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The Macht are Returning: Read a Sample Chapter of Corvus by Paul Kearney

I had another post in mind but when I saw this (via my trusty Google Reader) I knew that I had to share it:

Solaris Books is offering a free sample chapter of Corvus (click the link to pre-order from Amazon US), the sequel to Paul Kearney‘s first Macht novel, The Ten Thousand (reviewed here). Here’s the blurb for you:

It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired. He wants nothing more than to lay down his spear and become the farmer that his father was. But fate has different ideas. A young warleader has risen to challenge the order of things in the very heartlands of the Macht. A soldier of genius, he takes city after city, and reigns over them as king. What is more, he had heard of the legendary leader of the Ten Thousand. His name is Corvus, and the rumours say that he is not even fully human. He means to make himself absolute ruler of all the Macht. And he wants Rictus to help him.

And here’s the cover, in all its awesomeness (yeah, I guess I’m a bit biased – we’re talking Macht here, people!):

Click here for a link to Solaris’ blog, where you’ll be able to download the chapter. I’ve got a feeling that I’m going to be hounding Jonathan Oliver for a copy of this one… 😉

Oh, and just because I’m such a fan of the Macht (these guys are, for me, in the same class as Steven Erikson’s Bridgeburners), here’s the cover for the third novel, the awesomely titled The Kings of Morning:

Cannot wait to disappear into these novels!



Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Announcements


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John Jarrold’s Corner: 2-Book Deal for Paul Kearney!

Remember way back (well, not so long ago, it was only last year) I reviewed Paul Kearney’s The Ten Thousand and also got the exclusive on the title of the second Macht book? Well, guys and girls, there’s not only going to be a second book in the series, but a third, too! 🙂

Check out the awesome announcement:


Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books since the imprint’s acquisition from Games Workshop by Rebellion earlier this month, has acquired two new novels by Paul Kearney, set on the same world as his successful Solaris novel THE TEN THOUSAND. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK/US rights.

These novels, entitled CORVUS and KINGS OF MORNING, are due for delivery in 2010 and early 2011 respectively.

“The immediacy of Paul’s prose and characterisation always puts me in mind of David Gemmell, who I was lucky enough to publish in the mid-1990s,” said John Jarrold. “With THE TEN THOUSAND he has created a world ripe for re-visiting. Can’t wait to read these books! And I’m very pleased to have concluded my first deal with Jon Oliver and the ‘new’ Solaris.”

28th September 2009


Awesome news or what?! 🙂 I will honestly say that I was really worried when Solaris was sold; kudos to everyone involved in not letting such an awesome imprint sink and in making sure that the authors were all looked after! Congrats to Paul, John and Jonathan, as well as all the readers out there – we’re in for some awesome stuff! 🙂


Haven’t read The Ten Thousand yet? Then order your copies here for the US, here for the UK, and here for South Africa.


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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in John Jarrold's Corner


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Breaking news! The Macht’s second outing has a provisional title!

Hey guys, exclusive news here! (Thanks Paul!) Straight from Paul Kearney: “Another Macht book is on the cards, provisionally titled Corvus. And that’s an exclusive! cheers, Paul”
I first heard of the second Macht book in the interview that Paul did with Pat, here; since then I’ve been practically itching to hear anything about the Macht again, and Paul has graciously allowed me to break this news! 🙂 But I have to stress this – it’s only a provisional title, 🙂

But there we go! Bring on Corvus!

Check out Paul’s site and join the forums, he’s a great guy who makes an effort to mix with the fans in the forums, and a brilliant writer!

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Posted by on November 3, 2008 in Announcements


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