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Vergil in Averno

Vergil in Averno

(1986)
(The second book in the Vergil Magus series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Nebula (nominee)
He was a Master in Arts Magical, but not yet Incantor et Magus

Now Vergil Magus, the powerful sorcerer-poet, returns in the long-awaited prequel to Avram Davidson's bestselling novel of fable and magic, The Phoenix and the Mirror. Here, Vergil's extraordinary adventures begin as he journeys into the hideous heart of evil and darkness . . .

Enter the Very Rich City of Averno and discover a place on untold riches and untamed lusts, of orgies and drunken revelries, of madness and human corruption. Here is a decaying metropolis of wizards and warlocks, where old crones spin webs of cruelty and deceit, and hell lurks in a labyrinth of underworld caves. Vergil has come to Averno to uncover the secret of its eternal fires, the very center of its wealth and prominence. But as he explores the inner sancta of this ancient and heartless inferno, he finds, too, the fiery bed of Poppaea, the beautiful wife of the city's most influential Magnates. With this forbidden pleasure comes forbidden knowledge, and Vergil is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens to turn the terrible power of Averno against him.

For centuries, the lords of the city have thrived on the bloody sacrifice of their own people. Now they are determined to add one more name to the scrolls of Averno's dead . . . and to cast Vergil, now an outlaw, into the burning pits of the dying empire.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Vergil in Averno: The Sequel to the Phoenix and the Mirror (Doubleday science fiction)
Author(s): Avram Davidson
ISBN: 0385197071 / 9780385197076 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2013 : USA Audible edition
Title: Vergil in Averno: Vergil Magus, Book 2
Author(s): Avram Davidson

Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK, USA Kindle edition
Title: Vergil in Averno: Book Two of the Vergil Magus Series (Prologue Fantasy)
Author(s): Avram Davidson

Publisher: Prologue Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

 


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