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Bane of a Nation

Bane of a Nation

ISBN-13: 9781793916358
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The country of Vehymen is plunged into turmoil after a magistrate is murdered in cold-blood. The Raurs and Mesals war with each other, fueled by centuries of ethnic hatred, as the congregation manipulates both into doing their bidding. As the battles rage on, a plague wreaks havoc on the soldiers, festering in their veins, and its only treatment is syrnel, a chemical secreted during moments of great fear and pain. Thousands of men, women, and children are slaughtered as their nation splinters into smaller and smaller factions. Behind the bloodshed are conflicts of caste and creed, of race and culture, and of greed and envy. It's the end of one age and the beginning of another. Gunpowder replaces swords and maces in the hands of all but the most skilled warriors. Bane of a Nation tells the story of a civil war through the eyes of different characters, from the poor and subaltern to the rich politicians who lead them into battle. The story uniquely blends motifs from world literature, pulling inspiration from Nobel Prize winners in Asia and from unheard of authors in Western Africa. It explores the roles of ethnicity, class, religion, and tradition and how every factor of society shapes its outcome.

  • | Author: A. J. Burns
  • | Publisher: Independently published
  • | Publication Date: Jan 14, 2019
  • | Number of Pages: 438 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1793916357
  • | ISBN-13: 9781793916358
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