The first book in a bold new epic fantasy trilogy from the British Fantasy Society Award nominated RJ Barker, author of AGE OF ASSASSINS
'Excellent . . . one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years' Adrian Tchaikovsky
TWO NATIONS AT WAR. A PRIZE BEYOND COMPARE.
For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war.
Then the dragons disappeared. But the battles for supremacy persisted.
When the first dragon in centuries is spotted in far-off waters, both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war.
A brilliantly imagined saga of honour, glory, and warfare, THE BONE SHIPS starts an epic new trilogy from David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker.
'A viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it'
Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND
'An epic tale of duty and obligation and honour, and what bravery really means. . . . I can't recommend it enough'
Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES
The Bone Ships is a viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it
An epic tale of duty and obligation and honour, and what bravery really means... I can't recommend it enough
Often poignant and always intriguing, Age of Assassins reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller
Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery
With an original, immersive world that wouldn't let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can't wait for more!
Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book - a wonderful book, period - that should be at the very top of your to-read list
A clever and well-constructed tale, highly enjoyable and brimming with imagination - Tom Lloyd
RJ Barker lives in Leeds with his wife, son and 'a collection of questionable taxidermy'. He grew up reading whatever he could get his hands on, and having played in a rock band before deciding he was a rubbish musician, RJ returned to his first love, fiction, to find he is rather better at that. As well as his debut epic fantasy series, the Wounded Kingdom trilogy (Age of Assassins, Blood of Assassins and King of Assassins) RJ has written short stories and historical scripts which have been performed across the country. He has the sort of flowing locks any cavalier would be proud of. RJ's novel The Bone Ships is the winner of the British Fantasy Society's Best Novel, aka the Robert Holdstock Award.