Jamie the Red
Author: Gordon R. Dickson with Roland Green
sword-swinging adventurer in a land dark with magic, from the author
Gordon R. Dickson
[Nov. 1923 - Jan. 2001]
Back cover blurb:
What's a father to do with a son like Jamie? Good-hearted, hot-blooded,
quick to make both friends and enemies, he was too much of a firebrand
to stay at home. The King's heart almost broke when he banished
his favorite son...but Jamie the Red's adventures were only beginning!
[ I read this book a while ago, and as I remember, nothing
to do with Thieves' World is mentioned. Dickson dropped out of the
TW team before the release of the first book (and the character
was actually used in Poul Anderson's story "The Gate of
Flying Knives"). Dickson must have decided that all the
hard work put into designing Jamie the Red shouldn't go to waste
- Mic ]
Jamie the Red Story:
Beyond the Dar Al-Harb (Tor 0-812-53550-2, Nov
'85 [Oct '85]);
Collection of 3 stories, packaged as a novel. The title story seems
to be an original novella, featuring Red the Jamie in an Arabian
fantasy land. Not mentioned on the cover are two other stories with
entirely different settings, at least one of them sf.
Red-haired Jamie, once a young Scottish prince, is now Jami al-Kafir,
a bodyguard for a wealthy jewel merchant in the walled city of 'Ayla
in the land of the Prophet. A simple errand for his master sets
Jami on a road filled with treachery, death, and dark magics. For
a Persian sorcerer has tricked him into stealing the exquisite creature
called the White Flower - an enchanted woman no man can resist.
And the one who desires her above all others is a powerful desert
sheik, a man against whom Jami has sworn a terrible vengeance.
Last Revised: April 2000.