The Quest of Kadji
Cover art from the 1st edition
|Cover artist||Jeff Jones|
|Series||The Chronicles of Kylix|
|July 1971 (1st edition)|
|Media type||print (Paperback)|
|Followed by||The Wizard of Zao|
The Quest of Kadji is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the first book of the Chronicles of Kylix series. It was first published in paperback by Belmont Books in July 1971, and was reprinted once by Belmont, in December 1972, and once by Borgo Press in December 1999. The first edition in the United Kingdom was published by Five Star Books in 1973.
Each volume of the Chronicles of Kylix is set on a different world in the magical solar system of the fictional star Kylix in the constellation of the Unicorn. The system consists of the five planets Zao, Olymbris, Thoorana, Zephrondus and Gulzund. The Quest of Kadji takes place on Gulzund.
Kadji, young grandson to the aging warrior Zarouk, has been tasked by his grandfather with dethroning Prince Yakthodah, imposter to the throne of the Dragon Emperor. Crossing the Kylix-sun scorched plains on Haral, his faithful black Feridoon pony, Kadji rides into the capital to vanquish his nemesis, knowing full well this will mean his own painful end.
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