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ISBN: 0451459563
Author: Dan Chernenko
Language: English
Publisher: Roc Trade; First Edition edition (April 6, 2004)
Pages: 448
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.4
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Chernenko Da. he Chernagor Pirates by Dan Chernenko CHAPTER ONE Not for the first time-not for the hundredth . It had housed the Scepter of Mercy, once the great talisman of the Kings of Avornis, for four centuries. All efforts to reclaim the Scepter had failed, most of them horribly.

Chernenko Da. he Chernagor Pirates by Dan Chernenko CHAPTER ONE Not for the first time-not for the hundredth, either-King Lanius wondered what it would be like to rule Avornis. His ancestors for a dozen generations had been kings. He, on the other han. e, on the other hand, sighed and went on poking through the royal archives. Avornis was a proud and ancient kingdom. Maybe some clue in Prusa-that-was would yield a key to Yozgat.

The Scepter of Mercy series has been very entertaining This is the second of the three "Scepter of Mercy" books, which are. 1) The Bastard King 2) The Chernagor Pirates 3) The Scepter's Return

The Scepter of Mercy series has been very entertaining. Although I don't usually like reading stories of war/fighting, it was so relevant to the story, it was a necessity. This is the second of the three "Scepter of Mercy" books, which are. 1) The Bastard King 2) The Chernagor Pirates 3) The Scepter's Return. Although he used the pen-name Dan Chernenko, these books were actually written by Harry Turtledove. Apparently he felt the books were different from his usual subject matter and wanted to see the reaction they would get without his name.

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Author: Dan Chernenko. With the barbarous, nomadic Menteshe in the south holding the Scepter of Mercy-and civil war raging among the Chernagor city-states in the north-Avornis finds itself threatened on two fronts

Author: Dan Chernenko. Publisher: Roc, 2004. With the barbarous, nomadic Menteshe in the south holding the Scepter of Mercy-and civil war raging among the Chernagor city-states in the north-Avornis finds itself threatened on two fronts. King Grus and his army are in the land of the Chernagors, hoping to quell the trouble-without becoming bogged down in a protracted war. Grus may be able to form an alliance against the Mentesh. hen again, it could be an inescapable trap. But the longer the kings go without acting on their dream of retaking the Scepter of Mercy, the greater the advantage the Banished One gains.

The Chernagor Pirates book. Turtledove has been dubbed "The Dan Chernenko is a pseudonym used by Harry Turtledove for the The Scepter of Mercy Trilogy

The Chernagor Pirates book. Turtledove has been dubbed "The Dan Chernenko is a pseudonym used by Harry Turtledove for the The Scepter of Mercy Trilogy. Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American novelist, who has produced works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a P. in Byzantine history in 1977. Turtledove has been dubbed "The Master of Alternate History".

The Chernagor Pirates Book Two : Scepter of Mercy. Part of the Scepter of Mercy ( Series and Scepter of Mercy ( Series).

In the second book of The Scepter of Mercy, the troubled, dual reign of Kings Lanius and Grus is threatened by civil war in the north and the half-mindless . Kings Grus and king Lanius.

In the second book of The Scepter of Mercy, the troubled, dual reign of Kings Lanius and Grus is threatened by civil war in the north and the half-mindless thralldom of the Menteshe to the sout. ore.

The Scepter of Mercy, Harry Turtledove’s epic fantasy trilogy, continues with The Chernagor Pirates, the second volume in an adventure that pits man against .

The Scepter of Mercy, Harry Turtledove’s epic fantasy trilogy, continues with The Chernagor Pirates, the second volume in an adventure that pits man against man, and man against immortal. Originally penned under the pseudonym Dan Chernenko, it is an unforgettable tale that demonstrates the unparalleled creativity and unique storytelling prowess of the Hugo Award–winning master world-builder. Sci-fi & Fantasy Fiction Epic Fantasy Sagas.

In the second volume in The Scepter of Mercy trilogy, the troubled dual reign of Lanius and Grus is threatened by the onslaught of civil war in the north, and the thralldom of the Menteshe in the south, as the two kings race against time to reclaim the Scepter before the Banished One can unleash his vengeance on the kingdom. Original. 12,000 first printing.

