Scytheman

Scytheman The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos with unique ecology and twin suns where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power Hard edged Inspiring The Jakiri

  • Title: Scytheman
  • Author: Chris McMahon
  • ISBN: 9780992299422
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power Hard edged Inspiring The Jakirian features gritty, fast paced action The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures The charactersThe Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power Hard edged Inspiring The Jakirian features gritty, fast paced action The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures The characters travel through both urban and rural landscapes, where a depth of history and a layering of cultures gives texture The Jakirian s strong themes of Heroic Fantasy would appeal to readers of David Gemmell, Joe Abercrombie or Stan Nicholls Following on from events in The Calvanni, the city of Raynor is now in turmoil False Scion Osterac has declared himself heir to the fallen Empire and his supporters riot on the streets Legions of non human Eathal advance across the continent, destroying all in their path The future of Yos lies in the balance and only the Scion can unite the shattered fragments of the fallen Empire Pursued by the renegade Sorcerer Raziin, Cedrin and Ellen struggle to stay alive on a lawless continent torn by war They are drawn toward a lethal contest for the awesome power of the Spear of Carris, where the identity of the true Scion will be revealed The Jakirian series comprises three books The Calvanni, Scytheman and Sorcerer They follow Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and hidden threats Pursuing them is Raziin, a vicious renegade who seeks to claim the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris for himself Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their three bloodlines are revealed The Calvanni has attracted readers of all kinds, including readers who, up until now, had never read books from the fantasy genre The Jakirian series has given McMahon the room to explore his unique world and to convey to readers the richness of his flavour of heroic Fantasy.

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    1. A highly imaginative, contemporary fantasy/ sword & sorcery that’s action-packed! SCYTHEMAN is the second novel within The Jakirian Cycle trilogy and sequel to ‘The Calvanni’. Its epic/ heroic fantasy in a world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical, and which encapsulates thrilling sword & sorcery at its best. As a die-hard fan of fantasy fiction I literally devoured this addictive story, which contained spectacular swashbuckling heroes and dynamic swordplay. Amid thrillin [...]

    2. (I received this book for free as part of First Reads giveaways).(This review may contain spoilers).When I first entered to win a copy of this book, I originally thought it was a historical novel set in Ancient Rome. It wasn't until after I'd actually won it that I realised it was a fantasy. Or science fiction. Or a combination of both.I like books with swords and sorcery in and have done ever since I started reading the Lone Wolf Adventure game books when I was much younger. Although this wasn [...]

    3. 4.0 of 5 stars – A Fantasy Thrill Ride to Save Mankind(I'm excited to have won this as a First Read – so thanks, Chris!)I love fantasy adventures, and the characters, world and plot in this one fulfilled all I hoped for. They bill it as a combo of Kill Bill and Dune – well I love both and this indeed runs along those lines.The plot moves along quickly with the buildup of tension and gritty action, and even the world building is intriguing enough to not slow things down. The sword and sorc [...]

    4. I really like the characters and storylines here, and the action is good--there are a few style things that bug me, but the story is worth it. I am bummed that I must now save up to buy the third one.

    5. Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

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