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The Second Empire: Monarchies of God Bk. 4 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) [Paperback]

Paul Kearney
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10 May 2001 GOLLANCZ S.F.
Winter lies cold and dark upon the world; it seems that spring will never come. Once dismissed as the ravings of a crazed hermit, the prophecies of Honorius seem at last to be coming true. In the harbour of Old Abrusio, the Gabrian Osprey lies docked at last, home from her long voyaging. Only a handful of shocked survivors remain of that proud expedition that set forward almost a year before . . . but they are not alone. Something has come with them from the uttermost west.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (10 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857987519
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857987515
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 591,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paul Kearney's high fantasy series The Monarchies of God reaches its fourth volume with The Second Empire. These tales of war, discovery and religious turmoil in a world that is not quite our own late Middle Ages or early Renaissance, but has strong resemblance to both, have been characterised by strong characters and biting emotional dilemmas. Here a general is forced to take a throne by marriage, uncertain whether his captured wife is living or dead; a captain sails for home, aware that he is bringing back secrets which might be best left on another continent; a magician parleys with ultimate evil knowing what the cost might be and a Pope tries to persuade men of good will that, for once, all religions really are the same. This is powerful stuff, intelligently written and with a real sense of the dark corridors and windy battlements of the palaces in which so much of it is set. Kearney does not only write good battles--he remembers the causes that battles are fought for. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The fourth book in the Monarchies of God saga, combining destruction, religion, a great hero, war, excitement and magic

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5.0 out of 5 stars Really superb fantasy series 6 Jan 2002
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The whole of the Monarchies of God series is excellent and deserves to put Paul Kearney into the big league of fantasy writers. Great ideas, great writing and (in Corfe) one of the best heroic characters in a long time. Highly, highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An action packed book. 7 Jun 2011
This books ties off lot of plot threads with Hawkwood returning from the west and the war in Torunn coming to a climax.

There was a lot of character development in the previous book leaving this one free to focus on the political manipulation and on a lot more action than the previous books.

The pace of this book is very quick with most of it centred on Corfe as he battles for control of Torunn and against the Merduks.

There are a few twists and turns at the end leaving everything set up for the conclusion of the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You WILL love this series 14 May 2001
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I cannot recommend this series more highly. Book 5 is due out in August and I am currently reading the first four books again. It is wonderful, total fascination. You may have a hard time finding the first books, but please, keep searching. These books occupy my "favorites" shelf. This is the type of reading that made me a fantasy addict in the first place. Hawkwood's Voyage is the first book. Find it... you will enjoy this journey.
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