Thursday, March 15, 2007

What I'm reading right now...

"The Heretic Kings" by Paul Kearney; book two of the five book series "The Monarchies of God".
This is a fantasy series, but unusual in that the tech level is roughly equivalent to the High Middle Ages - military technology has advanced to the level of pikes, arquebuses and carronades. Yep, they have gunpowder technology. The setting is reminiscent of Europe, with a lot of squabbling kingdoms, a "muslim" threat from the East, and an overwhelmingly powerful church that throws its weight around readily.
Toss into the mix "Dweomer" (magic) and a westward voyage of discovery that uncovers an evil empire steeped in magic, and you have the makings of a compelling read.

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