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Mbat War is her job She has fought her way to the command of a mercenary company and on her unlikely shoulders lies the destiny of a Europe threatened by the depredations of an Infidel army terrible than any nightmare..

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  • Nancy

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryMary Gentle created a wide variety of interesting and complex characters The military details were fascinating and very convincing and I've no doubt Gentle knows her stuff This long and sprawling historical fantasy sprinkled with speculati


  • Rod

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryI skimmed a few pages of an online preview of this before I bought it and every fiber of literary discernment in my being hissed at me like Gollum Gentleses is a stinksy writer Precious we will hates iiiiit The title should have been my first warning “A Secret History” acronymed is ASH Well isn’t that just clever with a capital C However I was intrigued by the subject matter and the reviews were good so I bought it anyway I should have listened to my literary instincts The problems are apparent right from page one Bask in the wretched awkwardness    It was her scars that made her beautiful Hrm I guess I'll have to take your word for it    No one


  • Scurra

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret Historyedit this review relates to the single volume edition of a book which was published in the US as a four volume series even though it's a single novelThis is one of those books where what is going on in the footnotes is as important as the main text the conceit here is that a historian is supposedly annotating a recently discovered medieval manuscript that recounts the history of Burgundy in the 13th century but there is a lot going on here than meets the eye And as the story progresses it seems that what went on in the past is affecting the future but why and how An extraordinary tour de force of alternative history utterly convincing in the small details and almost too plausible in the large ones It also deals with a period of hi


  • Wastrel

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryThe first thing that should probably be said about Ash A Secret History is that it's probably the apex of the epic fantasy genre or at least the best thing written in the genre since The Lord of the Rings Ash was published in the same year as George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords with which is shares a great deal but it's pretty straightforwardly better in every respect It was published the same year as Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny but while I've gotten out of Hobb's long Realm of Elderlings cycle as a whole 17 books and some short stories and counting that's probably mostly because of weight of characterisation and emotional connexion


  • Alissa

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret History “Right may sleep but it does not rot in the earth as men’s bodies do or rust as the treasures of this world but remains unchangeable Your war is unjust Rather than sue for peace I will die here on the land that my father ruled and his fathers before him There is not a man of Burgundy be he never so poor a peasant nor a man who h


  • Errant

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryThis is a hard story Not in the sense that it is difficult to read but in the sense that it is often harsh brutal even crudeThe sualor and brutality of middle ages just spring to life the characters are all fully realized nuanced and not even the protagonist is entirely good or entirely evilThere is magic and although it is a very central point it is also low key poetic and fully integrated with the historical and cultural background There are some science fiction touches than a few even but most of the story is closer to an uchrony with fantastical elementsThe storytelling structure allows the author to do away with infodumps e


  • Francis

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryDespite its problems this is one of the best historical fantasies I've readThe text is very closely grounded in historical detail with every item of armour every weapon every breed of dog described and enumerated The footnotes add in extra historical detail on almost every pageWhich is important because at the same time the book is on a ratchet with each turn adding another layer of amazing thrilling WTFEven to the very last page 1122 closely printed there are new twists new interpretations new levels of craziness To keep that ratchet turning through such a long narrative and to keep it feeling thoroughly historical and realistic as and weirdness is thrown in is seriously impressive There's no denying that it's over long and the pacing gets bogged down from


  • Roger

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryGot halfway through this monster before accepting that I just did not care any The historical detail and invention was interesting but just got swamped by the ponderous plot the annoying incerpts of


  • Viki Holmes

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryThis stunningly intense historical or is it fantasy or is it science fiction or is it epic won't be to everyone's tastes there are brutal and graphic scenes of sex war and the aftermath of both that are particularly hard hitting and start early on in the narrative; but I have not been so immersed in a book for some time and it has been a summer of extremely high uality immersive uality reads Set in 14th century Europe Ash is a woman co


  • Ruth

    Ash A Secret History review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ash A Secret HistoryPublished 1999 1113 pages in the edition that I read I finished it so the story must have been engrossing even though it could have been far shorter Not sure whether I got the grand plan or not At times it felt as if I was wading through water Would not read again though uote from a book blogging site The ground of reality itself shifts under our protagonists' feet confusing both the reader and the present in the text via footnotes and excerpts editors with events building to a satisfying conclusion The confusion is definitely a description I would agree with