Ten years ago, the Kinslayer returned from the darkness. His brutal yorughan armies issued from the pits of the earth, crushing all resistance, leaving burnt earth and corruption behind. With two yorughan companions, she faces fanatics, war criminals and the Kinslayer’s former minions, as the fragile alliances of the War break down into feuding and greed.
The kinslayer may be gone, but he cast a long shadow: one from which she may never truly escape. Tchaikovsky interleaves graphically violent scenes of war with penetrating philosophical insights. The guardian“great pace, compelling characters, some serious ethical arguments to make, and amazing action scenes.
And it’s startlingly fun. Tor. Com. Thrones toppled and cities fell. And then he died. Celestaine—one of the heroes that destroyed him—has tasked herself with correcting the worst excesses of the Kinslayer’s brief reign, bringing light back to a broken world.
Salvation's Fire After the War Book 2
But the kinslayer is dead and now the creation intended to ensure his eternal rule lies abandoned by its makers in the last place in the world that anyone would look for it. Which doesn’t prevent someone finding her by accident. Will the bride return the gods to the world or will she bring the end of days? It all depends on the one who found her, Kula, a broken-hearted little girl with nothing left to lose.
The thrilling new fantasy adventure from the world of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Redemption’s Blade. The tzarkomen necromancers sacrificed a thousand women to create a Bride for the Kinslayer so he would spare them in the war.
Runeblade Saga Omnibus
She has joined his crew when he sailed to the ends of Midgard. And her chance draws near. But what if her only chance for survival is in his hands?On an island where horrors stalk the night, can she trust the murderer?You’ll love this grim omnibus set in the Ragnarok Era because it retells the dark Norse legend of Tyrfing.
Get it now. Includes:days of endless nightdays of Bloody ThronesDays of Frozen HeartsDays of Fading DreamsDays of Broken Oaths. Every runeblade holds a curse. Hervor's sword cannot be sheathed without taking a life. She gladly pays the price to destroy the man who murdered her family. She has tracked him across the land.
Red Sister Book of the Ancestor 1
The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors. A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect.
Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls. At the convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers.
Beneath a dying sun, nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way. It takes ten years to educate a red sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies.
Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire.
The Grey Bastards: A Novel The Lot Lands Book 1
A dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel that reads like Mad Max set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Kirkus reviews starred review jackal and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, but the grey Bastards are Jackal’s sworn brothers, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, fighting at his side in a land where there’s no room for softness.
And once jackal’s in charge—as soon as he can unseat the Bastards’ tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder—there’s a few things they’ll do different. Better. Or at least, that’s the plan. Soon, he’s wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards’ place in it.
In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike—along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they’d give even the heartiest Bastard pause. Finally, jackal must ride to confront a threat that’s lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can—or should--survive.
Delivered with a generous wink to sons of anarchy, the grey bastards is a grimy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, swaggering, pulpy, masterpiece—and a raunchy, cunningly clever adventure that’s like nothing you’ve read before. Praise for the grey bastards“saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel.
Just another day in String City. When the knots tighten, the Cosmos quakes. It’s a tough job being a gumshoe in an interdimensional city full of gods, living concepts and weirder things. I’m going to need more than just luck to solve this one. So i rolled the dice, and now i’m up against the ancient Greek Titans, an interdimensional spider god and a mysterious creature known as the Fool.
The universe is made of string. A simple heist, i thought, but it turned into a race to stop the apocalypse. If i fail, all things—in all realities—could be destroyed. Good thing i’m a stringwalker, able to jump between realities. It started when I was hired to investigate an explosion at a casino.
The Thief Who Pulled On Trouble's Braids Amra Thetys Series Book 1
Time is running out for the small, scarred thief. Mcclung has an impressive ability to write compelling characters and a fast paced and action packed plot that never seems to let up. Speculative book review"There are gods and demons and magic and better yet, it all feels refreshingly original. Elitist book reviews"michael mcclung, who has also written the Sword Monk Saga and the Comes the Conquerer series, writes excellent dialogue that keeps the characters engaging and the story moving forward.
Fantasy-Faction. Thieves don't last long in Lucernis otherwise. But when a fellow rogue and good friend is butchered on the street in a deal gone wrong, she turns her back on burglary and goes after something more precious than treasure: Revenge. Revenge, however, might be hard to come by. Trouble is, amra hasn't got the least clue where the Blade might be.
She needs to find the blade, and soon, or she'll be joining her colleague in a cold grave instead of avenging his death. A nightmare assortment of enemies, including an immortal assassin and a mad sorcerer, believe Amra is in possession of The Blade That Whispers Hate—the legendary, powerful artifact her friend was murdered for—and they'll do anything to take it from her.
Winner of mark lawrence's spfbo 2015-16amra thetys lives by two simple rules—take care of business, and never let it get personal.
Trial by Treason: The Enchanter General, Book Two
Upon reaching town, it only takes a couple of hours for Durwin to realize that they are up against a vast Satanic conspiracy?and his companions may have already fallen into a deadly trap! King henry, receives a muddled warning of a treasonous conspiracy in Lincoln Castle, campaigning in France, his great fortress in the center of England.
His enchanters report that the letter contains both truth and lies, but cannot determine which is which. Putting little stock in the warning, and since the letter includes hints of magic, he sends an eager young knight to lead a troop of men and investigate, Henry orders him to enlist the help of Durwin, the young Saxon whose education he has been financing these last two years.
A burgeoning saxon enchanter confronts a demonic plot against the king in the sequel to Ironfoot, a historical fantasy series set in twelfth century England. Durwin takes an assistant and accompanies the troop to Lincoln, but quickly finds his blossoming abilities as a sage are not warmly received.
The Curse of Chalion
A man broken in body and spirit, cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions.
But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge -- an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous.
. And trap him in a lethal maze of demonic paradox.
The real gabriel reinhardt died six years ago, and in his place is Jonas, one of the millions of clones produced for menial labour by the last descendants of Earth. Forced to aid the pirate keldra’s obsessive campaign against the Worldbreakers in exchange for his life, Jonas discovers that humanity’s last hope might just be found in the very machines that have destroyed it.
Worldbreakers do not think, do not feel and cannot be stopped. Captain gabriel reinhardt’s latest mining mission has been brought to a halt by the arrival of a Worldbreaker, one of the vast alien machines that destroyed Earth and its solar system long ago. As he and his crew flee they are kidnapped by a pirate to be mind-wiped and sold into slavery, a fate worse than death in this shattered universe.
But captain Reinhardt is hiding a secret.
The Tiger and the Wolf Echoes of the Fall Book 1
The killer broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back for retribution. It's a season for omens as priests foresee danger and a darkness falling across the land. The first novel in the echoes of the fall series, the Tiger and the Wolf is an accomplished high fantasy by Adrian Tchaikovsky, and winner of the 2017 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
Clarke award-winning Children of Time. In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. A time of testing and broken laws is near, but what spark will set the world ablaze?Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Continue this sweeping coming-of-age fantasy with The Bear and the Serpent.
Adrian tchaikovsky is also the author of the Arthur C. All can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. However, other tribes also prepare for strife.