Empire of Jackals


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Characters you can relate to and a story you will enjoy and never want to put down.

I'm a voracious reader of fantastical stories and this did not disappoint! I strongly recommend this to lovers of military fantasy, military strategy, war, and political intrigue.

I decided to read this book after reading and loving the first book. I was slightly hesitant to read this one because many times the second book in a series does not live up to my expectations and it shatters the connection I have with the story. How happy I was to be proven wrong with this one.

This story follows Marilia and her brother Annuweth. They had been through a lot in Marilia, the Warlord but they had no idea how much there was to come. I'm a believer in putting your characters in situations that are painful, hard and downright abusive because without those hardships, your character will not truly grow. The author did not shy away from this and it made the story better for it.

I found the book to be fast-paced and engaging. The book did a very good job of exploring the themes love, loyalty and duty and the dark sides of tackling all three. This gave the characters a depth to them that made them more realistic.

I loved how we got to see more behind the characters and their motivations. There were old and new side characters in this book that I grew attached to and really enjoyed when they were on page.

The world was well thought out and structured. I enjoyed learning about the people and their cultures and customs. The writing was vivid enough to paint the entire story in my mind's eye without being too descriptive, a trait I sometimes abhor in books but thankfully this did not suffer from it.

I'm an extremely hard reader to please but I can say wholeheartedly that I truly enjoyed this book. It goes without saying that I'm looking forward to the third book in the series.

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I don't remember a time I didn't love reading. So, I suppose it stands to reason why I love writing as well. I prefer curling up with a good book and some pistachio ice-cream to a 'night out on the town'. I enjoy meeting new people but I'm not much of a talker; an affable introvert.

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About the author

After being bombarded with one too many motivational posters, I decided to “shoot for the moon” by pursuing a risky double-major in creative writing and history. I now work as a public-sector lawyer while writing on the side. Join my mailing list at morgancolewriting.com for book updates! view profile

Published on June 20, 2020

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150000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Fantasy

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