This was my favorite fantasy book as a kid.

The details I remember:

  • Circa 1986-89.

  • Not a well known title or part of a series

  • Bright blue cover with the title in yellow

  • The title was short, perhaps the character's name

  • Solo He-Man type on the cover. He may have an axe. You see him knees or waist up, if I recall correctly.

  • Not Young Adult. I believe there was sex in it

  • I'd suggest Robert Adams' "Bili the Axe", but that was part of a series. There have been a number of covers and they otherwise fit the description pretty well.
    – Mark Olson
    Feb 7 at 1:03
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    So what was the story? If it was your favourite you should remember that.
    – Paulie_D
    Feb 7 at 1:06
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    For many of us, the cover is the least memorable part of a book. Please give us a little more to go on. Character names? Basic storyline? One scene that you remember? Something.....
    – Basya
    Feb 7 at 9:02
  • Maybe The Unforsaken Hiero by Sterling Lanier: castaliahouse.com/the-forsaken-sequel-the-unforsaken-hiero ?
    – Buzz
    Feb 8 at 15:23


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