The Broken Lands Author:Fred Saberhagen The passing of thousands of years had left the planet Earth a series of broken lands, a mutated world of distant alien empires and near-at-hand rapacious satraps. The common people, hunted by the great lords, harried by the evil killer reptiles, were sustained by one last legend ? that some day one would come who would "ride the Elephant" and th... more »ereby bring back the Golden Age.
The champion, when he came, was no mighty warrior of the West, pledged to destroy the foul wizardry that kept the Broken Lands in subjection, but a leader from the deep swamps where the Free People still lurked. And the power with which he challenged the satraps and the wizards was a power from an earlier age ? the power of a long-dead technology which had put its faith in creatures like the legendary Elephant.« less