Corvus (Macht Trilogy 2)
by Paul Kearney
Solaris Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781906735760
Date: 28 October 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Solaris signed up Northern Irish fantasy author Paul Kearney and have been publishing him very enthusiastically, reissuing his impressive backlist (most recently the omnibus reissues of his Monarchies of God series) and also publishing brand new work. October see the publication of Corvus, Kearney's follow-up to The Ten Thousand and the second book in the Macht trilogy.
"It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired. He wants nothing more than to lay down his spear and become the farmer that his father was. But fate has different ideas. A young war-leader has risen to challenge the order of things in the very heartlands of the Macht. A solider of genius, he takes city after city, and reigns over them as king. What is more, he has heard of the legendary leader of The Ten Thousand. His name is Corvus, and the rumours say that he is not even fully human. He means to make himself absolute ruler of all the Macht. And he wants Rictus to help him."