The Khanlarians

 

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The Golden Book of Khanlar

Lost in time, Khanlar is a land where Guardians of an Ancient Knowledge face the superstitions, bigotry and dogma of the Priests who have controlled Church and State for more than a millennium.  It is a society where only a few Aristocrats have control of their own destiny, in a land of independent States that are ruled by a handful of hereditary Princes, who continuously compete with each other in an ongoing intrigue of Battles, Treaties and ever changing Alliances.  In the Palaces of Khanlar's many City States the Princes and Bishops who control the lives of all the people, vie with each other in the Art of Excess.  Yet it was not always so . . .

When the flood that was to destroy all of the Ancient World was at it's height, the Goddess Herthe plunged her hands into the ocean and she brought forth Khanlar from the waters.  Then Herthe gathered up her most devoted followers, along with their wives, children and kinfolk and also their servants, slaves and livestock and then she brought them to Khanlar.  And to each of her followers Herthe gave a Nation, telling them to rule the people therein in her name and to her honor for all time.  So did Herthe create the land of Khanlar and populate the Nations. . . 


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A Novel by John H. Hathaway-Bates

Table of Contents

    

CHAPTER 1 – THE SURVIVOR

CHAPTER 2 - HAVOR'S HOLDING

 Recuperation

The Simple Life

The End of the World and Beyond

Lost in the Backwoods

CHAPTER 3 - PRIEST OF PRIESTS

 Ruler of the Known World

Controlled Anarchy  

CHAPTER 4 -THE RENEWING

The Wife of a Charcoal Maker

 CHAPTER 5 – THE BUYER

 CHAPTER 6 – THE LEAVING

 The End of Tranquility

 CHAPTER 7 – TAKING THE POWER

 Council of War

 CHAPTER 8 – MANATOR THE GUARDIAN

 Manator's Tale

City of Dismay

From Shame to Respectability

The Arrow

 CHAPTER 9 – TO CHANGE HISTORY

 The Last Prince of the Royal Blood

 CHAPTER 10  - . . AND IF THERE WERE NO GODS

 A Just Code

If Not Yourself , Then Who 

The Ancient Game of Khanlar

An Ancient Knowledge

A Journey Abroad

The Khan's Guard

A Miracle at Kiba

A Quiet Garden

CHAPTER 11 – REBIRTH OF THE BROTHERHOOD

 A Mean City

The Prince of Atare

CHAPTER 12 – HISTORIES OF UNKNOWN PEOPLE

 A New Order of Things

Karidan the Farmer

Jakrin the Tailor

Hatren's Wagon

Preparing to be the Khan

A Great and Honorable Cause

Before the Storm 

CHAPTER 13 - PRINCE, PRIEST OR FOOL

 Creating the Base

A New and Better Future

And the Legions Build

Where Stands a Wife at the Start of a Campaign?

 CHAPTER 14 – SECRET PASSAGE

 A Worldly Agent

A Different World

A Merchant Prince

The Monks of Mansa

The Village of Grandar

The Most Beautiful City on Earth

A Holy Battle Plan

 CHAPTER 15 – INVASION

 Absence Intensifies Change‚

The Paradox of a True and Trusting Life

A New Order of Things

A Life Without Recognition

Who Wears the Crown

Embarkation

 CHAPTER 16 – ESCAPE FROM DESPAIR

 Imperial Confusion

Victory Eases Further Victory

Garrison

The Surrender of Goja

CHAPTER 17 – LITTLE STORIES

 Iregana Matek, Citizen of Vanzor

The Apostle Jiranir

General Jarandar

Jilitar the Stone Mason

Parsis the Slave

Liana the Beggar Girl

The Romance of Spring and Autumn

Tomak the Warrior

All Debts are Tallied

Outlaw and Aristocrat

 CHAPTER 18 – WAITING FOR WAR

 A Future is Made Not Won

Tactics

Nature Bows to No Man

Double Bluff

Night March

Someone Always Loses

 CHAPTER 19 – BUILDING THE PEACE

 Satisfaction is the Greatest Prize of Victory

The Meeting

A Fall from Grace

There are None so Blind as the Uninformed

The Treaty of Kitania

 CHAPTER 20 – LIFE NEEDS TO BE LIVED

 The Director General

The Feeding of an Empire

Willamir the Game Warden

Lamor Jazerian„ The Policeman

The Bargee

Malinda's Downfall

 CHAPTER 21 – BALANCE AND COUNTERBALANCE 

From Grace to Damnation is but One Step

The Grand Ball

From a Woman's Point of View

A Mentor's Advice

Counter Attack

The Outlaw Brigade

The War Room

Fate Sometimes Laughs

Right Place, Wrong Time

Enemies Sometimes Look Like Friends

Prayers and War Cries

A Soldier's Best Friend is Luck

Sometimes the Gods Sleep

Beyond Understanding and Forgiveness

CHAPTER 22 - CONSOLIDATION

 Retribution

Tarigan the Shepherd

Sergeant Brador

Farigor's Orchard

Prince Gregorian of Atare

Battle Play

 CHAPTER 23 - RETRIBUTION

 The Herald of Khanlar

The End of an Era

Confinement on Pazor

The Khan's Council

Never Underestimate the Power of Vengeance

Power is Only of the Moment

 CHAPTER 24 – THE NEW ORDER

 Epilogue or Prologue

A New and Uncharted Future

 

  Copyright  John H. Hathaway-Bates - 2000 - Beverly Hills, California USA