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Jack of Shadows
Jack of Shadows

Jack of Shadows

By Roger Zelazny, Foreword by Joe Haldeman

Rediscovered Classics


216 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781613735244

Rights: US

Chicago Review Press (May 2016)


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In a world half of light, half of darkness, where science and magic strive for dominance, there dwells a magical being who is friendly with neither side. Jack, of the realm of shadows, is a thief who is unjustly punished. So he embarks on a vendetta. He wanders through strange realms, encountering witches, vampires, and, finally, his worst enemy: the Lord of Bats. He consults his friend Morningstar, a great dark angel. He is pursued by a monstrous creature called the Borshin. But to reveal any more would be to spoil some of the mindboggling surprises Jack of Shadows has in store. First published in 1971 and long out-of-print, Jack of Shadows is one of fantasy master Roger Zelazny's most profound and mysterious books.


"These days publishers like to build walls between science fiction and fantasy, but they are really two sides of the same coin. . . as Roger Zelazny proved brilliantly in Jack of Shadows, an evocative and original blend of the two genres, written with the usual Zelazny panache.  In Shadowjack he creates another memorable hero, a worthy brother to Corwin of Amber and Sam of Lord of Light, and the world he inhabits is one of Roger's most exotic and colorful landscapes.  A must read for all fans of the master." —George R.R. Martin

"One of the most satisfying reads in all Zelazny's work." —SFX

"Jack of Shadows receives a full recommendation as a "must read" for any science fiction or fantasy fan, especially those who like to imagine what lies just beyond our reality." —Nerdophiles

"The story is fast-paced and compelling at every turn, proof that good science fiction—despite the technological advances of intervening years—is timeless." —Foreword Reviews

"A captivating, quick-read that fans of Zelazny will devour and that high fantasy readers will appreciate." —Geeks of Doom

Author Biography

Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) is best known as the author of the critically acclaimed Chronicles of Amber series, Lord of Light, and A Night in the Lonesome October; he won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six. He wrote more than forty novels. Joe Haldeman is the author of The Forever War, Forever Peace, Camouflage, The Accidental Time Machine, and many other novels.