The lights are going out all over Britain: this stunning, controversial near-future fantasy is the sequel to the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning BOLD AS LOVE
The BOLD AS LOVE series is a world of daring, dread and enchantment, a world that could almost be ours: a brilliant combination of myth, magic and pop culture.
Ax Preston, Sage Pender and Fiorinda, charismatic leaders of the Rock-n-Roll Reich, have beaten the cascade of disasters that followed the collapse of the former United Kingdom. Now they have to find some resolution to the impossible dynamics of their own relationship, while the world keeps falling apart. There are fearsome things going on in England's rural hinterland, and in Continental Europe the green nazis are planning a final solution to desperate environmental damage. But there's nothing the Triumvirate can't handle - until Fiorinda's father, a monster of the kind the world has never before known, reaches out to reclaim his magical child, the flower-bride.
And that's when darkness falls over Ax's England . . .
Harrowing . . . enchanting - a dark fairy tale with an epic sweep, set in a world very like our own.
Her first novel was excellent . . . Castles Made of Sand is even better - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
One of Britain's most brilliant sci-fi writers - Guardian
A highly original and memorable voice, which isn't quite like that of anyone else in SF - Locus
Gwyneth Jones lives in Brighton with her husband and son. She won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for BOLD AS LOVE; CASTLES MADE OF SAND was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award. She is the previous winner of the James Tiptree Memorial Award and two World Fantasy Awards; four of her previous books have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award