The Complete Book of Swords Author:Fred Saberhagen Comprimising the First, Second and Third Book. The Swords were forged on a lifeless, wind-scoured mountaintop, with fire drawn from the Earth's belly and metal that fell from the sky. They were tempered wth human sweat and human blood by the hand of the god Vulcan, Master Smith. — There were 12 Swords, created as the playing pieces in a whimsic... more »al game of the gods. Into each Sword was placed an awesome power-to vanquish in battle or slay by even more horrible means...to deceive an enemy's eyes or destroy his soul...to bestow unfailing luck, or heal.
Only one man had seen the Forging of the Swords of Power, a human smith named Jord. And for the arm that Vulcan took from him that unforgettable night, Jord received one of the Swords. It would be his legacy to his son.« less