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The Ten Thousand

by Paul Kearney

3 avg rating
Book 9 of 34 in the Best Military Fantasy Books
65 votes 3 comments
1.  Tough, gritty fantasy to compete with George R R Martin, Steven Erikson, and David Gemmell

2.  By a critically acclaimed and highly praised author

3.  The start of a brand new epic series

4.  Retelling of the classic Greek history from Xenophon.

5.  Supported by targeted marketing, including ARCs, advertising in the genre press and online support.

On the world of Kuf, the Macht are a mystery, a seldom-seen people of extraordinary ferocity and discipline whose prowess on the battlefield is the stuff of legend. For centuries they have remained within the remote fastnesses of the Harukush Mountains. In the world beyond, the teeming races and peoples of Kuf have been united within the bounds of the Asurian Empire, which rules the known world, and is invincible. The Great King of Asuria can call up whole nations to the battlefield.
His word is law.
But now the Great King¹s brother means to take the throne by force, and in order to do so he has sought out the legend. He hires ten thousand mercenary warriors of theMacht, and leads them into the heart of the Empire.

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3 comments
Brian | 2013-01-23 12:12:57
I am nearly done with this book and enjoying it, but it does remind me of another book I read by Michael Curtis Ford with the same title. I read your synopsis here and am glad to see that I wasn't loosing my mind.
Anonymous | 2014-05-29 06:20:58
One of the best books ever read and now you must read the rest of the trilogy
Anonymous | 2015-07-30 03:36:02
Compared to the Malazan Book of the Fallen, this is mediocre. I enjoyed it though.
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