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Out of the Waters
by David Drake
Tor, $25.99, 400 pp
Release Date: July 19, 2011

Out of the Waters is the second volume of The Books of the Elements

Carce's governor, the wealthy Saxa is throwing a major entertainment for the populace, a staging of Hercules founding a city on the shores Lusitania . When dark magic destroys the set and monsters threaten the city the audience thinks it is a part of the show. Only a few realize that it is a warning that the supernatural powers are going to break into this reality, only those few understand what is happening and have a chance to stop it.

Drake has written a tight epic fantasy set in a world mirroring the Roman Empire with the addition of dark magic. His world-building and attention to detail create a believable setting for his well-drawn and engaging characters. This is a must have for Fantasy collectors and lovers. ~~ Pam Allan

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