He has been known by countless names and terrifying deeds throughout the lands of mankind—thief, magic wielder, swordsman, assassin, adventurer. But chief among those names and perhaps the most dangerous of his personae is that of Nightfall, a man—or perhaps the legendary demon himself—gifted with unique powers which any sorcerer would kill to possess.
Yet though Nightfall has always escaped his pursuers by moving on to new realms, new identities, and new enterprises, even the cleverest of beings must occasionally slip. And when this master of the night finally falls prey to a royal trap, he finds the consequences beyond even his ability to evade. Bound by sorcery and oath to guard and guide a young prince on his quest, Nightfall will need every trick and talent at his command to keep both himself and his idealistic young charge from death at the hands of unknown betrayers.
Mickey Zucker Reichert is a pediatrician, parent, animal lover, and author of thirty novels including the Nightfall, Barakhai, and Bifrost Guardian series, the Robots and Chaos novels of Asimov’s I, Robot, one illustrated novella, and fifty-plus short stories. She is most well known for… More about Mickey Zucker Reichert
Mass Market Paperback | $7.99
Published by DAW Dec 01, 1993| 496 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780886775872
“Reichert’s well-conceived and well-executed world, including its salty seafaring side, will leave fans hoping they won’t have to wait so long for a third Nightfall book.” —Publishers Weekly
“Reichert takes s fairly standard fantasy figure and develops an epic adventure with a heart around him…. The characters shine and Reichert has handled the story very well.” —Locus
“This is a great story. There’s adventure on land and sea, vivid characters, sarcastic humor, and a charmingly befuddled but deadly hero. The Return of Nightfall is a welcome homecoming.” —Booklog
“The terrific action is fast-paced, hooking the audience from the start, but the heart of this novel is the characters who keep readers riveted to learn what is happening to each of the significant players…. Mickey Zucker Reichert is a first class worldbuilding fantasist.” —Midwest Book Review
“A tale of magic and mayhem from one of the best of the genre’s younger writers…. This one is well worth your time and money.” —Book Rapper
“The Legend of Nightfall is a strikingly quick read considering the book’s imposing size, which is a tribute to Reichert’s narrative ability. Light, deft storytelling is a valuable commodity in the ranks of sword-and-sorcery novelists, and it’s one that Reichert possesses in notable measure.” —Dragon Magazine
“The story has a good mixture of suspense, magic, humor, and adventure. Your fantasy readers will enjoy this one.” —Washington State Young Adult Review Group
“The Return of Nightfall provides a new odyssey and is a recommended pick for prior fans of Nightfall.” —Library Bookwatch