By Neal Stephenson, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo
An untested team of Shield-Brethren initiates stand ahead of the sprawling Mongol military in a bloody circus of sadistic violence, whereas a hardened corporation in their best roam the desolate barren region of the Mongol empire, wrapping their useless in blood-soaked soil and suffering to discover the energy to struggle while they mourn. The warrior-monks, either within the East and the West, sharpen their swords for a last battle.
The Khan of Khans has to be slain if Christendom is to survive.
A sweeping old interpretation of the conflict for Europe opposed to the invading Mongols and their ruthless Khan, The Mongoliad: booklet Three brings the epic adventures of the Shield-Brethren to a brutal and exciting conclusion.
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