London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1963-1977. First editions, first impressions. Hardbacks. Near fine copies. An Atlantean fantasy. Atlan is a land ravaged by war and ruled by powerful sorcerers. The protagonist of the series is a young woman named Cija, who is on a quest to find her true identity and her place in the world. Along the way, she encounters a variety of strange and magical creatures, battles powerful enemies, and learns the secrets of Atlan's history and culture. The Atlan books are known for their vivid and imaginative world-building, as well as their strong female protagonist. They were also controversial for their sexual content and frank discussions of sexuality and gender. The Serpent includes a review slip and flyer. All the books have a little bumping to the tips and corners and a little edgewear. [10593, Hyraxia Books].