E–pub/E–book [The Sacred Band] ☆ Janet E. Morris


The Sacred Band

free read The Sacred Band Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris 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. Finally a skillfully wrought story without dragons or trolls or elves no magic rings and no uest for a talisman to save the universe Instead what Janet and Chris Morris have accomplished is a compelling and suspenseful story that incorporates superbly researched history woven into a mythic tale of human drama Deftly balancing the complexities of human emotion as 4th century BC Greeks and Thebans deal with war traitors and jealous gods the authors have imprinted The Sacred Band as a must read While there are many strengths to the novel there are two that I find worthy of mention believable characters especially as it relates to dialogue which translates into do I care about these characters and finely crafted imagery One of my pet peeves is stilted language in any novel formulaic rather than real Add to that the dilemma of narrativeimagery that affects all novels either too much or too little Thankfully the authors have blended just the right mix of believable dialogue and thus characters with exceptional imagery The result is a story that sucks one in building with each succeeding page Not only did I care about the characters I was sorely tempted to skip ahead Bottom line get it now You won t be disappointed

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free read The Sacred Band Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris 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. In a world of books that try to capture the vintage literacy of times past but fail it is refreshing and exhilarating to finally find a book in this day and age that one can honestly say is an instant classicThe story is already complex but then you throw in an impressive collection of characters each getting their turn in the the spotlight It s simply mind blowing none fade away and there aren t any loose ends simply a remarkable feat The numerous characters The Sacred Band and the Thebans are sewn together so seamlessly that what should look like a uilt is like a painted masterpiece If I had to fault the book the only thing I can say is that I hit a snag in the beginning I had a few problems understanding and remembering who was who because the characters have their given name and also their war name and in some cases a god given name and I am notoriously awful when it comes to names So the fault is really just me However it didn t take long for me to catch on to a plot this intriguing and dangerous The authors knew the dynamics of war and the seuences leading up to it everything was perfectly played out like a good chess game and the fun part was you could see it from so many different points of view The Sacred Band took me into a world of gods demigods mortals and other beings Each with their own affections and opinions toward one another hatred respect and most importantly love I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and will be recommending it to all of my friends and family JSTurner

