By Thomas Fuchs
mit Fantasy-Sagas wie video game of Thrones scheuen muss, wird hier auf seine Substanz zurück geführt, filmisch erzählt und dabei von jenem Schwulst und der Patina befreit, mit der er im Laufe der Jahrhunderte überbacken wurde. Arminius ist dort historisch, wo es sein muss, vor allem aber spannend, witzig, unterhaltsam und mit verblüffenden Parallelen zur Gegenwart ausgestattet. Ein Lesevergnügen, welches guy so in diesem Metier noch nicht kannte.
By Mark Bredemeyer
Durch Jahrtausende getrennt, gelingt Witandi unter großen Opfern schließlich die Rückkehr - schwer verletzt und Jahre später.
Verzweifelt macht er sich von Neuem auf die Suche nach Frilike, die unerreichbar auf der sagenumwobenen "Bernsteininsel" in der Nordsee mit den Häuptlingssippen der Chauken überwintert.
Der Weg dorthin scheint unbezwinglich, denn Langobarden streifen plündernd durch die Chaukenmark und die Römer ziehen eine riesige Flotte in der Nordsee zusammen. Aber Witandi bekommt unerwartete Hilfe …
By Glenn Cooper,G. P. Gasperi
By Robert J. A. Gilbert
This is their story...
Saph desires to be remembered.
He wishes the bards to sing his identify through the empire of Atlantis.
He wishes his status to continue to exist forever.
The young children of angels have consistently been recognized for his or her heroic deeds. yet their criteria are altering. disappointed by way of corruption among his family, Saph units out on his personal to make a reputation for himself. Then he meets Jared, a humble shepherd boy hiding a good mystery. jointly they embark on what Saph considers the lowliest of assignments, to steer this younger guy into maturity amid the emerging tumult of conflict and depravity.
When their trip takes them into the ruins of a misplaced empire, and into the corporate of a reclusive lady along with her personal mysterious quest, they become aware of that a few of the humblest of endeavors may end up in the main heroic of deeds the area has ever known.
Men of Renown blends the delusion of Atlantis, the legend of Eden, and the ageless aspirations of humanity right into a sword-and-sorcery event to not be quickly forgotten.
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By Mélodie Lombardot
"Que vienne le dénouement ultimate : un dernier acte avant los angeles tombée de rideaux ! A nous deux, fils de Lecck !"
By Melissa Scott,Amy Griswold
By Nick Pollotta
By Leo Carew
Leo Carew's debut novel The Wolf, the 1st ebook within the Under the Northern Sky series, is a masterpiece in epic old myth - a brand new voice to rival David Gemmell or George RR Martin.
Violence and dying have come to the land below the Northern Sky.
The Anakim reside within the desolate forests and mountains past the black river, the land lower than the Northern Sky.
Their historic methods are cast in Unthank silver and carved within the gray stone in their heartland, their lives measured out within the turning of centuries, now not years.
By distinction, the Sutherners stay within the second, their power even more instant and ephemeral than their Anakim neighbours.
Fragile is the peace that has existed among those very varied races - and that peace is shattered whilst the Suthern armies flood the lands to the north.
These races revive their age-old hatred and worry of one another. in the maelstrom of warfare, leaders will upward push to guide their humans to victory.
Only one will be successful.
The Wolf is an exciting, savagely visceral, politically nuanced and all at once wry exploration of strength and id - and the way some distance one will visit shield them.
By Christine Gisin-Buhlinger
By Aliette de Bodard
The yr is 3 Rabbit, and the typhoon is coming.
The Mexica Empire now has a brand new Emperor, yet his coronation conflict has simply resulted in a failure: the armies have retreated with a paltry 40 prisoners of warfare, no longer close to adequate sacrifices to fulfill the gods. Acatl, excessive Priest for the useless, has no wish to contain himself over again within the intrigues of the robust. even if, while one of many prisoners dies of a paranormal disease, he has little selection yet to enquire. For it's only one dying, however it usually are not the last.
As the our bodies pile up and the imperial court docket tears itself aside, dragging Teomitl, Acatl's cherished scholar, into the attention of the typhoon, the excessive Priest for the useless goes to need to pick out whom he can come up with the money for to belief; and the place, in spite of everything, his loyalties finally lie...
‘Like the former books, the 3rd within the Obsidian and Blood sequence abounds with suspects and purple herrings. It’s a twisty and vibrant story choked with unusual gods who call for sacrifices and soreness for the least favour. I loved the way in which Acatl is starting to query the best way issues are, and the 1st stirrings of doubt are awakening in him. He’s continuously had misgivings approximately his personal suitability as excessive Priest, yet during this novel his eyes are opened to a few of the deeper wrongs performed within the identify of the empire, and within the identify of people’s dependable loyalty to the gods.’ —WarpCore SF
‘I came upon this to be the simplest ebook of an excellent sequence. an identical positives from the 1st books are nonetheless current, a really easy-to-read writing variety (easy to learn yet no longer uncomplicated or dumbed down), a brief speed, and a few extraordinary global development, very good accessibility regardless of the lesser recognize pantheon and names. even supposing the second one booklet handled a potential finish to the realm, grasp OF the home OF DARTS took an identical destiny and did it greater. possibly this was once simply because in lots of methods it felt extra like a myth e-book than a secret booklet, which lends itself greater to the “save the realm” sort tale. The magic felt extra natural right here, it used to be by no means used as a crutch, or even it used to be simply greater defined. there has been a section much less vacationing this time round, which additionally resulted in a tighter tale. The finishing concerned numerous confrontations that have been demanding and plausible, together with a few among those people who are presupposed to be allies… a very good finish to the series.’ —Fantasy assessment Barn
‘Whether you're taking it as ancient noir or as a hugely exact myth, it’s difficult to not benefit from the Obsidian and Blood books—it’s an ideal healthy for these trying to find whatever various from their traditional fare, yet nonetheless interesting in methods they’re used to.’ —Guys Lit Wire
‘Acatl, is particularly a lot on the middle of the tale, extra so possibly than the plot. He slowly grows into his place because the excessive Priest of the useless in the course of the trilogy, whereas the writer strikes alongside a parallel direction, her narrative transforming into into its teller and inhabiting his brain with expanding convenience and self-assurance. Acatl is either the hero and the author’s avatar as she explores her principles of what a hero can and will be. Perceptive readers will locate Acatl to be a truly assorted form of hero than we're familiar with interpreting approximately, however the motion and the secret continue so easily that a few may perhaps by no means detect the gleeful contrariness that lurks less than the skin… Acatl isn't, and this is often obvious from a lot prior within the trilogy, a regular motion hero. he isn't even a standard secret solver, a minimum of now not within the Western idiom… the whole lot of the Obsidian & Blood trilogy will get excessive marks… for creativity, execution, and delicate subversion. not only instructed, yet, to paraphrase Demi Moore in a couple of stable males, strenuously recommended.’ —Two Dudes in an Attic