The first in a breathtaking and brutal and epic fantasy quartet about an empire at war and three warriors caught up in the storm
'A visceral, intriguing, intense and emotionally charged ride . . . I'd strongly recommend this bloody and bold tale to fans of Mark Lawrence [and] George R. R. Martin'
WAR BUILT THE KISIAN EMPIRE. WAR WILL TEAR IT DOWN.
Fifteen years after rebels stormed the streets, Kisia is still divided. Only the firm hand of the god-emperor holds the kingdom together. But when a shocking betrayal destroys a tense alliance with neighboring Chiltae, all that has been won comes crashing down.
In Kisia, Princess Miko T'sai is a prisoner in her own castle. She dreams of claiming her empire, but the path to power could rip it, and her family, asunder.
In Chiltae, assassin Cassandra Marius is plagued by the voices of the dead. Desperate, she accepts a contract that promises to reward her with a cure if she helps an empire fall.
And on the border between nations, Captain Rah e'Torin and his warriors are exiles forced to fight in a foreign war or die.
As an empire dies, three warriors will rise. They must ride the storm or drown in its blood.
'Breathtakingly triumphant . . . it has become one of my favourite books of all time'
'Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for a hell of a ride' Fantasy Book Critic
'Complex and immersive . . . doesn't let go until the final electrifying pages' Fantasy Book Review
A visceral, intriguing, intense and emotionally charged ride. I cannot wait to see where the next book takes us and eagerly await its arrival. I'd strongly recommend this bloody and bold tale to fans of Mark Lawrence [and] George R. R. Martin
Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for a hell of a ride
Breathtakingly triumphant . . . it has become one of my favourite books of all time . . . a gripping, evocative hurricane of emotions that constantly took my breath away
Madson has crafted a complex and immersive story that catapults the reader through a gripping series of adventures and doesn't let go until the final electrifying pages
Intricate, compelling and vividly imagined, this is the first in a new trilogy that I am hugely excited about. Visceral battles, complex politics and fascinating worldbuilding bring Devin's words to life