GAME OF THRONES meets GLADIATOR in this gripping, action-packed epic fantasy debut set in a brutal world of war, dark magic and dragons.
'A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, THE RAGE OF DRAGONSTAKES classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist' Anna Stephens, author of GODBLIND
The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for almost two hundred years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.
Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war.
Young and gift-less, Tau Tafari wants more than this, but his plans of escape are destroyed when those closest to him are brutally murdered.
With too few Gifted left the Omehi are facing genocide, but Tau cares only for revenge. Following an unthinkable path, he will strive to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times, all for the chance to kill three of his own people.
'Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read' Anna Smith Spark, author of THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES
'Evan Winters' battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces' David Dalglish, author of A DANCE OF CLOAKS
'Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder' Micah Yongo, author of LOST GODS
Born in England to South American parents, Evan Winter was raised in Africa near the historical territory of his Xhosa ancestors. Evan has always loved fantasy novels, but when his son was born, he realized that there weren't many epic fantasy novels featuring characters who looked like him. So, before he ran out of time, he started writing them.