High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot. The term "high fantasy" was coined by Lloyd Alexander in a 1971 essay, "High Fantasy and Heroic Romance" (originally given at the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians in October 1969). Heroic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which events occur in a world where magic is prevalent and modern technology is non-existent. The setting may be entirely fictitious in nature or based upon earth with some additions. Unlike dark fiction, it provides a setting in which all men are strong, all women beautiful, all life adventurous, and all problems simple. This means that adventures based in heroic fantasy are unlikely to mention any wider problems that cannot be fixed by a quest. Characters within heroic fantasy are likely to be underdogs of humble origin who are placed in situations forcing them to act in a heroic manner, past what is expected of them.

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Stronghold #1 Dragon Star [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1993

Seller ID: 002332

ISBN: 0330326333

Condition: Good


A generation of peace is about to be shattered as a seemingly unstoppable invasion force lays siege to High Prince Rohan's realm. For Andry, the Sunrunner Lord, the invasion is a fulfilment of his long-ago visions of disaster to come. This is the first book in the Dragon Star trilogy. View more info

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Ruins of Ambrai #1 Exiles [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 1997

Seller ID: 0330344196

ISBN: 0330344196

Condition: Fair


Torn apart in childhood by the intrigues and machinations of their elders, th Mageborn sisters take their stands against one another on opposing sides of conflict between two powerful schools of magic. View more info

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Dragon Prince #1 Dragon Prince [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 1990

Seller ID: 033031274X

ISBN: 033031274X

Condition: Good


Nominated for the 1989 John W. Campbell Award, this book tells the story of Rohan, who has become the new prince of the desert. Rohan seeks to bring peace to his world of divided nations. View more info

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Closer to Home #1 The Herald Spy

By: Mercedes Lackey

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Titan Books: 2015

Seller ID: 002400

ISBN: 1783292768

Condition: New


Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen. Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' ment... View more info

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Temeraire #1 Temeraire

By: Naomi Novik

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2006

Seller ID: 0007219105

ISBN: 0007219105

Condition: Good


An historical fantasy with bite. This deliciously addictive debut novel from Naomi Novik captures the Napoleonic period perfectly and skillfully layers history with imagination by adding a Dragon Air Force to the battle for England. As Napoleon's tenacious infantry rampages across Europe and his armada lies in wait for Nelson's smaller fleet, the war does not rage on land and water alone. Squadrons of aviators swarm the skies - a deadly shield for the cumbersome canon-firing vessels. Raining fire and acid upon their enemies, they engage in a swift, violent combat with flying tooth and claw! Fo... View more info

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Zombieslayer # Warhammer : Gotrek and Felix [used book][hard to get]

By: Nathan Long

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Black Library: 2010

Seller ID: 1844168808

ISBN: 1844168808

Condition: Good


Pursued by the dark forces of the necromancer Heinrich Kemmler, Gotrek and Felix arrive at Castle Reikgard, where they must hold out against the zombie hordes. The brutality of the siege is unremitting as wave after wave of horrific creatures, led by the undead champion Krell, attempt to take the walls. With supplies running low and morale sinking, the defenders begin to hear terrible whispers and endure awful nightmares. Suspicion and paranoia run rampant within the castle walls, and the defence seems impossible. Somehow Gotrek and Felix must unite the forces of the Empire against Kemmler's e... View more info

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Norse Mythology

By: Neil Gaiman

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2019

Seller ID: 9781526619211

ISBN: 1526619210

Condition: New


THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE CO-AUTHOR OF GOOD OMENS, NOW A MAJOR AMAZON PRIME SERIES 'With the deftest of touches, the characters are once again brought to life' JOANNE HARRIS 'The halls of Valhalla have been crying out for Gaiman to tell their stories' OBSERVER The great Norse myths, which have inspired so much of modern fiction, are dazzlingly retold by Neil Gaiman. Tales of dwarfs and frost giants, of treasure and magic, and of Asgard, home to the gods- Odin the all-father, highest and oldest of the Aesir; his mighty son Thor, whose hammer Mjollnir m... View more info

