Upland Outlaws

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Upland Outlaws
Upland-outlaws-cover.jpg
First edition
Author Dave Duncan
Cover artist Jim Burns (Jacket painting)
Country United States
Language English
Series A Handful of Men
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Del Rey (1st edition)
Publication date
1 May 1993
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-345-37897-0
OCLC 27174177
813/.54 20
LC Class PR9199.3.D847 U6 1993
Preceded by The Cutting Edge
Followed by The Stricken Field

Upland Outlaws is a fantasy novel by Dave Duncan, following The Cutting Edge.

Plot introduction[edit]

The sorcerer Zinixo has taken control of Hub, but life goes on as normal. As Zinixo and his Covin track down Rap and friends, Rap must get the word out to the other sorcerers about the plans to join together and destroy Zinixo.

Plot summary[edit]

Having escaped across the Cenmere Sea, the group takes to ship and sets sail.

Characters in "Upland Outlaws"[edit]

  • Ylo Yllipo - Signifier for Shandie and the XXth legion. Last of his line.
  • Thaïle - Pixie in Thume, student of the College
  • Shandie - Emshandar V. Imperor, although in exile. (This exile is unknown to the general populace, as Zinixo used Shandie's cousin and illusion magic to make it look like Shandie is still running the Impire.)
  • Sir Acopulo – Shandie’s chief political advisor & tactician
  • Lord Umpily – Shandie’s chief of protocol & spymaster
  • Hardgraa – Shandie’s chief of bodyguard, currently guarding Eshiala
  • Kadie – Princess of Krasnegar. Twin of Gath.
  • Insolan – Queen of Krasnegar
  • Gath – Prince of Krasnegar. Twin of Kadie. Has the gift of Prescience.
  • Rap – King of Krasnegar, ex-stableboy, ex-demigod, and sorcerer
  • Zinixo – Dwarven sorcerer secretly running the Impire
  • Eshiala – Princess and wife of Shandie.
  • Olybino – Warlock and Warden of the east
  • Raspnex – Warlock and Warden of the north
  • Lith'rian – Warlock and Warden of the west
  • Grunth – Witch and Warden of the south

Major themes[edit]

Allusions/references to other works[edit]

The history of Rap, Insolan, and a younger Shandie are recounted in the series A Man of His Word by Dave Duncan.

Allusions/references to actual history, geography and current science[edit]

There are allusions to the Roman Empire, in the military structure and names of the Impire.


Release details[edit]

Sources, references, external links, quotations[edit]