Monday, July 27, 2015

Hiero's Journey by Sterling E. Lanier--getting a replacement copy

Yes, Hiero rides a Moose
Hiero's Journey is a novel that I picked up used way back in the mid 1980s and enjoyed. The second novel (The Unforsaken Hiero) in the series not so much, and Mr. Lanier did not manage to write an anticipated third in the series.

Anyway, Hiero's Journey was out of print when I first came across it, and it still is. My initial copy is suffering from age and use, so when I came across better copy at Around About Books, of course I picked it up...actually I waited several visits to see if anyone else might want odd way of 'sharing' a good book I suppose.

Anyway, if you come across this post apocalyptic fantasy novel (it's available in ebook, but I've heard the formatting is not quite up to snuff), consider giving it a try.

Back of the book description:

Per Hiero Desteen was a priest, a telepath -- and a highly trained killer. Together with his great riding moose and the young bear who was his friend, he was on that seemed beyond even his extraordinary powers.

For this was five thousand years after the holocaust known as The Death, and the world was greatly changed. Now the evil Brotherhood of the Unclean was waging all-out war against the few remnants of normal humanity, determined to wipe out all traces of its emerging civilization.

Hiero's task was to bring back a lost secret of the ancients that might save humans who were ruled by the Abbeys. But his path lay through the very heart of the unknown territory ruled by the Unclean and their hordes of mutated, intelligent, savage beast followers.

And the Unclean were waiting for him!

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