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The Keys to Paradise. 1986 The Keys to Paradise
by Robert E. Vardeman
First Edition 1986
New English Library
ISBN 0450390012
Trade paperback
Cover illustrator unknown
iv+540 pages
Price: £3.95

The Keys to Paradise, an omnibus of novels by Robert E. Vardeman.


  • The Flame Key (1987)
  • The Skeleton Lord's Key (1987)
  • Key of Ice and Steel (1988)
The three novels were subsequently issued individually.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
The golden key glowed darkly, the inset gem flashing green fire. Inscribed runes spelled out a promise beyond belief. The Key to Paradise. A promise and a quest.

Giles Grimsmate, world-wandering survivor of the Trans wars, had won it fairly in a game of chance. The second key – along with a goodly haul of coin – had been stolen from a rich merchant by Keja Tchurak, master thief.

And when they set out for the invisible Gates of Paradise, Petia, half-cat, half-woman, tracked them with silent night-skills.

Yet to enter Paradise, three keys more were needed:

The Flame Key, watched over by a cave-dwelling fire sorceress,

The Key of the Skeleton Lord, devil-guarded in a desert place of scorpions and snakes,

The Key of Ice and Steel, fast-locked in an underground smithy, protected by a frozen demon-prowled maze.

Five keys, scattered throughout a realm of supernatural happenings, strange creatures and otherworldly powers.

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