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The Secret Crusade #3 Assassin's Creed [used book]

By: Oliver Bowden

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 0241951720

ISBN: 0241951720

Condition: Good


Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. Niccolo Polo, father of Marco, will finally reveal the story he has kept secret all his life - the story of Altair, one of the brotherhood's most extraordinary Assassins. Altair embarks on a formidable mission - one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin's Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altair must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader, Robert de Sable. Altair's life story is told here for the first time: a ... View more info

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The Name of the Wind #1 Kingkiller Chronicle [used book]

By: Patrick Rothfuss

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2008

Seller ID: 0575081406

ISBN: 0575081406

Condition: Good


I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me'So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his ... View more info

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The Name of the Wind #1 Kingkiller Chronicle

By: Patrick Rothfuss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2008

Seller ID: 9780575081406

ISBN: 0575081406

Condition: New


I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me'So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his ... View more info

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The Wise Man's Fear #2 Kingkiller Chronicle

By: Patrick Rothfuss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2012

Seller ID: 9780575081437

ISBN: 0575081430

Condition: New


Sequel to the extraordinary THE NAME OF THE WIND, THE WISE MAN'S FEAR is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must-read for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES. Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic ... and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord. ... View more info

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things #2.5 Kingkiller Chronicle Novella

By: Patrick Rothfuss

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2016

Seller ID: 9781473209336

ISBN: 1473209331

Condition: New


The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways - and in the heart of it all lives Auri. Formerly a student at the University, now Auri spends her days tending the world around her. She has learned that some mysteries are best left settled and safe. No longer fooled by the sharp rationality so treasured by the University, Auri sees beyond the surface of things, into subtle da... View more info

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The Warded Man #1 Demon Cycle

By: Peter V. Brett

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Del Rey: 2011

Seller ID: 9780345518705

ISBN: 0345518705

Condition: New


As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise--demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards--symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future f... View more info

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The Golden Compass #1 His Dark Materials [used book]

By: Philip Pullman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Scholastic: 2007

Edition: Media Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 1407104055

ISBN: 1407104055

Condition: Good


There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way...The first novel in Philip Pullman's epic HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy is now the stunning motion picture THE GOLDEN COMPASS, made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer, she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Th destiny that awaits her will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world..."Spellbinding writing, brilliant storytelling" SCOTSMAN View more info

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On a Pale Horse #1 Incarnations of Immortality

By: Piers Anthony

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Del Rey: 1996

Seller ID: 9780345338587

ISBN: 0345338588

Condition: New


In this first novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony combines a gripping story of romance and conflicting loyalties with a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death. This is a novel that will long linger in the reader's mind. Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully u... View more info

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Homeland #1 Forgotten Realms : Legend of Drizzt

By: R. A. Salvatore

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Wizards of the Coast: 2005

Seller ID: 9780786939534

ISBN: 0786939532

Condition: New


Drow ranger Drizzt Do'Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre's standout characters. But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead. It is here that the story of this amazing dark elf truly began. About the Author: R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He's an avid gamer, father of three, an... View more info

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Exile #2 Forgotten Realms : Legend of Drizzt

By: R. A. Salvatore

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Wizards of the Coast: 2006

Seller ID: 9780786939831

ISBN: 0786939834

Condition: New


As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I could defeat almost anything that wandered into my chosen domain. It did not take me long, however, to discover one nemesis that I could neither defeat nor flee. It followed me wherever I went-indeed, the farther I ran, the more it closed in around me. My enemy was solitude, the interminable, incessant silence of hushed corridors. About the Author: R. A. SALVATORE was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He earned a Bachelor o... View more info

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Sojourn #3 Forgotten Realms : Legend of Drizzt

