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SIGNET - 451-AE5630 - (CANADA $4 50) - US. $3.50 @ ONLY ONE THING AT =i SSP ON oare sea a2. 00 eta ts ae (OYA =ITMM lee Cae VNDOMSISAN sUalatle a =y-\\ 0 ae THE BATTLE RAGED AROUND BILI as he withdrew his nicked, dull blade—now cloudy with” sticky, red blood—from just below the breastplate of a gasping, wide-eyed pikeman. Suddenly, the back of Bili’s - helmet was struck so hard that the force of the buffet all but drove him to his knees. Staggering slightly, he turned to face a swordsman in three-quarter armor of an alien pattern. The Skohshun was swinging his sword with both hands and his greater than average strength was evident in the crushing, numbing force of his blows. Bili caught and deflected two swordswipes on the face of his buckler and tried to deflect another down the flat of his blade while fetching his opponent a shrewd buffet in the exposed armpit with the steelshod edge ‘of the buckler. But Bili’s much abused blade shattered, leaving him totally weaponless before his enemy’s sharp and deadly blade . . . NAL BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT QUANTITY DISCOUNTS WHEN USED TO PROMOTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE WRITE TO PREMIUM MARKETING DIVISION, NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY, 1633 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10019. - Copyright © 1983 by Robert Adams All rights reserved. SIGNET TRADEMARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. AND POREIGN COUNTRIES REGISTERED TRADEMARK-MARCA REGISTRADA ECHO EN WINNIPEG, CANADA SIGNET, SIGNET CLASSIC, MENTOR, ONYX, PLUME, MERIDIAN AND NAL Booxs are published by NAL Penguin Inc., 1633 Broadway, New York, New York 10019 First Printing, May, 1983 ‘5 67 49 10 11 12 PRINTED IN CANADA