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  • Paperback
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  • The Sacred Band
  • Janet E. Morris
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 9781451599862

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Janet E. Morris Ì 1 FREE READ FREE READ ï The Sacred Band Lry rescue twenty three pairs of Theban Sacred Banders paired lovers and friends to fight on other days These forty six Thebans whose bones will never lie in the mass grave that holds their two hundred and fifty four brothers join with the im. The Sacred Band Fantasy HeroicMythological Adventure5 starsOne of the signs of a great book for me at least is the urge to continue reading it despite the fact it is very late or there is something else I really should be doing This was one such book Spawned from the Thieves World series and interwoven with historical research and ancient sources the story covers the rescue of the missing members of the Sacred Band of Thebes who fought at the Battle of Chaeronea and whose whereabouts are unknown to history In the style of the myths of old such Homer this is a great adventure filled with war and there is a LOT of that love loyalty and bravery far beyond the call of duty not to mention interfering deities wicked wizards conflict and change balance and harmony The world of Tempus and his companions has been extensively researched and it shows for the world is extremely rich totally believable and yet utterly fantastic The reader experiences a ride of epic and heroic proportions from the graphic battle scenes including the shock and loss to the weapons armour lifestyles and religion of the world The characters are engaging varied and interesting from the enigmatic and warlike Tempus to the young Niko who strives for balance Heroes abound as they strive to fight an enemy like no other and one who could destroy them and all they hold dear An excellent exciting and totalling enthralling adventure and I look forward to reading many by this author

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Janet E. Morris Ì 1 FREE READ FREE READ ï The Sacred Band Mortalized Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons consummate ancient cavalry fighters to make new lives in a faraway land and fight the battle of their dreams where gods walk the earth ghosts take the field and the angry Fates demand their du. The Sacred Band starts with the Sacred Band of Stepsons led by thier immortal leader Tempus Thales avatar of the ancient storm god Enlil saving 46 warriors of the Sacred Band of Thebes an ancient Greek warrior fighting unit from thier fated death The conseuences of cheating destiny and death and altering history reverberate throughout the novel Fans of the series will not be disappointed as favorite characters and locales from the earlier novels and stories are present in the book The Stepsons including Niko Critias Straton Sync and others even return to the ill fated city of Sanctuary along with their new found brothers in battle the 23 pairs of Theban warriors What follows is an action packed fast paced novel filled with battles mysteries murder sorcery precient visions philosophy mythology mysticism gods sexuality and explorations into the relationships amongst the Stepsons and Thebans and how they resolve the integration of their separate Sacred Bands I have waited years for new stories from what are some of my favorite characters and settings in fantasy and I was thrilled to read this new novel by Janet Morris and Chris Morris If you love action packed fantasy with rich settings and complex deep characters then you will love The Sacred Band

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Janet E. Morris Ì 1 FREE READ FREE READ ï The Sacred Band The Sacred Band of Thebes lives on a world away in this mythic novel of love in war in ancient times In 338 BCE during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes the legendary Tempus and his Stepson cava. The authors of The Sacred Band create a vibrant real world that sweeps you into its grasp and drags you along kicking and screaming into a dark world where the only wrong action is inaction and that just gets you killed or worse and dishonor is measured by the severing of bonds formed between warriors destined to die Whether it is the numerous combat seuences or the on going heartrending conflict between the various characters their Gods and their world this book is filled with such immediate need that you are compelled to react to their circumstances In your mind you cannot help but take up sword and spear call out commands or warnings or lamentations and participate as one of the Band in the story itself Like an intensely contested sporting event I found it so riveting that I was not above screaming at the characters when their decisions took them into harm s way and mumbling curses to myself when they made self serving decisions that threatened both their comrades and the precarious balance necessary for the survival of the world itself Anxiety levels were often high my breathing and heart rate impacted as conflict reached crescendo over and over again climbing higher each time until its climax when I could finally relax or so I thought The characters in the book have deep flaws needs desires and vices that feel real and force the reader to relate to them on a human level Much as we often search for the underlying reasons for that may explain why soldiers may commit terrible acts in war the reader finds himherself seeking to understand the hard and often violently unforgiving decisions made by the Riddler as he leads the Band on and challenges fate itself We find ourselves forgiving him those brutal decisions for we know hard men and women are needed in hard times We are propelled alongside the warriors of the Band as their brothers are killed their vows challenged their hearts corrupted and we feel it deeply we understand it at a level deeper than most novels even aspire to reach much less actually reach There is to these warriors than surface crust to them than shallow characterizations of heroic figures The authors is a master of building the relationship between reader and character and fulfills the implicit contract with the reader from the opening scene you will care about these characters you will care about their fight and you will care about their ability to overcome all of the forces arrayed against them even if you wouldn t hand them a glass of water in the event they were parched near to death I recommend everyone read this book everyone that is that wants to be part of the story experience the tribulations and victories of its characters and wind up with personal insight than you could hope to find in a novel AND the ability to continue on with yet another story about the Band