Wars are being fought. The Gods may be returning, and will need killing again. And the Cards are out of beer...
The time for heroes has come, but all the Riven Kingdom has is bastards.
With war between the Militant Orders looming, the entire continent may soon be on fire. The very nature of magic has changed and the horrors of the deepest black are rising, but an even greater danger threatens to eclipse it all. Turning the tide of history may require a gamble only a bunch of drunken lunatics are willing to take.
The old ways need breaking and that's one thing the Cards are good at. Just be careful what you wish for.
A fun and fast paced romp - Aliette de Bodard on Stranger of Tempest (Book One)
Tightly written heroic fantasy with deftly drawn characters in an intriguing, action-filled world - Adrian Tchaikovsky on Stranger of Tempest (Book One)
The world that Lloyd wraps you in is just as gripping as his storytelling - SFX on Stranger of Tempest (Book One)
Tom Lloyd was born in 1979 in Berkshire. After a degree in International Relations he went straight into publishing where he still works. He never received the memo about suitable jobs for writers and consequently has never been a kitchen-hand, hospital porter, pigeon hunter, or secret agent. He lives in Oxford, isn't one of those authors who gives a damn about the history of the font used in his books and only believes in forms of exercise that allow him to hit something. Visit him online at www.tomlloyd.co.uk.