By: R. A. Salvatore

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Wizards of the Coast: 2006

Seller ID: 9780786940073

ISBN: 0786940077

Condition: New


Far above the merciless Underdark, Drizzt Do-Urden fights to survive the elements of Toril's harsh surface. The drow begins a sojourn through a worl entirely unlike his own--even as he evades the dark elves of his past. The dramatic conclusion to the Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Trilogy. About the Author: R. A. SALVATORE was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College and a Bachelor of Arts in English. His first-published novel was THE CRYSTAL SHARD from TSR, Inc. in 1988; he has since published more than a dozen novels, in... View more info

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The Crystal Shard #4 Forgotten Realms : Legend of Drizzt

By: R. A. Salvatore

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Wizards of the Coast: 2007

Seller ID: 9780786942466

ISBN: 0786942460

Condition: New


This continues the classic tale of Salvatore's signature dark elf character Drizzt Do'Urden. Although this was the first title actually published about Drizzt, it has now been placed in its proper chronological order as fourth in the series. Bruenor, a dwarf, Drizzt, a dark elf, and Wulfgar, a barbarian warrior, try to unite the people of Ten-Towns to face the dangerous magic of the crystal shard. About the Author: R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959 and still makes his home there. He has published numerous Forgotten Realms novels with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., most of which ha... View more info

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The Ancient #2 Saga of the First King [used book]

By: R. A. Salvatore

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Tor: 2008

Seller ID: 0765321025

ISBN: 0765321025

Condition: Good


Searching for his long-lost father, Bransen Garibond is tricked into journeying across the Gulf of Corona to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is pressed into service in a desperate war against the brutal Samhaist, Ancient Badden. On an Alpinadoran lake, just below Ancient Badden's magical ice castle, several societies, caught in the web of their own conflicts, are oblivious to Ancient Badden's devastating plans to destroy them. Bransen becomes the link between the wars, and if he fails, all who live on the lake will perish, and all of northern Honce will fall under the shadow of the ... View more info

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Prince of the Blood #1 Riftwar Cycle : Krondor's Sons [used book]

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1989

Seller ID: 0586071407

ISBN: 0586071407

Condition: Good


Continuing the bestselling "Riftwar Saga", this novel is set 20 years after the events chronicled in "A Darkness at Sethanon". It follows the intrigues and adventures of a group of powerful nobles who try to overthrow the Empress of Kesh. View more info

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A Crown Imperiled #2 Chaoswar Saga

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Harper Voyager: 2013

Seller ID: 9780061468421

ISBN: 0061468428

Condition: New


Enemies march across the realm wreaking havoc. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and loyal spy Jim Dasher and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn. Meanwhile, palace coups threaten to topple the thrones of Roldem and Rillanon, as Lord Hal of Crydee and champion swordsman Ty Hawkins attempt to smuggle Princess Stephane and Lady Gabriella, her perplexing lady-in-waiting, out of Roldem to safety. But nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, which faces an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. An... View more info

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A Kingdom Besieged #1 Chaoswar Saga

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Harper Voyager: 2013

Seller ID: 002204

ISBN: 0061468401

Condition: New


For years following the terrible Serpentwar, the Empire of Great Kesh remained peaceful, but now dark clouds of conflict gather once more. Rumors abound from the Kingdom's far western borders of spies missing, murdered, and turned. Powerful legions from the Keshian Confederacy are being mobilized, and an attack is all but certain. As his legendary ancestor Prince Arutha did, Martin conDoin, middle son of the Duke of Crydee, must defend the lands against the invaders. But Arutha commanded a mighty army. Martin has only old men and young boys.Pug, Midkemia's most powerful magician, fears what is... View more info

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Rise of a Merchant Prince #2 Riftwar: Serpentwar

