Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

To Reign in Hell trade paperback To Reign in Hell (1984)
introduction by Roger Zelazny

Orb Books trade paperback
286 pages
cover art by apt13 (left)

1985 Ace fantasy paperback
268 pages
cover art by Steve Hickman (right)
To Reign in Hell paperback

From the back cover of the older paperback:
       The time is The Beginning.  The place is Heaven.  The story is the Revolt of the Angels -- a war of magic, corruption and intrigue that could destroy the fragile fabric of the universe, plunge it back into chaos, from which all thing come.

Read for group discussion on May 24, 2006
Note - book title almost certainly comes from the quote from John Milton (1608-1674) -- "Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n"
How we each rated these books
Dan - Amy 6 stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri - Barb -
Aaron - Cynthia -
Jackie - Ron 7
Christine - Deb -
Mike 8 Stephanie -
Gary - Patty -
Andres - Shannon -

Steven Brust (1955-    ) (Steven Karl Zoltán Brust) is an US writer of primarily fantasy.  He is also a musician.

Vlad Taltos series, featuring a sorcerer-assassin
-- Jhereg (1983), his first novel
-- Yendi (1984)
-- Teckla (1987)
-- Taltos (1988)
-- Phoenix (1990)
-- Athyra (1993)
-- Orca (1996)
-- Dragon (1998)
-- Issola (2001)
-- Dzur (2006)
-- Jhegaala (2008)

Omnibus Vlad Taltos series books
-- The Book of Jhereg (1999), first three novels
-- The Book of Taltos (2002), fourth and fifth novels
-- The Book of Athyra (2003), sixth and seventh novels

Dragaeran books, swashbuckling fantasy
-- The Phoenix Guards (1991)
-- Five Hundred Years After (1994), sequel to The Phoenix Guards

Viscount of Adrilanka trilogy
-- The Paths of the Dead (2002)
-- The Lord of Castle Black (2003)
-- Sethra Lavode (2004)

Other books
-- To Reign in Hell (1984), fantasy based on Judeo-Christian mythology
-- Brokedown Palace (1986), fantasy
-- The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (1987), fantasy retelling of a Hungarian fairy tale
-- Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille (1990), Sf adventure
-- The Gypsy (1992, with Megan Lindholm), fantasy thriller
-- Agyar (1993), dark fantasy vampire novel
-- Freedom & Necessity (1997, with Emma Bull), historical fantasy

The Dream Café - Steven Brust home page
Steven Brust - Wikipedia
Dragaera - Dedicated to the Works of Steven K. Zoltán Brust
Rambles: Steven Brust, To Reign in Hell
Green Man Review - Steven Brust, To Reign in Hell

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