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The Philosopher in Arms by Karen Wehrstein

A novel of power, love, war and spirit

The Philosopher in Arms is the massively-revised version of my two traditionally-published fantasy novels, Lion’s Heart and Lion’s Soul (Baen Books, 1991) set in the “Fifth Millennium” world collaboratively created with S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier. Almost 3,000 years after a human-made cataclysm reduced both human population and technology back to primitive levels, civilization is rising again slowly. Here . . .

A complete novel.
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Description of a Warrior’s Life

By Linda Schoales, editor

Nov 20, 2009: “The Philosopher in Arms” is a fantasy novel written from the point of view of a great warrior-leader looking back on his life. Fourth Chevenga Shae-Arano-e’s people, the Yeola, live in a pre-industrial society where the Assembly makes the rules and the decisions, but the semanakraseye acts in times of war. Chevenga is the son of a semanakraseye, and has been trained since childhood to serve his people in turn.

Chevenga begins his story with the death of his father when [more . . .]

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I Need a Hero!

By GreenGlass, member

Aug 3, 2009: Update: If anyone is interested, I have a brief perspective response to the most recent editorial review. In reference to PA’s first chapters, I find the supporting characters far from dry, the culture fascinating (although definitely not as individualistic as Americans are used to), the conversations invigorating, and the pace perfect for me, since I absolutely love childhood and training/schooling sagas. I feel that Schoales got exactly what the first chapters are about when she pointed out the detail given to the setting, unique belief system, and kind of person [more . . .]

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