So, I don't know how many people here read fantasy, but here's one I recommend. It's called The Ten Thousand
, by Paul Kearney, and there's a sequal called Corvus
. I don't know if there will be a third one.
So anyway, it is fantasy, but it's not another Tolkien copy. Don't get me wrong, I loved LotR, but everyone
uses the basic species, settings, etc he came up with (I'm guilty myself). This one is different for a change. There are the Macht, who are humans and very much like the ancient Greeks: bronze weapons and armor, Greek-style helms, fight with spears in phalanxes, lots of city-states fighting amongst themselves, etc. Then there are the Kufr, which encompasses a wide variety of races who are not Macht. The dominant race among the Kufr are the Kefren who are humanoid, but taller, with longer, drawn-out faces, gold colored skin, and wierd color eyes. They rule over a wide variety of other races in a manner similar to the ancient Persian empire.
Anyway, this is really a different kind of fantasy, and I really think people here would like it. The fighting is brutal and bloody: just the way Brikwarriors should enjoy