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Down Styphon!

(The eighth book in the Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen series)
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Down Styphon! is the eighth and concluding volume of the Kalvan Saga; the story of temporally transplanted Pennsylvania State Trooper, Calvin Morrison, and his war against Styphon's House, a nasty theocracy, started by H. Beam Piper in the novel, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.

After years of war against Great King Kalvan, Styphon's House's control over the Five Great Kingdoms is in jeopardy. In Hos-Bletha there are two great kings and in Hos-Agrys the Prince-Regent's rule is threatened as the Prince reaches his majority. In Hos-Harphax the Great Queen Lavena is taxing her subjects to the breaking point, while in Hos-Zygros Great King Phidestros openly despises Styphon's House. Only in Hos-Ktemnos is there a stable regime, that openly supports Styphon's House.

Nos-Hostigos is at peace for the first time since Kalvan landed on the Aryan-Transpacific, Styphon's House Subsector's time-line. Local threats in the Middle Kingdoms have been neutralized and Styphon's House is busy trying to regain their former strength in the Five Great Kingdoms. Some of the new Great Kings have no love for Styphon's House and its quest for power over the great kings. However, the Fireseed Temple's resources are huge, including large mercantile houses, tobacco and grain monopolies, along with the Great Banking houses. Great Queen Rylla decides that the time has come to reassert Hostigi power and return home to Hos-Hostigos. Not everyone is happy with this turn of events, but Rylla is a force of nature and asserts her will.

Now it's up to Great King Kalvan to find a way to make their return to the Princedom of Hostigos a permanent one. His first task will be to defeat and subdue the Zarthani Knights' great fortress at Tarr-Ceros. If he's successful there, next he will then have to beard Styphon's archpriests in the Holy City of Balph, the very heart of their power and influence.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback

Title: Down Styphon! (Kalvan Saga)
Author(s): John F Carr
ISBN: 0-937912-67-0 / 978-0-937912-67-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pequod Press
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March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Down Styphon! (Kalvan Book 8)
Author(s): John F Carr
Publisher: Pequod Press
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