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Carthage Ascendant (Book of Ash #2)

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There Is More Than One History Of The World

In a brutal age of bloodshed and miracles where dark sorcery has extinguished the sun, the fate of Western Europe, Africa--and perhaps all the world--rests in the hands of a warrior woman named Ash.

The undefeated legions that are the army of Carthage rampage across the kingdoms of Europe. Beneath a sunless sky, Burgundy alone sta

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Mass Market Paperback, 422 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Eos (first published 2000)
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Inara
Title in German:
Die Legende von Ash 2. Der Aufstieg Karthagos

In this second part of the history of Ash our heroine is deported as a prisoner to Carthage her birth place. There she meets Amir Leofric her "father" whose family has tried to breed for generations a being with the ability to get in mental touch with the Stone Golem a kind of tactical computer. Not only in the conquered countries but even in Carthage itself darkness and cold prevails and Ash learns step by step that behind the enemy a
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Nicolas
Bon,
il faut être honnête, commencons par le dire tout de suite : ce second tome est légèrement inférieur au premier.
D'abord, il commence par une première partie difficile à vendre pour un auteur : toute une phase dans les prisons carthaginoises, qui ne sont en fait qu'un ensemble de cellules, identiques à toutes les cellules de tous les romans de toute l'histoire de l'humanité.
Difficile, donc.
Heureusement, au bout d'un moment, les choses évoluent, d'abord en douceur avec les discussions de Cendr
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Kim Headlee
Jun 27, 2013 Kim Headlee rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Charlie Brown of "Peanuts" (tm) fame will never get to kick Lucy's football, but for pithy profundity he remains unsurpassed by his pen-and-ink peers. Charlie Brown once lamented that there's no heavier burden than having great potential, an astute observation that proves too often true. Carthage Ascendant all but collapses under the weight of unrealized potential.

In a brutal age of bloodshed and miracles, in which sorcery extinguished the sun, the fate of Europe, Africa and perhaps the entire
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Vincent
Feb 24, 2009 Vincent rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fantastique
Ce second volume est meilleur que le premier. La dimension militaire perd un peu de son importance pour se concentrer un peu plus sur le personnage de Cendres et ses origines. D'ailleurs Mary Gentle, ayant laissé le lecteur plein de questions à la fin du premier tome arrive à y répondre progressivement tout en gardant la cohérence du récit. Bien sûr, nous sommes amené à nous en poser d'autre, mais j'aime beaucoup ne pas avoir un GRAND mystère qui nous aurait suivi pendant les 4 ou 5 tomes de la ...more
Hollie Parrish
Nov 11, 2012 Hollie Parrish rated it liked it
Good start, gets a little odd when the book goes from medieval fantasy to Sci-Fi but still an interesting story with an empowering heroine.
Ron
I finished the volume and stopped reading the series. The author failed to keep my interest.
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Mary Gentle's first published novel was Hawk in Silver (1977), a young-adult fantasy. She came to prominence with the Orthe duology, which consists of Golden Witchbreed (1983) and Ancient Light (1987).

The novels Rats and Gargoyles (1990), The Architecture of Desire (1991), and Left to His Own Devices (1994), together with several short stories, form a loosely linked series
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