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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 . . .

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asa kraiya by Karen Wehrstein

What would you do . . . to live?

asa kraiya is the sequel “that never should have happened” to my two traditionally-published fantasy novels, Lion’s Heart and Lion’s Soul (Baen Books, 1991). Greatest of warriors and greatest of leaders, Fourth Chevenga Shae-Arano-e lives “the life of other men’s dreams”—except that he faces certain death by the age of thirty. When a healer with the gift of seeing . . .

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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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Chevenga: Burning the Candle at Both Ends

By Ysabetwordsmith, member

Aug 20, 2009: I first discovered Chevenga’s story, years ago, when it appeared as two paperback novels (rather obviously a single story hacked in half for format reasons). I was utterly delighted to rediscover it recently in its new, revised and expanded, online format. The original two novels, Lion’s Heart and Lion’s Soul, are being reunited into a cohesive narrative. This encourages me, because I think the Internet is reminding us that a story is a living, growing thing. Paper books don’t change, and I love them for that; they will always hold [more . . .]

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