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Harper Voyager: 2010

Seller ID: 002801

ISBN: 0380720876

Condition: New


Surviving the wrath of the fearsome Sauur--a hideous race of invading serpents--noble Erik and cunning Roo have delivered a timely warning to the rulers of the Midkemian Empire, and are now free to pursue their separate destinies. Erik chooses the army--and the continuing war against Midkemia's dread enemies. Roo lusts for wealth and power--rising high and fast in the world of trade. But with luxury comes carelessness and a vulnerability to the desires of the flesh. And a beautiful seductress with her ruthless machinations threatens to destroy everything Roo has built and become--summoning cat... View more info

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The King's Buccaneer #6 Riftwar [used book]

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 1996

Seller ID: 0586203222

ISBN: 0586203222

Condition: Good


Set ten years after the events in "Prince of the Blood", this book is a remarkable adventure of mystery and magic. In Amos Trask's ship, Prince Nicholas and Squire Harry set sail for a friendly visit to Uncle Martin in Crydee. But while the two are guests in Crydee, disaster strikes. Nicholas, third son of Prince Arutha, is a gifted youngster, but sheltered by life at his father's court in Krondor. To learn more of the world outside the palace walls, Nicholas and his squire, Harry, set sail for pastoral Crydee, where Arutha grew up. Shortly after their arrival, Crydee is brutall... View more info

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Rise of a Merchant Prince #2 Riftwar : Serpentwar [used book]

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Voyager: 1996

Seller ID: 0006497012

ISBN: 0006497012

Condition: Good


The second book in Raymond Feist's super-selling quartet: The Serpentwar Saga. Triumphant but overconfident after his defeat of the reptilian Sauur army, Roo must resist a beguiling seductress who threatens to undo him and all of Midkemia. Roo Avery, recently returned from a harrowing brush with the armies of the Emerald Queen, is now free to choose his own destiny and his ultimate ambition is to become one of the richest and most powerful merchants in Midkemia. But nothing can prepare him for the dangers of the new life he has chosen, where the repayment of a debt can be as deadly as a knife ... View more info

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The Assassins : Krondor #2 Riftwar : Legacy [used book]

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2000

Seller ID: 0006483356

ISBN: 0006483356

Condition: Good


BOOK TWO OF THE RIFTWAR LEGACY Continuing on from Feist's bestselling Riftwar Saga comes a spellbinding adventure. Now in a brilliant new livery. `Feist writes fantasy of epic scope, fast-moving action and vivid imagination' Washington Post Fresh back from the front, another foe defeated, Prince Arutha arrives to find all is not well in Krondor. A series of apparently random murders has brought an eerie quiet to the city. Where normally the streets are bustling with merchants and tricksters, good life and night life, now there seems to be a self-imposed curfew at sundown. Mutil... View more info

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Magician #1 Riftwar [Clothbound Hardback Edition]

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Voyager: 2013

Edition: Clothbound Edition

Seller ID: 9780007491537

ISBN: 0007491530

Condition: New


Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of Magician, the original masterwork of magic and adventure. At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master Magician - and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever. Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun. Tomas will inh... View more info

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Prince of the Blood #1 Riftwar Cycle : Krondor's Sons [used book]

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2012

Seller ID: 0007176163

ISBN: 0007176163

Condition: Good


Set twenty years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha's sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Set twenty years after the events in The Riftwar Saga, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures that erupt when a group of powerful nobles attempt to overthrow the Empress of Kesh, bitterly dividing the court. In the centre of the conflict are the two princes of Krondor, Borric and Erland. When Borric escapes and makes a desperate journey back tothe court to warn of the traitor's plans - which if they were to succeed, woul... View more info

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Shadow of a Dark Queen #1 Riftwar : Serpentwar

By: Raymond E. Feist

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1996

Seller ID: 0006480268

ISBN: 0006480268

Condition: Good


The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Serpentwar series...Ancient powers are readying themselves for a devastating confrontation, and a dark queen has raised a standard and is gathering armies of unmatched might. Into this battleground of good and evil a band of desperate men are forced whose only hope for survival is to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal. Among them are some unlikely heroes - Erik, a bastard heir denied his birthright, and his friend Roo, an irrepressible scoundrel with a pencha... View more info