A breakthrough adult fantasy for an internationally published, Smarties award nominated author.
A richly textured, darkly evocative fantasy set in a beautifully realised fantasy world, the Saramyr trilogy tells the story of an empire that rules over a land being overwhelmed by evil.
An evil that comes from within the empire's centre, a sect of magicians close to the throne intent on killing any child born with magical powers. But now the empress has given birth to just such a child and revolution is brewing.
Akin to the works of Robin Hobb, this is a hugely involving fantasy set in a world with an enticing oriental flavour.
Chris Wooding has already signed his first Hollywood film deal and won several awards for his writing. He is the author of, amongst others, the Broken Sky series, which has sold over 200,000 copies in the US alone, and The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, which won the Silver Smarties award. He has travelled extensively, plays bass and guitar and has recorded several albums with various bands and toured in Europe. His books have been published all over the world and translated into 19 languages, and his Braided Path trilogy for Gollancz was a critical and international success. He is currently working on two movies with a top Hollywood director. His Ketty Jay novels are critical and international hits.