The King Beyond the Gate

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Times had changed.

Once the mighty fortrestood strong, defended by the mightiest of all Drenai heroes, Druss, the Legend.

But now a tyrannical, mad emperor had seized control of the fortress. And his twisted will was carried throughout the land by his creatures, the Joinings- abominations that were half man, half beast.

Descended from a long-ago political inter-marriage between enemies, Tenaka Khan was a half-breed himself. He was an outsider, hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood, and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry. But he alone had a plan to destroy the emperor.

A handful of heroes joined together with Tenaka Khan to carry through his bold plan. But to trust him would also mean that the Drenai must trust their greatest enemy...

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The King Beyond the Gate , Copyright by David A. Gemmell, 1985

First published in Great Britian by Century, in 1985. U.S. edition first published in 1995, by Ballantine Books. price:$5.99

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