An original and unusual retelling of the Arthurian legend, set in London as you've never seen it before: a place with electricity for blood, lit by a thousand neon lights, by the acclaimed author of The Graces.
Power always wins.
Imagine Camelot but in Gotham: a city where Arthurian knights are the celebrities of the day, riding on motorbikes instead of horses and competing in televised fights for fame and money.
'Arthurian legend meets urban fantasy in a brilliant, bloody wild ride' Jay Kristoff, Sunday Times bestselling author of Aurora Burning
Imagine a city where a young, magic-touched bastard astonishes everyone by becoming king - albeit with extreme reluctance - and a girl with a secret past trains to become a knight for the sole purpose of vengeance.
The boldest, smartest, most adventurous fantasy I've read in ages' Krystal Sutherland, author of Our Chemical Hearts
Imagine a city where magic is illegal but everywhere, in its underground bars, its back-alley soothsayers - and in the people who have to hide what they are for fear of being tattooed and persecuted.
Imagine a city where electricity is money, power the only game worth playing, and violence the most fervently worshipped religion.
'King Arthur as you've never seen him before. The coolest thing you'll read this year' Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree
In this dark, chaotic, alluring place, any dream can come true if you want it hard enough - and if you are prepared to do some very, very bad things to get it . . .
This is an outstandingly well-crafted and absorbing urban/epic/alt-reality/mythic fantasy read - JULIET MCKENNA, author of the No.1 bestselling The Green Man's Heir
Arthurian legend meets urban fantasy in a brilliant, bloody wild ride - JAY KRISTOFF, No.1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author
King Arthur as you've never seen him before. Eve doesn't just capture lightning, but commands it, in a riveting tragedy of blood and desire. A masterwork of urban fantasy - and the coolest thing you'll read this year - SAMANTHA SHANNON, author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree
The screaming neon of Bladerunner meets the medieval steel of Arthurian legend in a world that's dizzying in scope and imagination. The boldest, smartest, most adventurous fantasy I've read in ages - and it's really f**ing fun - KRYSTAL SUTHERLAND, author of Our Chemical Hearts [movie out this year!]
This rocks! - FANTASY BOOK CRITIC
Prepare for a politically charged, addictive read
- THE FANTASY HIVE
Blackheart Knights takes these familiar stories and makes them into something that is new and inventive - a gritty, grimdark take on a futuristic London. Well-written, compelling and packaged in a way that keeps the reader guessing. Think of this as an old-school thrash metal gig like Slayer or Metallica at their heyday - loud, fast, fun and satisfying as f*** - GRIMDARK MAGAZINE
Fun, gritty and imaginative twist on an Arthurian legend, it's an urban fantasy retelling where knights ride bikes rather than horses and compete in gruesome fights in an attempt to win money and fame. I haven't read anything like Blackheart Knights previously and I don't think I ever will again, it's a very unique contemporary take on a well-loved tale - LIBRARY LOOTER
Laure Eve is the author of critically acclaimed fantasy duologies The Graces and The Curses, and Fearsome Dreamer and The Illusionists. A British-French hybrid, she was born in Paris and grew up in Cornwall, a land suffused with myth and legend. She speaks English and French, and can hold a vague conversation, usually about food, in Greek. She is very English about comedy and very French about cheese. Selling comic books in foreign languages, loosing a variety of blood-curdling screams into a recording booth and striking odd poses as an artist's model are just some of the things she has done for a living.