The Undead Hordes of Kangul

The Undead Hordes of Kangul

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by Jon F. Merz
     
 

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Ninjas and zombies! Book 1 in a new series, the Shadow Warrior saga. A young ninja in a fantastic land of dreams and nightmares must face an army of zombies to save a beautiful sorceress.

Book One in an exciting new series, the Shadow Warrior saga.

In the fog-enshrouded peaks of the island nation of Nehan, Ran, a newly-minted shadow warrior is set loose on a

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Ninjas and zombies! Book 1 in a new series, the Shadow Warrior saga. A young ninja in a fantastic land of dreams and nightmares must face an army of zombies to save a beautiful sorceress.

Book One in an exciting new series, the Shadow Warrior saga.

In the fog-enshrouded peaks of the island nation of Nehan, Ran, a newly-minted shadow warrior is set loose on a musha shugyo, a wandering quest, whereby he must travel alone and hone his skills. Journeying aboard a merchant vessel, Ran hears tales of a mysterious lord believed to have the dead for his servants.

Soon these tales prove all too real as Ran comes to the aid of Jysal, a beautiful sorceress, whose undeveloped power gives her the ability to heal a land — or destroy it. But the Lord Kan-Gul also covets Jysal's power. And when Kan-Gul sends a army of the undead to take Jysal by force, Ran is faced with the ultimate warrior's choice: save himself, or face down a horde of enemies that cannot be killed for the simple reason that they are already dead!

About The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul:
"Merz keeps the action uptempo and the swordplay fast and furious. The cover is no doubt eye catching, but the thrills inside are just as enchanting. A real winner."—Examiner.com

About Jon F. Merz:
"Jon F. Merz's novels move at a break-neck pace, twisting through a landscape of thrills and terror." — Douglas Clegg, best selling author of The Infinite

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Publishers Weekly
Merz (the Vampire Lawson Series) establishes his new Asian-flavored Shadow Warrior series in a generic, overly serious tale. Ran, a young shadow warrior, tries out his skills in the real world after being shipwrecked with an unlikely set of companions: fat merchant Vargul; Kancho, an old honor-bound Murai warrior; Malkyr, the ship’s disagreeable captain; Jysal, a beautiful untrained sorceress; and Neviah, Jysal’s proud and competent protector. They soon discover that their arrival has been orchestrated so that the sorcerer Kan-Gul, who has raised an army of soul-eating zombies, can forcibly marry Jysal and take her power. Borrowing from horror plotting as much as from fantasy, Merz progressively kills off everyone except for the couple he will take to the next book. Stereotyped relationships between men and women yield annoying character interactions. The fighting is standard uncanny warrior fare and the magic a mess of handwaving, mumbling, and orbs of light. The story lacks both the sense of fun and the respect for Asian cultures that a ninjas-vs.-zombies tale deserves. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451639162
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

John F. Merz grew up a reader and explorer in Boston, Massachusetts. After college and stint in the Air Force, Merz worked in private security, handling a wide array of assignments including executive protection and corporate investigations. In 1998, he left the corporate world behind and became a full-time writer. His works include the Jake Thunder and Lawson Vampire series.

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