A brand-new dark fantasy novel from New York Times-bestselling author Tim Lebbon
Arrested by the Ald, scholar Bon Ugane and merwoman Leki Borle find themselves on a prison ship bound for the island of Skythe - a barren land and the site of long-ago wars.
Warped and ruined by the ancient conflict, survival on the island is tough and its original inhabitants are neither friendly nor entirely still human. But something else waits on the island, a living weapon whose very existence is a heresy. Destroyed many years ago, it silently begins to clutch at life once more.
Smartly-written and briskly-paced, The Heretic Land is one half prison break, one half war story. The combination makes for an entertaining read, and Lebbon successfully stuffs his dark fantasy island with inventive and incredible ideas - SFX