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This is an omnibus edition that includes both Hunter’s Oath and Hunter’s Death, in one book.


When the covenant was made with the Hunter God, all who dwelt in Breo­danir swore to abide by it. The Hunter Lords — and the hunting dogs to which their minds were attuned — would seek out game in the God’s woods to provide food for their people, and the Hunter God would ensure that the Hunters, the land, and the people prospered.

But in payment, once a year the Sacred Hunt must be called, the God’s own Hunt in which the prey became one of the Lords, or his hunt­brother. This was the Hunter’s Oath, sworn to by each Lord and his hunt­brother — the companion chosen from the common folk to remind each Lord of his own ties to humanity. It was the Oath pledged in blood by Gilliam of Elseth and the orphan boy Stephen — and the fulfill­ment of that Oath would lead them to the kind of destiny from which legends were made.…



Aver­alaan, that most ancient of cities, had long been the home of magics both dark and bright. For the site where this most civi­lized city of mortals now stood had once been a dread place indeed, a citadel of evil ruled by the Lord of Hell. Only through the greatest of sacri­fices had he been cast back into his own dimen­sion. But now, trouble was once again stir­ring in the hidden byways of Averalaan.

Blessed or cursed by their Hunter God and gifted with his most unique creation, the Hunter Lord Gilliam and his hunt­brother Stephen were about to do the unthink­able. Guided by seer Yvaine, they would journey beyond the borders of their kingdom, some­thing no Hunter Lord had ever done. For only in Aver­alaan could they find their true destiny, even if it meant facing the Dark Lord himself.…

Trade paperback published August 2016 by DAW books
ISBN 9780756411725 • 858 pages • Cover art by Jody A. Lee
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