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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Hawkwood and the Kings by Paul Kearney
Hawkwood and the Kings by Paul Kearney is the first volume in The Monarchies of God series, published this month by Solaris:
"The world is in turmoil. In the east the savage Merduks, followers of the Prophet Ahrimuz, have captured the holy city of Aekir. The western kingdoms are too distracted by internecine bickering to intervene and the Church seems more obsessed with rooting out heresy. It is an age where men go to the stake for the taint of magic in their blood, where gunpowder and cannon co-exit with werewolves and sorcerers. It is the turning point when two great religions will fight to the death and the common folk will struggle to merely survive."
Paul Kearney is the author of The Monarchies of God and the Sea Beggars series. He has been long-listed for the British Fantasy Award.