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The Warslayer


Gloria "Glory" McArdle plays Vixen the Slayer in a straight-to-syndication TV show where even the fans say the villain is the better actress. The wizards of Erchanen have been searching all the worlds to find a hero, and Vixen the Slayer is the last name on their list.

The Warmother, imprisoned a thousand years before by Ginnas the Warkiller, has broken free of her ancient chains. If a hero can't be found somewhere in all the universes to fight for them, the people of Erchanen are toast. But is it Glory they're looking for... or Vixen?

It all seemed to be a perfectly straightforward misunderstanding when Belegir was explaining it in Glory's dressing room. The reality—if you could call it that—isn't just fighting for her life. Faced with a challenge like that, what can a girl do but pick up her magic sword and her stuffed elephant and give her trademark battle cry:

"Hi-yi-yi-yi! Come, Camrado! Evil wakes!"

Praise for Beyond World's End by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill:

". . . vivid . . . this novel's.accessible blend of the urban and the whimsical wilt appeal to those who wonder whether the phantasmagoric walk city streets." —Publishers Weekly

". . . fast-paced urban fantasy that resonates with the pulse of the modern world while remaining true to ancient legends." • ' —Library lournal.

".'. . a dark tale seething with diabolical humans and evil schemes ... readers will welcome [Beyond World's End}." —Romantic Titties

Cover art by Carol Heyer

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, May 2002

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ISBN: 0-7434-3536-2

Copyright © 2002 by Rosemary Edghill

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