The Man with the Golden Torc (Secret Histories, Book 1)

By Simon R. Green

From the recent York Times-bestselling writer of the Deathstalker and Nightside sequence comes a brand new type of hero--one who fights the great struggle opposed to a few very previous Joes.

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