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The Second Empire: Monarchies of God Bk. 4 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 10 May 2001

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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: 11.1 x 2 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,259,100 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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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