The Jackal Of Nar

by John Marco

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Book 18 of 34 in the Best Military Fantasy Books
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This powerful, multilayered saga features a complicated hero: brave yet sensitive General Richius Vantran. Ordered by the Emperor to halt a revolt by a religious faction, Vantran's success wins him both Imperial favor and a wife--though neither sits well with him. For in battle, he fell in love with a member of the very religious faction he put down. Torn between duty and passion, Vantran surprises himself by choosing to love the enemy--and march against his old companions.

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Brian | 2012-11-15 09:12:43
I loved this book (and the whole trilogy) and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for some great military fantasy which feels like nothing else out there. John Marco provides us with an interesting world filled with power struggles of every level: Empire, Race, Individual, Technology, and more!
Vinny | 2013-09-03 04:55:27
Marco is one of the Best unknown authors out there. Read both his series and you will very happy.
Michel | 2017-09-14 04:05:11
Hello, First, please indulge my English writing as I am French. I often follow the recommendation of best fantasy books and have never been disappointed till the riding of Tyrants and Kings trilogy. Mostly, for a Military fantasy, the military aspect is at best incoherent at worst laughable. Huge countries / territories, slave based economy, but the populations are small and armies between 25 and 1200 strong. Same for the navy, around 12 ships max. The technology is also incoherent as well. Nonetheless the trilogy is saved by Biaggo, who start as “the vilain" and then slowly shift to become the good guy. He is complex and interesting. The same is true for a lot of secondary characters but unfortunately not the hero Richius who is a "dummy" as he seems to never anticipate nor foresee the consequences of his actions / decisions. At the end, finishing the first volume took me time, the second was better and the third was good (always apart the military aspect). At the end, I would suggest not classifying this book in the military section, but elsewhere as it main strength stands more in the secondary character evolution than in the pure military aspect. Cheers.
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