The dazzlingly imaginative stand-alone novel by the author of the international bestselling Memory, Sorrow and Thorn and Otherland fantasy series.
A masterpiece of the imagination, THE WAR OF THE FLOWERS is a truly epic novel which once again pushes the boundaries of fantasy fiction into new and unexplored territory.
In the great city, in the dimly lit office of an impossibly tall building, two creatures meet. Gold changes hand, and the master of the House of Hellebore gives an order: 'War is coming. The child must die.'
In our own world, a young man discovers a manuscript written by his great uncle. It seems to be a novel - a strange fairy tale of fantastic creatures and magical realms. But it is written as a diary ... as if the events were real ... as if his uncle had journeyed to another world. For the young man, the fantasy is about to become reality.
This standalone fantasy is the genuine article ... the plot reaches an intricate, inevitable and gloriously satisfying climax - Starburst
A masterpiece of fairytale worldbuilding ... a wondrous tale set in a fascinating world - Locus
This is a clever and tricky book - Time Out
It's a brilliantly engaging fantasy ... warmly entertaining and top-notch stuff - SFX