- Paperback: 286 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 27, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1490460403
- ISBN-13: 978-1490460406
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,259,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pyrrhic Kingdom Paperback – June 27, 2013
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Note: I received this book for free through Groodreads Giveaways.
The book follows a few men who have seen too much and suffered much for duty. They are concerned that their Company is failing and unable to keep up with the spread of evil. There are fewer and fewer agents in the field fighting evil. For this they blame the current president of the Company and plot against him. In the end the man most concerned with the future of the Company ends up killing the leader and takes over. Following the traditional Shakespearian Edger Allen Poe flow the killer feels remorse for killing his leader since Company men should not kill their fellow man. Much like in the play and poetry the killer goes mad; he tries to kill his best and most loyal friend. In the end the killer himself is killed. The friend is then made president of the Company and everything seems to be getting better.
There is a major subplot following the Ladies Katherine or if you were following the Shakespeare terminology the three Crones or Witches. They influence the flow of the story with their prophecies and visions. In the end I suspect they had more of a hand in the plotting and planning of the male Company Men and what they did than what was obvious to the reader. It felt as if they had a desired outcome from their words. At one point I was sure the ladies were working with the dark against the Company or playing both sides against each other. The kind of subplot could almost hold up its own book.
I have rambled on longer than I intended, the book is good and a fast read give it a try.