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Seven books by Esther Friesner - cormprising 3 incomplete sets - approx. 6 3/4" H. 1. Here Be Demons - 233 pp, Ace 1988 2nd printing, ISBN 0441327974. "Hell hates a failure, and the archdemon Atamar has just not been pulling his weight in the competitive world of bad deeds, rotten behavior, and the corruption of mortal souls. So he and his team of junior demons have been put on probation - thrown out of the comforts of Hell into the realm of the living. They won't be allowed back until they've collected a fat bonus of innocent souls, fully corrupted and ready to drag down to the devil himself. Unfortunately, Atamar has landed in the desert, miles from the nearest known sin - until a team of American archeology students arrives for a summer dig. And when the gleeful demons descend to do their worst, they discover that their idea of bad deeds is sadly out of date - at least when the youth of America is involved!". 2. Demon Blues - 280 pp, Ace 1989 1st printing, ISBN 0441143091. "Noel Cardiff is trying his worst, but he just doesn't have the knack for iniquity. He's hoping to impress Lysi, the succulent succubus who, in the guise of a transfer student from Smith, is teaching the Yale freshman what temptation is all about. But between the shock of finding out his mother is a reformed demon, the jolt of discovering his own gift for sorcery, and the onslaught of true lust for a second-generation desert witch - well, is it any wonder the boy's in a devilish muddle?" 3. Gnome Man's Land - 235 pp, Ace 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0441081223. "Tim Desmond's only worries are those of any typical Brooklyn teenager: homework, muggers, and finding a date for Saturday night. What does he know from a hole ripped through the fabric of the universe, that's dumping strange magical creatures into the heart of Brooklyn? What's the big deal? A beautiful, amorous banshee isn't so bad, he figures - until she predicts Tim's imminent death. Worse yet, his mom is falling in love with a medieval magician, and his true love is about to be used as a virgin sacrifice!" 4. Harpy High - 252 pp, Ace 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0441317626. "When dozens of harmless gnomes and sprites invaded his Brooklyn home, Tim thought his life couldn't possibly get more complicated. Then the monsters started showing up: vampires, demons, dragons, ogres, and even a voluptuous Russian witch named Baba Yaga. And they all want to go to Tim's high school. Now he's got a minotaur in his locker and more trouble than he can handle. Can even a high school senior ride herd on a riotous gang of ghouls and ghosties - and still foil Baba Yaga's heinous master plan?" 5. Spells of Mortal Weaving - 215 pp, Avon 1986 1st printing, ISBN 0380750015. "Lord Prince Alban heard the curse cast upon him and laughed, for he was still in the spring of his manhood, confident of his strength, arrogant of his lineage. But from his first glimpse of those eyes like green stars, he was enthralled by the Lady Ursuala - indeed cursed to lose her, to search for her, to follow her into the realms where Morgeld, dread master of evil, kept his castle and dark secrets. There the prince and his beloved would challenge this loathsome terror loosed against mankind, defy its deadly powers and discover what magic is greatest of all." 6. The Witchwood Cradle - 241 pp, Avon 1987 1st printing, ISBN 0380751003. "They were twelve witchborn sisters of Ayree: each given a special magic; each given the quest to rid mankind of Morgeld. The youngest was Basoni of the long golden hair, most gentle, most powerful - and most cursed. To her was bequeathed a secret and a sword - blue as ice, cold as winter, mighty as witchcraft. But Morgeld, Lord of Despair, lived as much in the hearts of witch and mortal as in the towers of Helagarde - and his dreadful powers would be loosed against all Basoni cherished - until she fled deep into dangerous realms - to be saved - or doomed - by a demon-lover who claimed her for his own." 7. The Water King's Laughter - 283 pp, Avon 1989 1st printing, ISBN 038075410X. "No one had divined any magical blood coursing through young Timeo's veins. His only powers were his stubbornness, his unwillingness to relinquish his dream of becoming a bard - and a voice so un-bardlike that it drove even dragons to despair! Then the enchantress Cattail revealed his true identity, and Timeo's destiny became painfully clear. He would free his enslaved Waterfolk from the treacherous Ragnear's magicks - or blunt with his bones the talons of the wizard's hungry beast!" Books 1&2 are the first two volumes of the 'Demons' trilogy; books 3&4 are the first two volumes of the 'Gnome Man's Land' trilogy and books 5-7 are the last three volumes of the 'Twelve Kingdoms' quartet. Interiors - very light or light browning to pages and/or inside of covers, one book with a bookstore stamp on the inside of the front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - two books have a slight lean to the spine, one book has some spine creases and two others have faint spine creases, one book has creases at the fore-edge of the front cover and a small bump/scuff to the fore-edge of pages 1 to 18, one book has tiny scuffs on the rear cover, one book has a tiny number stamp on the bottom of the text block.
Title: 7 ASSORTED BOOKS BY ESTHER FRIESNER. 1. HERE BE DEMONS. 2. DEMON BLUES. 3. GNOME MAN'S LAND. 4. HARPY HIGH. 5. SPELLS OF MORTAL WEAVING. 6. THE WITCHWOOD CRADLE. 7. THE WATER KING'S LAUGHTER.
Illustrator: Cover art by Walter Velez (1&2), James Warhola (3), David Mattingly (4) and Keith Parkinson (7).
Publisher: New York, Ace / Avon:
Binding: Mass Market Paperbacks
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 30628
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