Comments:

Feri
If you want to read this be sure you've read the Scepter of Mercy which is the first one of this series. Turtledove is absolutely one of the best writers out there. This series draws heavily on his knowledge of Byzantine history for which he earned a Ph.D. The characters are well developed - no cookie cutter heroes here. The pace is deliberate, solutions in real life take time and he conveys this very well. This whole series is classical Turtledove, so if you've been somewhat disappointed with his Yellowstone volcano tales or even the War the Came Early series this is the style I came to appreciate years ago. Since he wrote this series under another name I didn't read them when they first came out over a decade ago. Well worth the read.
Mr_Mix
The Scepter of Mercy series has been very entertaining. Although I don't usually like reading stories of war/fighting, it was so relevant to the story, it was a necessity. I believe I enjoyed Book 1 more than Book 2, but am so hooked now that I recently ordered Book 3. Eagerly awaiting its arrival in the mail. Chernenko has left so many mysteries flowing throughout the saga, and I am looking forward to having all the loose ends tied in the final story.

The Scepter of Mercy may not be the masterpiece that George R. R. Martins, Song of Ice and Fire is, but then again it is a much shorter/easier to read story---and certainly along the same lines.

Overall, worth the read. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books and am excited to get started on the final show down between Grus, Lanius and The Banished One!
Blackbrand
This is the second of the three "Scepter of Mercy" books, which are

1) The Bastard King
2) The Chernagor Pirates
3) The Scepter's Return

Although he used the pen-name Dan Chernenko, these books were actually written by Harry Turtledove. Apparently he felt the books were different from his usual subject matter and wanted to see the reaction they would get without his name. The most recent printings actually do have his name on the cover, followed by "writing as Dan Chernenko".

In the first volume, unusual political manouvers resulted in the unusual situation where the Kingdom of Avornis had two kings at the same time: King Lanius, descended from a long line of kings, and King Grus, son of a guardsman.

The Kingdom of Avornis is beset by enemies on all sides, particularly by barbarians to the south, in territory ruled by the immortal "Banished one" who used to be a God before the other Gods expelled him from heaven. Though this information was deliberately forgotten centuries ago, King Lanius has discovered that the Banished one was previously worshipped as Milvano, the principal god.

While there is strong rivalry between Lanius and Grus, neither wants to tear the country apart in civil war when they have so many dangerous enemies: both would like to get the Scepter of Mercy back from the Banished one. But first they have to deal with the pirates who are attacking the northern borders of Avornis.

Strongly recommended. This series does have both the strengths and weaknesses of many of Harry Turtledove's books. For example, there is a strong storyline, well crafted and believable characters - but he does tend to repeat things an awful lot. If you can put up with that minor flaw you will greatly enjoy this trilogy.
Blackworm
I really wanted to like this book. I expected something like Robert Silverberg's "Majipoor Chronicles", but "Chernagor Pirates" didn't measure up. One of Chernenko's plot devices - cutting back and forth between story lines every two or three pages - could have been very clever, but in this execution it sabotages the book. Instead of building narrative tension it breaks the momentum altogether. Perhaps this is because one of the story lines focuses on King Lanius who doesn't really do much except go to the archives, play with his "moncats" and fool around a bit. But in the other story line even King Grus's battles seem to lack dramatic tension, except for the first one.
Another problem is that the book contains several plot threads that never go anywhere. The repetitive escapes of a "moncat" named Pouncer and Lanius's several hunting trips, for example, present multiple opportunities for surprise developments related to the main story line but in fact yield none. These digressions, therefore, contribute nothing to plot or character development.
The way the author voices his main characters' endless ruminations is especially annoying. And each time one of the characters serves up an ironic remark the author explains to the reader that the remark was ironic, sometimes using several sentences where one would do. As a result banter becomes wooden.
After a while I found myself skipping great chunks of dialogue to get to page 456 (the end). I conclude that what this book needs is a ruthless copy editor to discard much of the gratuitous digression and reintegrate the narrative lines. In short, this would make a much better 200 page book.

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