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King of Sartar

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Revised and Annotated Edition
By Greg Stafford

After nearly a quarter century, King of Sartar is now back in print, now fully revised and annotated. This is one of the most important sources of Gloranthan mythology and lore ever written and a must-have for any fan of Glorantha. It is also a work of experimental fiction, a fantasy novel unlike any other.

It is available as a PDF and as a hardcover book with a dust-jacket.

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Product Description

King of Sartar is comprised of:

  • Annotated Argrath's Saga – the complete saga of Argrath's adventures in the Hero Wars
  • An overview of Orlanthi Mythology, including some of the most important Orlanthi Myths
  • The Composite History of Dragon Pass from the Dragonkill to Argrath's marriage to the Queen of Saird
  • The Argrath Book – a compilation of material on Argrath
  • Jalk's Book – material on the Colymar, Boldhome, and the Grazers

Thanks to better layout, the book is actually shorter (256 pages) despite have significant amounts of new material, including:

  • The Lost Chapter of Fazzur Wideread
  • Annotations giving out the actual dates of the Sacred Kings and of other Hero Wars events (instead of the wildly inaccurate dates in the original edition)
  • Countless corrections and additions intended to provide new information for the reader
  • Corrected genealogies
  • Corrected timelines
  • New and better maps

Although the book still contains deliberate internal contradictions and inconsistencies, annotations and other notes allow the Gloranthan scholar to determine the actual dates used by Greg and Jeff. King of Sartar is your guide to the events of the Hero Wars.

What do Gaming Luminaries say about King of Sartar?
“Wise, enigmatic, and impossibly many-sided, King of Sartar is as beguiling as any non-imaginary mythology, but with more dragonewts. Gaming culture's equivalent of Invisible Cities or Dictionary of the Khazars.” – Robin D. Laws

“If you are unfamiliar with Glorantha, this is your chance to learn of an amazing mythic realm. If you are familiar with Glorantha, what are you waiting for?” – Sandy Petersen

“Some of us have been waiting so many years for this new revision of this book that we lost count. If you don't know how precious a thing it is that you are holding in your hands right now… OPEN IT UP AND START READING!
Doesn't matter where, doesn't matter what. The world tells the tale.” – Mark Rein-Hagen

6 Poster Map Set of Genertela - Rolled (24" x 36")
The Entekosiad

Additional Information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1.5 in
Type

PDF, Hardcover & PDF

3 reviews for King of Sartar

  1. Profile photo of Scott Martin
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The greatest achievement in game-oriented writing to date. I could go on at greater length but we’ve already been doing that for two decades now. If you’re here and you haven’t read this yet, it’s time to join the conversation.

  2. Profile photo of Mankcam
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An impressive volume reprinted, with some new content and corrections !!!
    I must say that the font makes this so much easier to read than the earlier volume, and the maps are much better. Its very handy to have it in pdf version for my tablet, and I’m sure the hardback will look great in my bookshelf once it arrives. The cover of this volume is gorgeous with the map capturing that old classic fantasy flavour.
    If this new publication had internal artwork then I would have rated it 5 stars, but the content alone is simply worth the 4 star rating. Actually it’s worth ‘4 and a half’, if I could have rated it such.
    In any case, this is a treasure for lovers of Glorantha, and it is great to see it back in print.
    Another volume that elevates Glorantha from a mere ‘game world’ up to the status of Middle Earth.
    This is a great addition to any library for those interested in Glorantha, sagas, and mythology in general.
    Thanks for publishing this new addition!

  3. Profile photo of Mankcam
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An impressive volume reprinted. I must say that the font makes this so much easier to read than the earlier volume, and the maps are much better. Its very handy to have it in pdf version for my tablet, and I’m sure the hardback will look great in my bookshelf once it arrives. The cover of this volume is gorgeous with the map capturing that old classic fantasy flavour.
    If this new publication had internal artwork then I would have rated it 5 stars, but the content alone is simply worth the 4 star rating. Actually it’s worth ‘4 and a half’, if I could have rated it such.
    In any case, this is a treasure for lovers of Glorantha, and it is great to see it back in print.
    Another volume that elevates Glorantha from a mere ‘game world’ up to the status of Middle Earth.
    This is a great addition to any library for those interested in Glorantha, sagas, and mythology in general.
    Thanks for publishing this new addition!

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