Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Pick up EMPRESS OF THE FALL for your full-on fix of epic fantasy drama and adventure, politicking and romance, blood and guts and power struggles . . . The Emperor is dead - long live the Empress!
Desperate for the next GAME OF THRONES? Pick up EMPRESS OF THE FALL for your full-on fix of epic fantasy. The Emperor is dead - long live the Empress!
Emperor Constant is dead and his rivals are scrabbling for power - but any misstep could plunge the land, already devastated by the shocking outcome of the Third Crusade, into a calamitous civil war.
The Imperial throne is not the only one in jeopardy. Two brothers, imprisoned veterans of the Crusades, finally return home to find their father's kingdom being plundered - but the price of regaining their birthright will have far-reaching implications for the entire empire.
In the East, Sultan Salim, peacemaker and visionary ruler, faces his greatest challenge as his people demand an invasion of the West in retribution for the Rondian Crusades
And lurking in the darkness, orchestrating both the power struggles and the inevitable conflicts, is a shadowy group threatening to destroy civilisation itself.
Once more, Urte stands on the brink of cataclysm.
Hair is adept at building characters as well as worlds, and his attention to his female players is welcome in a genre that too often excludes them. - Kirkus Reviews
So epic, that it gets you so involved and is such an investment in time and emotion, that there is a little sting of regret that the ending had to come at all - British Fantasy Society on the Moontide Quartet
Promises to recall epic fantasy's finest - Tor.com on the Moontide Quartet
Vivid, dynamic characters and terrific world building . . . Readers of epic fantasy should definitely check out this series - Bibliosanctum on the Moontide Quartet
Represents modern epic fantasy at its best. - Fantasy Book Critic on the Moontide Quartet
The sense of chaos, endless politicking between factions and urge by characters to make sense out of events beyond their control is palpable as the pace becomes more and more frantic - Upcoming4.me on the Moontide Quartet
The writing is crisp, the characters full of vigour and desires which when they become banded together really gives the story something to focus upon as the bonds grow stronger - Falcata Times on the Moontide Quartet
I continue to be impressed by the way Hair takes some very familiar, almost trite, ideas and spins them in a new way. Epic fantasy is not dying my friends, it is just moving in new directions. - Fantasy Review Barn
David Hair is an award-winning writer of fantasy for adult and YA readers. He was born in New Zealand and travelled widely, and after spending time in Britain, then India, he now lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife. The first two books in his epic fantasy saga The Moontide Quartet, Mage's Blood and Scarlet Tides, are also published by Jo Fletcher Books.