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Author: Kearney,Paul Kearney
Language: English
ISBN: 190673576X
ISBN13: 978-1906735760
Publisher: Solaris (November 1, 2010)
Pages: 416
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 804
Formats: mbr lrf lit azw
ePub file: 1629 kb
Fb2 file: 1814 kb

The Macht Book 2. Paul Kearney. This book would not have existed without patience and hard work of Jon Oliver and John Jarrold, and I am grateful to them both for their encouragement and their sheer professionalism. Part one. The spear by the door.

The Macht Book 2. One. The quiet water. AS ALWAYS, HE halted on the crest of the last ridge. Leaning on his spear, he looked down in the gathering blue-shadowed dusk and something like a sigh ran out of him.

Paul Kearney (born 1967) is a Northern Irish fantasy author. He is noted for his work in the epic fantasy subgenre and his work has been compared to that of David Gemmell. Kearney was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 1967. He studied Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and Old Norse at Oxford University before spending several years in both the United States and Denmark before returning to Northern Ireland. He currently lives and writes in County Down.

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A common thread in works by Paul Kearney is that violence and ambition have a price - and often the toll for such things is unexpected and heavy.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). A common thread in works by Paul Kearney is that violence and ambition have a price - and often the toll for such things is unexpected and heavy. Corvus has battles and sieges and politicking aplenty, but at its heart is the story of an aging man whose life has been marked by death and violence, a young man of boundless energy and ambition who is seeking his place in the world, and a man who has reached the heights of power and must grapple with his own follies for the.

It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire

It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire  .

Paul Kearney deals in realistic, stark and utterly brutal reality, told to the pace of a fast congo beat; and I absolutely love it. Corvus tells a story set some 20 years or so after Kearney’s first Macht book, The Ten Thousand

Paul Kearney deals in realistic, stark and utterly brutal reality, told to the pace of a fast congo beat; and I absolutely love it. Corvus tells a story set some 20 years or so after Kearney’s first Macht book, The Ten Thousand. The catch isn’t much of a surprise, but it is a nice one, and you get to see the lives of some of the characters you left behind when you put The Ten Thousand up on the shelf

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The second book in an epic fantasy series by a critically acclaimed and highly praised author. The second book in an epic fantasy series by a critically acclaimed and highly praised author. It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired.

It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired. He wants nothing more than to lay down his spear and become the farmer that his father was. But fate has different ideas. A young war-leader has risen to challenge the order of things in the very heartlands of the Macht. A soldier of genius, he takes city after city, and reigns over them asking. What is more, he has heard of the legendary leader of the Ten Thousand. His name is Corvus, and the rumours say that he is not even fully human. He means to make himself absolute ruler of all the Macht. And he wants Rictus to help him.
Akisame
A common thread in works by Paul Kearney is that violence and ambition have a price - and often the toll for such things is unexpected and heavy. Corvus has battles and sieges and politicking aplenty, but at its heart is the story of an aging man whose life has been marked by death and violence, a young man of boundless energy and ambition who is seeking his place in the world, and a man who has reached the heights of power and must grapple with his own follies for the good of his people.

The titanic clash between Corvus and the city of Machran is the backdrop for Rictus and his family's trials. War brings suffering and no one is left immune to the harshness of it all. Good men stand in the ranks of both armies - there are no clean and neat lines here.
Uanabimo
If you like bloody conquests with tactics and consequences fought by battle hardened soldiers, then this is your book.

Story:
Corvus is similar to Alexander the Great, as he marches his armies across the land and demands fealty from the other nations. He conquers by diplomacy, by blocking resources, and by force. This is a true sequel to The Ten Thousand, and a much better story. Rictus, the surviving leader of the Ten Thousand mercenaries that attempted to topple an empire is living peacefully on his farm with his family when he receives an offer he can't refuse from an enigmatic young conqueror named Corvus. Now the aged mercenary captain must join Corvus in his bloody Campaign to unite the kingdoms under his rule. The campaign will take him through deserts, forests, and mountains as they battle the other kingdoms for supremacy.

World Building:
This is historic fantasy and the people are based heavily on the ancient Romans. Their way of life is fully explained, without compromising the pacing of the book. There is one fantasy race named the Kufr, which are gold skinned people with long equine faces who excel in archery and horsemanship. There are also magic breastplates crafted by the Gods. Everything else could have taken place in Ancient Rome. There are no magic spells, no creatures, no mystical ancient ruins... Just soldiers on a conquest. Even though there is very little fantasy, the world still feels very complete and there is enough in here to please the fans of Medieval Fantasy. (Or Bronze Age Fantasy.)

Characters:
Corvus is a young warlord with violet eyes, who is a master strategist.
Rictus is a battle scarred veteran with a mane of long blonde hair, and a leader of men in battle.
Karnos is a lewd glutton who is transformed into a commander by his tribulations.

The Characters are much better this time around. They have a sense of honor and duty, but they feel no pity for their enemies as they run them through. They don't revel in death; in fact, many of the characters detest it. But they understand that you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs either.

Writing Style:
The writing style is gritty, epic, and heroic. You really feel the trials of the army as they attempt the impossible. The hunger, wounds, cold, and loss of comrades. This is a fast paced story full of battles, tactics, and gore. The characters are pretty good, but the military campaign is the primary focus of the book. The men are instruments and casualties of the conquest.

Action:
The action scenes and battle strategies are very detailed. You do feel the impact of spears, the clash of armies, and the agony of defeat. There are brawls, cavalry, archers, battle tactics, castle sieges, ambushes... And you feel the impact of every thrust of the spear or slash of the sword.

Maturity: M
There's swearing, rape, horrific deaths, gore, etc... It's not for young readers.

Overall:
This is a gritty book about a harsh military campaign and the men in it. The characters are battle hardened men of honor, who fight to the death for their leaders. It's dark and violent, but it is not devoid of humanity. The characters are well written and you understand their motivations and their personalities. The book also goes into detail about the battle tactics, strategies, weapons, innovations, and supply lines needed in war. If you like battles with depth and consequences fought by battle scarred men, then this is your book.

Read it if you love battle stories set in Ancient Rome.
Read it if you love gritty battles.
Avoid it if you like high fantasy, dragons, or magic.
Avoid it if you like feel good stories, this is a book about war in the Bronze Age.

If you enjoyed this book, you should read the Drenai and Rigante Books from David Gemmell, the Robert E. Howard Conan Stories, the mercenary books by Joe Abercrombie, or the Books set in the Warhammer universe.
Kulalbine
The macht trilogy is a great read ! Full of action, suspense and great characters whom you begin to care for and want to be by their side fighting for them when times get thought! Non stop action! Paul Kearney can spin a story and you don't want it to end! Excellent writer in this genre ! I had to keep reading, did not want to put down because I just had to find out what was coming next
Shaktit
I love this series, it's has a historical feel to them but with some interesting fantasy twists. I very much enjoyed the settings and characters, I recall being surprised that there was a sequel to The Ten Thousand which I found and read for the first time while being deployed to Afghanistan back in '09
Wel
Great fantasy combat book. You won't regret reading any of the Macht books!
JOGETIME
Great read. The story picks up several years after the first book's end, and continues the story of the Macht and the rise of Corvus, a figure destined for greatness.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to any lover of dark, gritty fantasy.
Araath
I liked the first book, The Ten Thousand, a lot, but I enjoyed this one much more. I could hardly put this down. You don't need to read the Ten Thousand first, but it will make more sense if you do.
Not quite as good as the first but still a great read. Highly recommend.
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