Dec 25

He's a faithful lute player, even though all he knows is Stairway to Heaven.Click for full image

And it thus cameto passthat the Mighty Lord Weber created the one thing which could instantly bring tears to the eyes of mortal men. Together around the campfire elves sat covered in blankets, drinking mead, talking to their wenches andwieldeda singlelute. But most importantly and what would soon become legend,they hadridiculous ears.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day!

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Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.76 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Oath Of Swords”

  1. SI Says:

    Have to admit this is one of the covers that started it all. I do believe this cover made two men nearly fall over laughing in the middle of a high street book store.

    Anyway… Christmas Ham! mmm MMMMM!

  2. CSA Says:

    Those ears are amazing.

    God bless Baen on this holy day!
    Merry Xmas

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    Those ears are evidently a babe magnet. I want me some of that earage.

  4. ugotpwn3d Says:

    Well you know what they say about men with big ears.

    They are actually blind and find their way through the use of a sonic sonar.

    I am sure they say something else too.

  5. Maureen Says:

    They’re not elves. They’re actually the orc-analogues of his world. And they’re supposed to look funny.

  6. SI Says:

    I’m actually honoured to now own this book. I found it in a sale for only 2 quid!

    But you know the quality of the cover when the cashier actually looks at the book, then looks at me saying ‘interesting cover’.

    Of course I burst into tears instantly, sobbing, ‘DON’T JUDGE ME!’

    Just kidding, about the crying part. There was just something in my eye.

  7. anon Says:

    There are sequels. The second book’s cover is about this bad.

    The third is the worst book cover I have ever seen. Windrider’s Oath, if you want to GIS it for a laugh.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Bookstore personnel griped about this cover: “Lots of Star Trek fans come here, grab the book at first sight, then they come back and complain that there are no Vulcans in it.”

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Everyone looks so well put together for a night in the out of doors. i have a feeling as though the youth hostel is just off the edge of the page, stage left.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Bard sings:

    ‘Twas a night on Vulcan
    a Ferengi tried to sell
    a used and rusty spaceship
    before its engine fell
    the Rules of Acquisition
    he used and used them well
    But when the Vulcan buyer
    did see the rusty hull
    he said “It’s only logic
    that you of shite is full!”

  11. Rev Says:

    Cheers, big ears!

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The splash “Exclusive new novella!” is almost as good a selling point as…

    “Exclusive very short book that almost lives up to being a real novel!”

    “Exclusive missing the mark publication!”

    “Exclusive edition WITHOUT all the padding and pointless walking around for pages and pages that would make this a ‘high fantasy novel’ !”

  13. RachelJ Says:

    @A.R.Yngve. I’d guess the “Exclusive new novella” is a separate story included in this edition, since “Oath of Swords” runs to something like 500 pages. But hey, maybe that still makes it a “novella” by modern fantasy standards.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Whoa there, Rachelj. 500 pages is a *prologue* by modern fantasy standards.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    David Weber considers it his magnum opus. I’ll just toss that one out there then, brah. No homo.

  16. anon Says:

    Diva We Bred
    Ass-Worth Food
    “Eating plenty of raccoon & smelling putrid. Who’s worried?” — C.Cylos
    Win Vulcan Sex Eel, Love!

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