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The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power. Hard-edged. Inspiring. The Jakirian features gritty, fast-paced action. The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals; ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures. The characters ...more
Paperback, 498 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Pop & Top
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Lucinda
Mar 26, 2014 Lucinda rated it it was amazing
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A highly imaginative, contemporary fantasy/ sword & sorcery that’s action-packed!

SCYTHEMAN is the second novel within The Jakirian Cycle trilogy and sequel to ‘The Calvanni’. Its epic/ heroic fantasy in a world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical, and which encapsulates thrilling sword & sorcery at its best. As a die-hard fan of fantasy fiction I literally devoured this addictive story, which contained spectacular swashbuckling heroes and dynamic swordplay. Amid thrilling tens
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Sarah Briggs
Apr 16, 2014 Sarah Briggs rated it really liked it
(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).

(This review may contain spoilers).

When I first entered to win a copy of this book, I originally thought it was a historical novel set in Ancient Rome. It wasn't until after I'd actually won it that I realised it was a fantasy. Or science fiction. Or a combination of both.

I like books with swords and sorcery in and have done ever since I started reading the Lone Wolf Adventure game books when I was much younger. Although
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Tex Reader
4.0 of 5 stars – A Fantasy Thrill Ride to Save Mankind
(I'm excited to have won this as a Goodreads First Read – so thanks, Chris!)

I love fantasy adventures, and the characters, world and plot in this one fulfilled all I hoped for. They bill it as a combo of Kill Bill and Dune – well I love both and this indeed runs along those lines.

The plot moves along quickly with the buildup of tension and gritty action, and even the world building is intriguing enough to not slow things down. The sword and s
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Dawn Paris
Dec 28, 2013 Dawn Paris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
I really like the characters and storylines here, and the action is good--there are a few style things that bug me, but the story is worth it. I am bummed that I must now save up to buy the third one.
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Chris McMahon is a speculative fiction writer and engineer from Brisbane, Australia.
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Other Books in the Series

The Jakirian Cycle (3 books)
  • The Calvanni (The Jakirian Cycle #1)
  • Sorcerer (The Jakirian Cycle #3)

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