By John F. Carr
Nice Kings' conflict, the approved sequel to H. Beam Piper's vintage novel, was once first released in paperback in 1985 through Ace Books. This version is a Ltd. variation caliber hardcover of significant Kings' warfare, the lengthy awaited sequel to H. Beam Piper's Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen and chronicles the additional adventures of Calvin Morrison, Pennsylvania country Policeman-forcibly retired. This re-creation is revised and improved (over 30%) through the authors with new maps, together with Hostigos city, Hostigos and the 5 Kingdoms, and a brand new dramatis personae. Calvin Morrison was once a high-quality cop in Pennsylvania-until he used to be scooped up by way of the cross-time flying saucer and transported to Styphon's condo Subsector, a sixteenth Century similar parallel time-line. right here the Indo-Aryan invasions went east throughout Asia and down the Aleutian Islands into North the USA, the place they've got stagnated for millions of years. Dropped off into the center of a neighborhood dispute, Corporal Calvin Morrison comes nose to nose with warriors armed with pikes and broadswords, now not petty criminals. Lord Kalvan, because the locals name him, transforms the petty Princedom of Hostigos right into a fearsome warrior state by way of encouraged management and complex army wisdom. And, now, after having created and stored his new state of Hos-Hostigos from destruction by way of Styphon's apartment, a tyrannical theocracy that holds sacred the key formulation for gunpowder, Kalvan, now nice King of Hos-Hostigos, faces his maximum challenge-keeping what he has gained. The Holy Host of Styphon and the Royal military of Hos-Harphax, of the best armies within the heritage of the 5 Kingdoms, are at the circulation and Kalvan will once more need to name upon his wisdom of army historical past to save lots of his friends and family. This time it really is own!