The Ten Thousand by Paul KearneyThe Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney

The Ten Thousand

byPaul Kearney

Mass Market Paperback | August 26, 2008

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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.

About The Author

Paul Kearney studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he read Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Middle English and was a keen member of the Mountaineering Society and the Officer Training Corps. He has published several titles including the Sea Beggars series to critical acclaim, being nominated for the British Fantasy Award. Kearney lived ...
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Title:The Ten ThousandFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.7 inPublished:August 26, 2008Publisher:SolarisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844165736

ISBN - 13:9781844165735

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"The first thing that struck me about this novel was Kearney's writing...(his) writing style is very visceral and evocative... Kearney however is not just a very good writer, but a talented storyteller as well. I'd even go as far to say that there are shades of the great David Gemmell about him, in the way he handles human emotions and other themes like loyalty and courage." -- Speculative Horizons