first novel in the METAMORPHOSIS trilogy! The DELUXE EDITION - large size, full stats and game info for characters, critters, places and items, and beautiful artwork.
Death is only the beginning...
The wicked archmage Hazergal Redfist is dead, slain by the traitorous
hand of his closest friend and confidant. The world rejoices as the
tyrant mage's empire comes crumbling down, ending two
centuries of brutal tyranny and war. But fate has only begun to weave
the twisted skein of Hazergal's destiny, and as the light and
warmth of life slip away, the former archmage finds himself on the
bleak, demon-haunted planes of the Abyss, his soul condemned for all
Now a petitioner - the feeble soul shell from which all planar life is
created - Hazergal is a shadow of his former self, seemingly bereft of
the awesome power he commanded in life. Alone, defenseless, and beset
by the fell inhabitants of the Abyss, Hazergal faces countless eons of
torment and humiliation, his eternal reward for a lifetime of
wickedness. But Hazergal soon realizes that he is different from the
other abyssal petitioners. Memories of his former life remain, and in
the deepest recesses of Hazergal's soul a terrible power
grows, a power that will propel him along a course no mortal has ever
undertaken, ultimately leading to the pinnacle of fiendish might.
But such power is a bright beacon of opportunity to the terrible
abyssal rulers, and Hazergal soon finds himself embroiled in the lethal
politics of the chaotic plane. Forced to emulate the demonic
inhabitants of the Abyss in both body and mind, Hazergal must navigate
a treacherous landscape of chaos and evil aided only by a curious rogue
devil, and his own formidable intellect. And although destruction and
damnation awaits him at every turn, the faint specter of ultimate power
beckons Hazergal on, as he makes the arduous climb from dretch to
Death of a Demon Lord
is the first novel in the METAMORPHOSIS trilogy, based on the epic
Story Hour, Metamorphosis:
From Dretch to Demon Lord.
- Death of a Demon Lord
- The Tides of Chaos