Riding the Eye of the Hurricane, Piswyck, Lifesaver, and Miranda return to Carsonne, only to find the country torn by civil war. The roads across the mountains remain closed, food is growing short, and the Countess has put an exorbitant price on Piswyck’s head. Can the young Marquis unify his people,fight his way past abberant mythozooic monstrosities, and win against the dual armies of the corrupt tax collector Lomfroth and Kracmalnic the Mad? —Read on, in this highly-humorous, action-packed and long-awaited sequel to The Particolored Unicorn. *****
‘Storm Wars’ thunders along in grand, exotic, picaresque style. The reader is swept up in the wake of the ludicrously entertaining adventures of the sexy young Marquis Piswick and his sardonic particolored unicorn, Lifesaver.
‘Like most classical heroes Piswick has great flair, ingenuity and level-headedness, all of which he needs in a chaotic world fraught with deadly whimsicality. It’s all about fighting, morality, mad invention, satire, blue wine and silliness. And monsters – of course – human and otherwise.
‘I’ve waited years for this book to come out. With a lot of modern fantasy being so drably serious, it’s bliss to have a cocktail like this: piquant with magic, frothing with romance, spiked with a salty wit.’
— Paul Magrs, author of ‘Never the Bride’ and ‘Doctor Who – Sick Building’
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has been writing professionally since 1964. He was known primarily as a short story writer until 1984 when his first novel appeared. Three years later he produced �The Particolored Unicorn,�
a Science Fantasy which is the first volume of a projected twelve volume epic. The second volume, �Storm Wars!�
is finished and is now available in an Xlibris edition, while the third volume, �The Revenge of the Countess,�
is well begun. A collection of his short Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, and Fantasy, is also in the works.
In the early 1960s he was adopted as foster brother to Marion Zimmer Bradley and Paul Edwin Zimmer, and in the late 1960s married Diana L. Paxson; their son, Ian Michael Grey has also begun a literary career with the recent publication of his first stories.
When not at his mountain writing lodge he can be seen on stage doing character parts, the most celebrated of which is his portrayal of the young Mark Twain. In that capacity he was Dead Guest of Honor at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Francisco in 1993, a convention which also honored Mary Shelly and H. G. Wells. He keeps good company, at least among dead people.