the Sword to the local wizard (whose castle has just been taken over by the Ancient One) and persuade him to part with it, but Arfinn soon changes his mind and steals it back, leaving Ben, Yambu and Zoltan to attempt a rescue without it. Also making an appearance is Prince Mark's father, the mysterious Emporer, and Draffut, the Lord of Beasts. Tragedy and adventure color this story in a web of intrigue as those involved struggle to acheive their disparate goals. All in all, a good story. I recommend reading The First Swords (Book of Swords 1-3) and The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story before taking on this one.

Well, at least this story had more about the sword – a lot more - than the first book of the series. I found the plot pretty unsatisfying though. Some poor village boy is trying to do a good deed for his village, finds himself tangled up with a mad-woman, and dies for it. Not that I would have believed him as the hero , but it was rather sad and disappointing. There was the return of characters from the first book in the series, but they are still mainly wooden with little roundness. So while I
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