What is the price of power - and more importantly, is it one Tomas Piety is willing to pay? The new grimdark bestseller from 'An author at the top of his game' Grimdark Magazine
Gangster, soldier, priest. Queen's Man. Governor.
'If you haven't yet picked up this riveting and unique series, I highly recommend you do' Fantasy Book Critic
Tomas Piety has everything he ever wanted. In public he's a wealthy, highly respected businessman, happily married to a beautiful woman and governor of his home city of Ellinburg. In private, he's no longer a gang lord, head of the Pious Men, but one of the Queen's Men, invisible and officially non-existent, working in secret to protect his country.
The queen's sudden death sees him summoned him back to the capital - where he discovers his boss, Dieter Vogel, Provost Marshal of the Queen's Men, is busy tightening his stranglehold on the country.
Just as he once fought for his Pious Men, Tomas must now bend all his wit and hard-won wisdom to protect his queen - even when he can't always tell if he's on the right side.
Tomas has started to ask himself, what is the price of power? And more importantly, is it one he is willing to pay?
'If you like your fantasy with a side of dark and gritty, you won't want to miss this' CHRISTINA HENRY, bestselling author of The Girl in Red on Priest of Lies
If you like your fantasy with a side of dark and gritty, you won't want to miss this - CHRISTINA HENRY, bestselling author of The Girl in Red on Priest of Lies
Managing to be exciting, narratively taut and a commentary on the terrible things war and violence do to people is no mean feat, but Peter McLean manages it with?Priest of Bones. I wish I had written this - R.J. Barker, bestselling author of?Blood of Assassins
The politics of The Godfather meets the grit of Gangs of New York . . . a dark, dirty, foul-mouthed triumph of grimdark gangster heist novels. If Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch) had a bigger, uglier, more violent brother, his name would be Tomas Piety. Amid the violence and the stink of the Ellinburg, though, there's camaraderie and trust, concern for the wellbeing of the poor and a rusty sort of honour among thieves - Anna Stephens, bestselling author of the Godblind trilogy, on Priest of Bones
Clever storytelling and beautifully immersive prose. Priest of Lies digs deeper and hits harder, getting darker by the chapter, with astonishing surprises around each and every corner. I'm really looking forward to seeing what blood-soaked mischief Tomas gets into next. If you haven't yet picked up this riveting and unique series, I highly recommend you do - Fantasy Book Critic on Priest of Lies
Priest of Lies is pretty damn exceptional . . . the ending is stunning . . . an author who is on top of his game - Grimdark Magazine on Priest of Lies
An enigma. It manages to be light and dark, clean but dirty, harsh but fair, full of love and equally full of death. It's an awesome story, one that grabs you from the first line and doesn't let go until the finale when it slams you to the ground - Fantasy Hive on Priest of Lies
Peter McLean was born in London and went to school in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral, where he spent most of his time making up stories. He grew up alternating dingy nightclubs with studying martial arts and practical magic before settling to a career in corporate IT. The noir urban fantasy Burned Man series was followed by the highly acclaimed grimdark fantasy quartet, starting with Priest of Bones, Priest of Lies and Priest of Gallows. The final book about Tomas Piety will be Priest of Crowns.
You will find Peter Mclean on Twitter (@PeteMC66), on Facebook (@PeterMcLeanAuthor) and at his website, https://talonwraith.com.