[Free eBook REPEAT] A Symphony of Storms by Robert E. Vardeman [Epic Quest Fantasy]

A Symphony of Storms by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 3rd novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure quest fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1990 by Tor. The trilogy is set in the usual sort of fantasy land where a lost heir must be found and restored to the disputed throne with the aid of a magical artifact.

This story follows the aftermath of two such restoration quests, which have yielded a corrupted king and then his potential replacement twin, who seems to be a suitable queen but whose beginning reign is plagued by treachery and civil war from her ousted brother-king’s faction, leading to the third and final quest for the aid of a legendary wizard to help save the realm.

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[Free eBook] Forest Wars by Graham Diamond [Fantasy]

Forest Wars by British author Graham Diamond is probably a sidequel to his Adventures of the Empire Princess quartet of adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1995 by Lion Books, which appears to have been the author’s self-publishing imprint, and is an alternate take on the author’s previous novel The Haven, originally published by Playboy Press (who occasionally printed “serious” non-erotic genre books) in 1977.

The story takes place in a forest sanctuary where humans and intelligent animals co-exist. It appears to be part of the same world as the author’s Adventures of the Empire Princess quartet of epic adventure fantasy featuring an quest to restore a princess to her usurped throne (but may actually be a different setting which uses the same name for a similar forest kingdom). This sidequel provides an alternate take on events, as The Haven comes under attack, showing the viewpoint of one leader who must hold it together in the face of local political machinations, while the other quests for outside help.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Demon in the Mirror by Andrew J. Offutt & Richard Lyon [Adventure Fantasy]

Demon in the Mirror by the late Andrew J. Offutt & the late Richard Lyon is the 1st novel in their War of the Wizards trilogy of swashbuckling adventure fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1978 by Pocket Books and was later reprinted as part of their Timescape line with an added The prefixing the title. The trilogy takes place in a magical fantasy setting, starring a young woman who goes adventuring on various quests to find items and defeat evil.

This installment kicks off her lifetime of adventures as she makes her first quest in search of her missing brother, going up against an ancient evil who may prove the risky key to finding him, and the assorted forces who stand in her way, which include vampire nuns and werehawks, just so you know.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman [Fantasy]

The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 1st novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1989 by Tor Books. The trilogy comprises an epic adventure quest set in the usual sort of fantasy kingdom with disputed rulership, long lost heirs, and a dangerous magical artifact which may be the key to restoring or destroying the land.

This installment starts off the quest as the titular Glass Warrior, who has the magical artifact in her possession and must now go in search of the fabled lost heirs, while avoiding the forces of the rival claimants who would put a stop to her task.

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[Free eBook] A Symphony of Storms by Robert E. Vardeman [Epic Quest Fantasy]

A Symphony of Storms by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 3rd novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure quest fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1990 by Tor. The trilogy is set in the usual sort of fantasy land where a lost heir must be found and restored to the disputed throne with the aid of a magical artifact.

This story follows the aftermath of two such restoration quests, which have yielded a corrupted king and then his potential replacement twin, who seems to be a suitable queen but whose beginning reign is plagued by treachery and civil war from her ousted brother-king’s faction, leading to the third and final quest for the aid of a legendary wizard to help save the realm.

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[Free eBook] Ôrinstar by Peter Helton [Epic Quest Fantasy]

Ôrinstar (also credited as The Ôrinstar of Angâron) by German expat UK-resident author Peter Helton, known for writing assorted mystery series, is the 1st novel in his Dark Hunger series of epic fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of Venture’s original publications by newer (or at least new-to-the-genre) authors. The story is a standard fantasy tale set in the usual sort of land which is under threat of dominion by the the encroaching forces of the all-devouring Dark Lord, wherein a ragtag band of characters hastily thrown together by circumstance find themselves journeying in search of a magical power which may prevent this, learning lessons and building friendships during the course of their adventures.

This one starts with a dwarf on a mission to jailbreak the apparent Chosen One who unknowingly holds the key to saving the realm from destruction, gathering more members of their band as they go on the run from the local law and discover more about the titular artifact they will eventually seek.

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[Free eBook] Phantoms on the Wind by Robert E. Vardeman [Epic Adventure Fantasy]

Phantoms on the Wind by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 2nd novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure quest fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1989 by Tor. The trilogy is set in the usual sort of fantasy land where the troubled realm has a lost heir who needs to be found restored to the throne with the aid of a dangerous magical artifact via an epic quest.

This installment deals with the aftermath of one such successful previous restoration quest, whose rightful heir has now fallen prey to the corruption of the artifact and has become a paranoid tyrant, kicking off a new quest for the backup spare heir, who is now the only remaining hope for the kingdom wracked by civil war.

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[Free eBook] Demon in the Mirror by Andrew J. Offutt & Richard Lyon [Adventure Fantasy]

Demon in the Mirror by the late Andrew J. Offutt & the late Richard Lyon is the 1st novel in their War of the Wizards trilogy of swashbuckling adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1978 by Pocket Books and was later reprinted as part of their Timescape line with an added The prefixing the title. The trilogy takes place in a magical fantasy setting, starring a young woman who goes adventuring on various quests to find items and defeat evil.

This installment kicks off her lifetime of adventures as she makes her first quest in search of her missing brother, going up against an ancient evil who may prove the risky key to finding him, and the assorted forces who stand in her way, which include vampire nuns and werehawks, just so you know.

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[Free eBook] The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman [Fantasy]

The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 1st novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1989 by Tor Books. The trilogy comprises an epic adventure quest set in the usual sort of fantasy kingdom with disputed rulership, long lost heirs, and a dangerous magical artifact which may be the key to restoring or destroying the land. This installment starts off the quest as the titular Glass Warrior, who has the magical artifact in her possession and must now go in search of the fabled lost heirs, while avoiding the forces of the rival claimants who would put a stop to her task.

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[Free eBook] The Eyes of Sarsis by Andrew J. Offutt & Richard Lyon [Adventure Fantasy]

The Eyes of Sarsis by the late Andrew J. Offutt & the late Richard Lyon is the 2nd novel in their War of the Wizards trilogy of swashbuckling adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Pocket Books. The trilogy stars a young woman who goes adventuring on various fantastic quests to find items and defeat evil. This tale is a piratical adventure as the heroine, now become a pirate queen and Captain of her own ship, is asked to take up the quest of a King’s lost daughter and defeat the terrible magical thingamajig which was unleashed by an earlier attempt to regain her.

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