By Paul Kearney
It really is twenty-three years for the reason that a Macht military fought its means domestic from the center of the Asurian Empire. the guy who got here to steer that military, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and drained. He wishes not anything greater than to put down his spear and develop into the farmer that his father was once. yet destiny has various principles. a tender warleader has risen to problem the order of items within the very heartlands of the Macht. A soldier of genius, he's taking urban after urban, and reigns over them as king. what's extra, he had heard of the mythical chief of the 10 Thousand. His identify is Corvus, and the rumours say that he's now not even absolutely human. He potential to make himself absolute ruler of the entire Macht. And he wishes Rictus to aid him.
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I sense it as in my youth I sensed the tiger hidden in the tall grass. There is a nameless unrest throughout the kingdom. I am like a hunter who crouches by his small fire amid the forest, and hears stealthy feet padding in the darkness, and almost sees the glimmer of burning eyes. If I could but come to grips with something tangible, that I could cleave with my sword! I tell you, it’s not by chance that the Picts have of late so fiercely assailed the frontiers, so that the Bossonians have called for aid to beat them back.
Behind them a sardonic countenance was framed in the partly opened door; a pair of evil eyes glittered malevolently in the gloom. “Go into the night, creatures of the night,” a voice mocked. ” The speaker closed the door and bolted it, then turned and went up the corridor, candle in hand. He was a somber giant, whose dusky skin revealed his Stygian blood. He came into an inner chamber, where a tall, lean man in worn velvet lounged like a great lazy cat on a silken couch, sipping wine from a huge golden goblet.
Yesterday a kozak, today a king, tomorrow a thief. It is in that sense that the Conan stories are escapist literature: their appeal seems universal, transcending generations and cultures. ” What sets the Conan stories apart, however, is the distinct sensation that the thrill of adventure in these stories is but a mask, that it is in fact never really possible to forget the grim realities of the world. Conan’s Hyborian Age began with a cataclysm and ended with another cataclysm. Whatever the Hyborians – and Conan – can accomplish, has no meaning at all in the final analysis, and is eventually bound to destruction and oblivion.
Corvus (The Macht, Book 2) by Paul Kearney