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free read The Sacred Band Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris 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 SACRED BAND by Janet Morris and Chris Morris Published by Perseid Press Copyright 2010 by Janet Morris and Chris Morris 547 pages Available from and Barnes Noble in trade paperback Kindle and Nook editions Reviewed by Joe Bonadonna Sanctuary and Thieves World are both registered trademarks owned by Lynn Abbey are mentioned here only for purposes of this review All three hundred of the Sacred Band of Thebes fought at Chaeronea in August of 338 BCE and two hundred fifty four skeletons lie buried there today under a granite lion Some still argue about the fate of the forty six whose skeletons were not recovered Plutarch says that they died together and Philip of Macedon wept to see it Another later view is that the remainder surrendered were taken prisoner or deserted We tell a different story Janet and Chris Morris in their Authors Notes and Acknowledgments from The Sacred BandAnd this is the premise behind this wonderfully rich complex dramatic and highly emotional epic of gods demi gods and Men This is the story of how Tempus the Black Favorite of Enlil Storm God of the Armies and the one they call Riddler challenged the gods to rescue twenty three pairs of Thebans forty six warriors who had been fated to die And rescue them he did Charon Lysis and the other forty four men of the original Sacred Band of Thebes by opening a dimensional portal from Chaeronea to Lemuria where they were taken trained and made part of the greater Sacred Band This is the also the story of Nicodemus who is called Niko and Stealth a true weapon of the gods of his own struggle with becoming the favorite the avatar of a god and his intimate relation with the goddess Harmony After training and orientation the Thebans do their best to settle in to become one with Tempus s Sacred Band But it s difficult for many of them because memories of the Chaeronean battleplain memories of seeing friends and comrades die in a battle in which they were fated to die keep intruding on their thoughts Dreams of Chaeronea haunt their hearts and give pain to their souls Various versions of the mantra Long spears thunking into flesh Men staggering backward impaled weeping are a recurring theme throughout this story as men dream of Chaeronea and that far away field of battle What these survivors remember and what they suffer adds a personal and very poignant touch to this novel for as we turn the pages we get to know these men these warriors these heroes Now Tempus has plans for his new and greater Sacred Band to return to Sanctuary that infamous border town between morality and immortality its feet in hell and its fingers stretched up to heaven Sanctuary the center of activity in the classic Thieves World Series where I first discovered Tempus known then as the Hell Hound In Sanctuary once again Tempus plans to settle old scores and tidy loose ends But he and the Sacred Band get than they bargain for when they return to that place where anything may happen and sometimes does when wills are strong and mysteries invoked For instance there s the warrior Kouras soon to become a favorite and an avatar of the god Vashanka who once favored Tempus How Kouras deals with becoming one with a Storm God and his love for a girl named Shawme is just one of the many sub plots that grace this novel which owes so much to history mythology and the sheer brilliance talent and imagination of Janet and Chris Morris A young hot headed warrior named Shamshi who has wizard s blood gets things going when he murders a harlot one night Apprehended by the Band he is stripped naked sewn inside the hide of an animal and placed on the altar of Enlil the Storm God If no beast eats him in the night then we free him in the morning The lesson s done Punishment finished He s cleansed by the storm god of any taint If the god sends a bear or a wolf or a panther to tear him apart then that is Enlil s verdict and no one interferes But if anyone cuts him loose tonight or tries to save him we hunt down all of them and kill them So Tempus says to his men Harsh treatment Not at all This punishment is most fitting to the crime in the context of the novel and the world in which the Sacred Band lives But Shamshi has patience and there is one who walks in dreams and shadows who has his eye on the boy with wizard s blood Thus when Shamshi is freed he is now bound to his savior in body mind heart and soul He then sets out on the road of vengeance uses his skills as a warrior and some other talents and gifts and help he has been given and begins to pick off the Sacred Band one by one But his main target the man he feels has betrayed him and the one he most wants to kill is Nicodemus Niko whose war name is Stealth Now the manhunt begins as Sham preys on the Sacred Band killing them with single minded determination and cold blooded ruthlessness Night after night men die A stable burns one night and horses die in a very tense and moving chapter Other powers are brought into play as Tempus and the Band balance duty with their personal manhunt Old friends and comrades come to aid in the hunt Jihan daughter of a sea god and Tempus s lover Randal the Mage Ischade the Witch and even Cime Evening Star of Lemuria and sister of Tempus are called in to help But there is behind this manhunt than just tracking down a rapist and a murderer for the stage is being set for a coming battle a battle for Meridian the realm of Askelon entelechy of dreams and shadows This battle will test the Sacred Band as it has never been tested before and they will be hard pressed because worlds collide in this battle when Askelon brings Meridian to Sanctuary and the battle becomes a shadow an echo of the great battle of Chaeronea And in this battle not only the mettle of the Sacred Band will be put to the test but that of the original Sacred Band of Thebes as well those forty six warriors who had been fated to die but were rescued by Tempus They will not only be fighting both old and new foes but old comrades as well comrades who died at the hands of the Mesopotamians Tempus and Niko will be tested in this battle too To the limits of their skills and power strength and endurance they will be tested uestion is will Enlil the Storm God come to the aid of Tempus his avatar And what of Niko Will the goddess Harmony continue to watch over him Guard and protect him Can Askelon a god himself be defeated And what of Shamshi He s a great character because for all that he is evil he is also one to be pitied He is a victim of forces and powers beyond his understanding as well as a perpetrator of heinous acts He is a pawn in the hands of something greater than himself a puppet and a tool used by gods and the FatesThe Sacred Band is much than great Heroic Fantasy it is classic literature filled with sub plots a fine cast of well drawn characters insight and wisdom and recurring themes of honor faith brotherhood and love This novel spoke to me on a personal level because it s a story of pure human drama and powerful emotions While the characters are larger than life they are also richly drawn and written with great depth of insight and humanity What also rings true with the Sacred Band is their military tradition their ethos These characters are soldiers warriors They are not only mythic heroes they are also everyday heroes real people everyday people who face extraordinary odds and foes They are true to all who have served in any branch of the military This is not sword and sorcery this is not elves and dwarves and high concept fantasy The Sacred Band has the sharp edge of reality the harshness the bitterness and the danger of the real world Love loyalty honor these are the ideals by which these characters live and die This novel is epic in scope It is mythic by heritage It is positively Homeric This is a 5 Star novel written by two highly talented writers who have been around for a very long time who have not lost their chops and their edge and have not slowed down There is so much in this novel to enjoy so much I haven t even touched on All I can say is that this is classic stuff Buy it Read it You ll see As Tempus and the Sacred Band would say Life to you and everlasting glory

  • Paperback
  • 570
  • The Sacred Band
  • Janet E. Morris
  • English
  • 20 November 2018
  • 9781451599862

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    summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris E–pub/E–book [The Sacred Band] ☆ Janet E. Morris Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters THE SACRED BAND by Janet Morris and Chris Morris Published by Perseid Press Copyright 2010 by Janet Morris and Chris Morris 547 pages Availab

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    Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris E–pub/E–book [The Sacred Band] ☆ Janet E. Morris 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 Ba

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    E–pub/E–book [The Sacred Band] ☆ Janet E. Morris Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris Hands down my favorite so far The addition of the Sacred Band of Thebes and their goddess made this book just superb We meet back up with one of my favorite characters other than Niko Ischade the necromant What can I say about Ischade and Strat other than WOW Even without the authors going into any detail the love those

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    free read The Sacred Band summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters At 600 pages this epic story is not for the faint hearted but for those who venture into the fantastic world of ancient gods wars and

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    Janet E. Morris ☆ 7 characters summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Janet E. Morris free read The Sacred Band 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

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