The Grand Design

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Bantam Books, 2001 - Fiction - 785 pages
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From John Marco comes the epic sequel to his thrilling debut military fantasy, The Jackel of Nar. An infamous warrior is once again caught between two irrexixtible forces, and his choice may change the world...

Prince Richius Vantran, the Jackal of Nar, has fled into exile. Meanwhile, Nar has exploded in civil war. The conflict is being waged between the religious fanatics of Bishop Herrith, who follow the Light of God, and the ruthless followers of Count Biagio and his Black Renaissance. As the terrifying slaughter mounts, fueled by the development of hideous new war machines, Vantran is offered a chance to ally with a third faction and take his revenge against his ancient enemy Biagio.

But Biagio, a master of deception and intrigue, has a grand design to gain total power that involves luring Vantran's new allies into a deadly trap. As for Vantran, Biagio has a special punishment: to strike the warrior-prince's only weakness...Vantran's innocent daughter. And Vantran himself will unwittingly seal the young girl's fate.

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User Review  - rdjanssen - LibraryThing

John Marco has truely outdone himself! THE GRAND DESIGN is an outstanding sequel to his first book THE JACKAL OF NAR. It isn't very often that the sequel is better than the original, but John has done ... Read full review

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User Review  - StefanY - LibraryThing

Possible spoilers - You may not want to read if you haven't read The Jackal of Nar This was a fantastic work by John Marco that only improves upon the solid foundation built in his first novel. In The ... Read full review

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The Jackal of Nar was John Marco's first novel. He lives with his wife in Kings Park, New York, where he is at work on the third book of Tyrants and Kings.

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