|Heretic Kings, the (1996) [Novel]|
by Paul Kearney
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Series: Monarchies of God, the
(From the publisher):
In times of chaos, when everything familiar is made strange and nothing remains secure, the future of all people is shaped by the actions of a few...
When the power-hungry and fanatical Himerius won himself enough allegiance to have magic-users and foreigners put to death, three of the five Ramusian Kings denied him. But for their resistance, they must now fight to maintain their thrones - forcing one King to face a civil war so brutal that it threatens to destroy everything he fights to preserve.
Toward the East, Corfe Cear-Inaf wins distinction in the ongoing battle against the Merduk attackers as he tried to protect the infirm High Pontiff Macrobius from political intrigue. And far to the West, Hawkwood and his band of misfits finally arrive in the fabled land across the sea, only to find themselves caught in an unexpected confrontation.
Meanwhile in Charibon, two humble monks discover an ancient manuscript that is destined to change the face of the world - the biography of St. Ramusio himself. But now they must find a way to be heard...
Original title: The Heretic Kings
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery