Witch of the Four Winds * When the Idols Walked
Brak braves magic and malice on his way to the paradise of Khurdisan
Brak the Barbarian has no time for gods. A simple warrior, he cares only for plunder and women, and sees religion as nothing but foolish superstition. But the disciples of the Dark One, Yob-Haggoth, take their god seriously—and they believe Yob-Haggoth wants Brak dead. In Witch of the Four Winds, Brak tries to pass through rocky country, but ominous things begin to happen. A shower of boulders falls without a sound. He meets an old man who seems to know his every secret. And his pony is torn to pieces by an unseen monster. A great magician is hounding Brak—a malevolent force that no broadsword can match. In When the Idols Walked, Brak arrives at the edge of the roaring sea, seeking a ship to carry him to Khurdisan. But before he can find passage, his caravan is set upon by slavers who chain the great warrior to an oar. With each stroke he plots his revenge. Brak’s tormentors will be destroyed, but he will find that the sea holds greater horrors than a slavedriver’s whip. This ebook bundle contains additional stories featuring Brak the Barbarian, as well as an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
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About the author
John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.