By Paul Kearney
For the 1st time in recorded historical past, the ferocious city-states of the Macht now recognize a unmarried guy as their overlord. he isn't but thirty years previous yet Corvus will lead an invasion the like of which the realm of Kuf hasn't ever obvious. a beautiful mixture of myth expert by way of army and classical historical past, with the main attractive of heroes.
For the 1st time in recorded historical past, the ferocious city-states of the Macht now recognize a unmarried guy as their overlord. Corvus, the unusual and outstanding boy-general, is now excessive King, having united his humans in a fearsome, bloody sequence of battles and sieges. he isn't but thirty years outdated.
A iteration in the past, 10000 of the Macht marched into the center of the traditional Asurian Empire, after which fought their long ago out back, passing into legend. it's been the iconic fantasy of Corvus' existence, for his father used to be a type of who undertook that march, and his such a lot relied on normal, Rictus, used to be chief of these 10000. yet he intends to do extra. The arrangements will take years, but if they're whole, Corvus will lead an invasion the like of which the area of Kuf hasn't ever noticeable. below him, the Macht will adopt not anything below the overthrow of the complete Asurian Empire.
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