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Summary

Egil and Nix, the hard-fighting, harder-drinking fortune hunters of The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel, are back to test their mettle and tempt fickle fate.

Fantasy fiction has long welcomed adventurous rogues: Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, George R. R. Martin's Dunk and Egg, and Scott Lynch's Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen have all made their marks. In his Egil & Nix series, New York Times best-selling author Paul S. Kemp introduces a daring new duo to the ranks of fantasy fame - or is it infamy?

Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them - even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change.

All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear - including their beloved tavern - in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself.

©2017 Paul S. Kemp (P)2017 Random House Audio

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  • rumor
  • 30-01-17

Paul's done it again

I just finished it last night. I've always thought of Egil and Nix second rate characters/books compared to Erevis Cale and his books... Not the case anymore after finishing Conversation in Blood, that ending was epic, the whole progression of the story and trying to figure out where it was leading to was amazing. I only wish there was more to read, thank you for such an awesome book. You won't be disappointed in this book, in fact you'll be left wanting more and there's no cliffhanger.

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  • J Miler
  • 11-11-17

THANKS AGAIN PAUL!

Thanks again for another installment of our foul mouthed heroes. Keep it up! Can't wait to hear from Cale😉!

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  • Jonathan
  • 27-03-17

Interesting idea, okay execution.

If I could do it again, I would check it out from the library but wouldn't buy it.

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  • John
  • 27-03-17

awesome

what happens next?! I cannot wait for the next book. great story. well written. great narrator.

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  • F3EN
  • 26-03-17

The World NEEDS more Nix an Egil

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

Nick is always Great.Honestly he was the reason I checked out these books.

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I LOVE these stories. Nix an Egil Adventures are the best. Every story so far in this series, Has kept me engaged.I would love so much if Mr. Kemp would keep bringing us more of this goodness.

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  • Andrew
  • 23-03-17

Tragically beautiful

if you're a fan of the series thus far, you will enjoy this book. Be the Hero

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  • R. Remillard
  • 06-03-17

Excellent book!!!

Really enjoined listening to Paul Kemp's Conversation in blood novel. Well read by Nick podehl. Only down side I found to this story was that was too short, would love more from egil and nix!!

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  • Paul
  • 04-03-17

Kemp is sword and sorcery at its best

Kemp takes the crown of Lieber and expands the kingdom. This book is entertaining and deep with profound ending. An ending and concept that few could pull off other than him.

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  • dyreno
  • 08-02-17

There is always a price to pay

There is always a price to pay. You get nothing for free.
This is a theme I've always found enduring with the Egil and Nix series. Something to always keep you thinking and remind you that these two haphazard, knuckle heads are risking quite a bit to be heroes. No high fantasy, daring hero managing to come out unscathed and happily ever after. It gives it a true sense of gravitas.
This is running in the forefront of this particular adventure. The heroes stubbornly stare destiny and death in the face and mock their faces before spitting in it. Because it's Egil and Nix!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-02-17

A conversation in blood

Fantastic book! Please keep in mind that this is the third book and it will refer back to the other two books and sort stories. Go pick up Hammer and Blade and start there! You will not regret it!

Note: these stories are not for children