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Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Kindle Daily Deal - The Mongoliad: Book One for $.99

The Mongoliad: Book One, A much heralded shared historical fantasy (without much fantasy really) by, among others, Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, is today's Kindle Deal of the Day for $.99.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mongoliad-...7524409&sr=8-2

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The first novel to be released in The Foreworld Saga, The Mongoliad: Book One, is an epic-within-an-epic, taking place in 13th century. In it, a small band of warriors and mystics raise their swords to save Europe from a bloodthirsty Mongol invasion. Inspired by their leader (an elder of an order of warrior monks), they embark on a perilous journey and uncover the history of hidden knowledge and conflict among powerful secret societies that had been shaping world events for millennia.

But the saga reaches the modern world via a circuitous route. In the late 19th century, Sir Richard F. Burton, an expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, is approached by a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados about translating a collection of long-lost manuscripts. Burton dies before his work is finished, and his efforts were thought lost until recently rediscovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Trieste, Italy. From this collection of arcana, the incredible tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

Full of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and unflinching battle scenes, The Mongoliad ignites a dangerous quest where willpower and blades are tested and the scope of world-building is redefined.

A note on this edition: The Mongoliad began as a social media experiment, combining serial story-telling with a unique level of interaction between authors and audience during the creative process. Since its original iteration, The Mongoliad has been restructured, edited, and rewritten under the supervision of its authors to create a more cohesive reading experience and will be published as a trilogy of novels. This edition is the definitive edition and is the authors' preferred text.

Reviews:
“This off-beat alternate history of Eurasia could be your new obsession.” –i09.com

“This story is pure adventure, with much swordplay and swashbuckling.” –Kirkus Reviews

“A terrifically engaging book that pulled me along at least as quickly as The Hunger Games. Think Lord of the Rings without all that pesky fantasy…Five frighteningly accurate historical sword fights out of five.” –Fanboy Comics
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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If only I hadn't borrowed it this month .... maybe I'll buy it, anyway..
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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At 99c sounds like it is worth it to me.

Another one off the wishlist!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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Within about 3 seconds of reading the title I'd hit the buy button on Amazon. Thanks for that one!

Stephenson is a guaranteed buy for me.



And here's some karma just to round things off nicely.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:12 AM   #5
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Wow! Thanks for the Karma! As a long-time lurker (since 2005) and infrequent poster, it's nice to get a sudden big boost!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:17 AM   #6
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Yeah - I don't ration my karma very well - far too lazy. I hit the karma button and just fire away. I probably gave you heaps.
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Wow! Thanks for the Karma! As a long-time lurker (since 2005) and infrequent poster, it's nice to get a sudden big boost!
Pretty sure if you are an early spotter of cheap Stephenson books it will go up.

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Got a copy. Can't wait to read it.
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