The time of the elves is over: this is the age of dragons.
This series has a simple premise of nomadic fantasy nations warring over diminishing resources; it has a strong twist with a main character who uncovers a series of game-changing government lies; it combines politics, war and romance into a gripping story.
This is also a bold proposal: our hero may have uncovered the truth, but that doesn't mean he can prove it. If he wants to save his team he may have to abandon them. If he wants to win the girl he'll have to persuade her not to turn her back on him. If he wants to prove the lies, he may have to risk a descent into madness.
And all against a backdrop of a vicious daily war for survival.
Truly excellent heroic fantasy - SciFi Now
The Sergio Leone of the genre - SFX
James Barclay writes with power and pace. Better, he writes novels you want to read again and again - David Gemmell
James Barclay is the author of the Chronicles of the Raven and Legends of the Raven series, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The Raven saga came to a conclusion with the stunning Ravensoul.
He also penned the epic fantasy duology The Ascendants of Estorea and completed an Elves trilogy: Elves: Once Walked With Gods, Elves: Rise of the Tai'Gethen and Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura.
James Barclay lives in Teddington with his wife and two children.
Find out more on his website, www.jamesbarclay.com, or follow @barculator on Twitter.