By Neal Barrett Jr.
All 4 Aldair books in a single volume.On the day that Aldair discovered that his global had unexpectedly grew to become the wrong way up, his heritage- altering quest started. And he didn't even then comprehend that it was once to be a quest.His simply associates have been those that have been his such a lot vicious enemies. His purely path resulted in the lands of horror. And his ultimate aim needed to be—that such a lot forbidden of all lands, the living position of the lifeless, that island of overall terror referred to as Albion.
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