The Tears of Ishtar

The Tears of Ishtar An ancient evil an immortal warrior From the sands and cities of the ancient middle east comes an epic story of bloodshed love and betrayal Award winning fantasy author Michael Ehart spins a tale tha

  • Title: The Tears of Ishtar
  • Author: Michael Ehart Michael Miko Mikolajczyk
  • ISBN: 9781936021123
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • An ancient evil an immortal warrior From the sands and cities of the ancient middle east comes an epic story of bloodshed, love and betrayal Award winning fantasy author Michael Ehart spins a tale that echoes with the blood and thunder of the golden age Bound by an ancient curse, serving her master in bitter unwillingness, the Servant of the Manthycore must lure thAn ancient evil an immortal warrior From the sands and cities of the ancient middle east comes an epic story of bloodshed, love and betrayal Award winning fantasy author Michael Ehart spins a tale that echoes with the blood and thunder of the golden age Bound by an ancient curse, serving her master in bitter unwillingness, the Servant of the Manthycore must lure the greedy, the unsuspecting and the unwary into the desert to feed the insatiable beast to whom she is bound Centuries of combat and murder have made her a swordswoman whispered of in the marketplaces, feared in the back alleys and sung about by the campfires of the caravans The passing centuries of betrayal and death have stolen her humanity and even her name, leaving only a glimmer of who she once was Her only hope is to someday meet a greater warrior than she, and so be freed Striding across the background of civilization in its youth, in the time of the first great heroes and the cities they built, she becomes than a woman, and as her legend grows so does her determination to someday be free of the great beast who she serves Goddesses, bandits, soldiers and kings fall beneath her sword as she fights her way to discover a path to freedom Fantasy legend Michael Moorcock raves Michael Ehart is an impressive talent And reviewers from all over the world agree that the Servant of the Manthycore is one of the great characters of modern heroic fantasy The Tears of Ishtar brings together her entire saga in one blood soaked, thrilling novel that will have your pulse pounding from the very first page Beautifully illustrated by renowned Sword and Sorcery artist Miko, and encased within a stunning, original cover by Johnney Perkins, this will be one novel you won t want to put down

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    1. I have always been a fan of good quality Swords and Sorcery stories. Robert Howard started that with his Kull and Conan stories. The genre continued with Lin Carter's Throngor tales, Michael Moorcock's Stormbringer sagas, and -- unfortunately - it then often deteriorated into generic rubbish written by people who didn't understand the basics of what they were writing.What was that? Well, for one thing, that straightforward doesn't mean dumb or ineffective -- unless you're writing a parody of the [...]

    2. Based on Babylonian myth, this book tells the story of Ninshi. Her lover is held prisoner by the Manthycore, a beast that eats men. Ninshi must keep luring people for the Manthycore as she searches for a way to free herself and her lover from the curse. I enjoyed this sword and sorcery tale. The fights do become a bit repetitious, but I was engrossed in Ninshi's character enough that I wanted to know how she resolved things. She is on a quest to find the Tears of Ishtar, a set of rubies with mag [...]

    3. Endeavour award read, no way I'd have picked this up by choice. That said, it was not as bad as I expected. Basically a Conan-style tale inspired by Babylonian-ish mythology. Lots of killing, a quest that doesn't quite make sense. 2.5 of 5.

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