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Empire of Avarice

978-1-62620-702-8

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The first in a series of fantasy adventures about the Kastanian Empire, it seems all is lost before a coup is made in a desperate attempt to save the empire from extinction.

 

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The Kastanian Empire had stood for a thousand years. A decade of civil war and corrupt leadership has reduced it to a shadow of its former self. Beset by enemies beyond its shrinking borders and from competing factions within, it seems the end is near. 

One man, though, believes the empire can be saved. Astiras Koros, general and governor of a province wracked with rebellion, seizes power and in so doing propels his family to the imperial throne. Astiras will have to display all his strength and courage to keep his dreams alive, for 
not only will he have to crush the rebellion in the province of Bragal, he will also have to purge the ruling elite of all opposition. It will not be an easy task, for many of his enemies are influential people, some of whom are very close to the throne itself.

He will also be forced to send his eldest son and only daughter on hazardous missions, tasks that will test both to their limits as well as avoid the killers on each of their trails. Isbel, Astiras’ 
wife, is left to cope alone with establishing the new Court in the face of rival interests, while her husband campaigns.


Argan, the younger son of Astiras, is thrown into the strange world of intrigue and conflict at the royal court, and the four year old has to try to adapt to his new surroundings, and the dangers that holds.

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Grade 
07/27/2017

What an adventure!

Wow.. what a start to the series! Not only is this book captivating but also Tony paints such vivid imagery with his descriptive writing style. I couldn't but chuckle at the subtle humour laced into each chapter and then there is the in your face humour! class act from the author here.

The characters are memorable and the storyline is great. This book is perfect for anybody with imagination and a lust for adventure. Cant wait to dive into the next one! Easily 5 stars

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
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07/26/2017

Unputdownable!

Really enjoyed this tale of a kingdom in decline trying to be reinvigorated by one of the Imperial families which stages a coup. The problems of the Empire are myriad both internal and external. The book follows the strengthening of the family's grip on the Empire and the battles with the families of power within the realm and other Kingdoms menacing it. Storylines are built and some resolve in this volume and some do not, leaving the reader in suspense for the next instalment. Tony Roberts has created a series of complex characters who are rounded and well drawn. It looks as if it is going to be the characters of the children of the ruling family that are likely, as they develop, to be the most telling in the development of future storylines and plots. Can't wait for the next volume.

Eelet

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

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Empire of Avarice

Empire of Avarice

The first in a series of fantasy adventures about the Kastanian Empire, it seems all is lost before a coup is made in a desperate attempt to save the empire from extinction.