From New York Times #1 bestselling creator Leland Myrick, comes the first novel in a new fantasy series, The Kingdom of Graves. A thrilling tale of swords and sorcery, The Ten takes its readers on a wild ride filled with adventure, intrigue, heroism and dark magic. This saga of soldiers and spies crosses the vast Kingdom of Graves as small cult uprisings threaten to spill out into a war that threatens the Kingdom’s foundations and existence.
Sword and magic clash in bloody battles, spies slip through the darkness to dispatch their targets with a silent knife, all in a struggle over control of the most powerful kingdom in the world.STARRED REVIEW. Graphic novelist turned fantasy author Myrick (Feynman, 2011, etc.) releases the first installment of a promising trilogy that trails an elite warrior as he adventures through foreign lands, weaves magic and vanquishes his enemies...Myricks epic tale features assassins, dark priests, blue demons and an Amazon warrior as it chronicles the lives of more than six core characters.
All are uniquely crafted, with intentions to either destroy or save the kingdom. Brief chapters juxtapose longer prose, fueling a high-paced story line that flies from one end of the world to the other. As the author shifts from one point of view to the next, readers slide through a rich mosaic of betrayal, greed, loyalty and honor. Of its manifold strengths, the novel is fluid and full of surprises. Readers will question the characters loyalties to the king as they ponder the mysterious identity of the final member of the Ten.
As the book draws to a close, the final lines are likely to send shivers up readers spines. The author masterfully crafts vivid battle scenes and heart-pounding chases across oceans, over snow-peaked mountains and into city sewers. Neither diehard nor casual fantasy readers will be able to resist this trilogys rousing start. An exemplar of storytelling and character-driven adventure. -- KIRKUS REVIEWS