THE FIRESEED WARS opens right after the Siege of Tarr-Hostigos, with Great King Kalvan in full retreat from the victorious armies of Styphon’s House. With Hos-Hostigos in ruins and under Investigation, King Kalvan faces his greatest challenge since arriving in Hostigos. Kalvan has to find a way to outrun the Grand Host of Styphon’s House and save his subjects from the inquTHE FIRESEED WARS opens right after the Siege of Tarr-Hostigos, with Great King Kalvan in full retreat from the victorious armies of Styphon’s House. With Hos-Hostigos in ruins and under Investigation, King Kalvan faces his greatest challenge since arriving in Hostigos. Kalvan has to find a way to outrun the Grand Host of Styphon’s House and save his subjects from the inquisition of Archpriest Roxthar and his fanatical gang of thugs. Using scorched earth tactics, Kalvan flees with a quarter of a million refugees and a ragtag army completely dependent upon him for salvation. To the northwest, lies the Upper Middle Kingdoms where King Theovacar of Grefftscharr awaits with his navy and army. Theovacar, the ruler of the largest territory in the Middle Kingdoms, doesn’t want any competition from an outsider--especially one with as army as big as Kalvan’s.Verkan Vall, Paratime Police Chief, faces his own battles on Home Time Line as his enemies engage in a relentless propaganda war against him and his administration.The Gunpowder Theocracy is determined to turn the Five Great Kingdoms into their personal fiefdom. It’s no longer just a fight between Kalvan and Styphon’s House; it’s a war of mutual destruction. And Styphon’s House intends to win by any means....
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The Fireseed Wars Reviews
We have arrived at the fifth book in this series, and one should note that the second book, written by Carr and Green, was revised by Carr. Kalvan was a pretty good book and not very long, packing in a great deal in its 250 pages. It was an extension of the Paratime world of H. Beam Piper.Carr and Green added to this and left us in a place that they didn't need to add to. But something nagged at Carr and he decided to add more. Is this a great addition to that continuation? Not as good as some of the previous work. The last book before this was based on a short story the two wrote where our hero loses his capitol and is chased from his country, with all his followers in tow. This book is what happens next. Some places the plot is well thought out, other places it is not. When you conceptualize half a million people on the road by horse and wagon, as an author you can gloss over the details, but in reality such a migration is larger then the voortrek. Glossing over this and rebounding the civilization within a few seasons lessons the story by the suspension of disbelief. We have done so in some areas, but others can't be done. Further the moving of the story from the Pennsylvania area to the Great lakes makes it hard for us to follow some of the other political nuances that Carr has set-up. Particularly having some independent armies follow Kalvan when they are certain to not gain anything by it. All in all, Carr is losing some of the plot for wanting to write a large book.