By John F. Carr
Nice Kings' warfare, the approved sequel to H. Beam Piper's vintage novel, was once first released in paperback in 1985 via Ace Books. This variation is a Ltd. variation caliber hardcover of serious Kings' struggle, the lengthy awaited sequel to H. Beam Piper's Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen and chronicles the extra adventures of Calvin Morrison, Pennsylvania nation Policeman-forcibly retired. This re-creation is revised and extended (over 30%) by means of the authors with new maps, together with Hostigos city, Hostigos and the 5 Kingdoms, and a brand new dramatis personae. Calvin Morrison was once a fantastic cop in Pennsylvania-until he used to be scooped up by way of the cross-time flying saucer and transported to Styphon's apartment Subsector, a sixteenth Century identical parallel time-line. the following the Indo-Aryan invasions went east throughout Asia and down the Aleutian Islands into North the USA, the place they've got stagnated for hundreds of thousands of years. Dropped off into the center of an area dispute, Corporal Calvin Morrison comes head to head with warriors armed with pikes and broadswords, no longer petty criminals. Lord Kalvan, because the locals name him, transforms the petty Princedom of Hostigos right into a fearsome warrior country through encouraged management and complicated army wisdom. And, now, after having created and stored his new kingdom of Hos-Hostigos from destruction by means of Styphon's apartment, a tyrannical theocracy that holds sacred the key formulation for gunpowder, Kalvan, now nice King of Hos-Hostigos, faces his maximum challenge-keeping what he has received. The Holy Host of Styphon and the Royal military of Hos-Harphax, of the best armies within the heritage of the 5 Kingdoms, are at the flow and Kalvan will once more need to name upon his wisdom of army historical past to save lots of his friends and family. This time it really is own!
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Its secondary trade was shipping. Old Balph, the original trading settlement, had long ago been encircled by its strange offspring, except near the dockyards. Someday the old buildings would be leveled for some new monument to Styphon's glory. Balph proper was already home to Styphon's House Upon Earth, an old golden-domed basilica that contained Styphon's Own Image, sixteen Great Temples and the Shrine of Styphon's Ascension, the Temple Treasury, the Temple Academy, the Supreme Priest's Palace.
The lands he governed west of Hos-Ktemnos and Hos-Bletha as Grand Master of the Zarthani Knights were greater than any two Great Kingdoms combined. His Order Knights were the finest cavalry in the known world. " Sesklos shouted. Anaxthenes jerked back in surprise; he'd not thought old Sesklos had that much strength left in his worn body. After the news of Zothnes' and Krastokles' defection to Hos-Hostigos had reached his ears Sesklos had thrown a fit, fallen to the floor and knocked his head on the flagstones.
For a moment he could see all the young priests he had raised over the years march through his chamber, starting out young and growing into to old age as they passed through the room. " Sesklos shook his head to clear if of ghosts from the past. Old age was like a thief, at first stealing those things rarely used, then growing bolder and more daring, until nothing was left but oblivion. " "That cloth has already been rent asunder, first by the Usurper Kalvan who violated the secret of the Fireseed Trinity, then by the traitors Archpriests Zothnes and Krastokles.