But as more forces gather beneath Marith's banner, she can feel her influence slipping. Read the second book in this "gritty and glorious!" Miles Cameron epic fantasy series reminiscent of Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence where the exiled son of a king fights to reclaim his throne no matter the cost. Empires of dustthe court of broken KnivesThe Tower of Living and Dying Used book in Good Condition.
Thalia, the former high priestess, remains Marith's only tenuous grasp to whatever goodness he has left. But something keeps bringing him back to life, and now there is nothing stopping him from taking back the throne that is rightfully his. A powerhouse story of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The Tower of Living and Dying is a continuation of Anna Smith Spark's brilliant Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives.
Marith has been a sellsword, a prince, a demon, a murderer, and dead. His left hand and his last source of light, Thalia still believes that the power that lies within him can be used for better ends.
The Court of Broken Knives Empires of Dust
Perfect for fans of mark lawrence and r Scott Bakker, The Court of Broken Knives is the explosive debut by one of grimdark fantasy's most exciting new voices. Shortlisted for the british fantasy award for best NovelShortlisted for the David Gemmell Morningstar AwardIt is the richest empire the world has ever known, and it is also doomed--but only one man can see it.
Haunted by prophetic dreams, Orhan has hired a company of soldiers to cross the desert to reach the capital city. But the strange boy Marith who walks among them is no ordinary soldier. Only from the ashes can a new empire be built. The company is a group of good, ordinary soldiers for whom this is a mission like any other.
Though he is young, ambitious, and impossibly charming, something dark hides in Marith's past--and in his blood. Dive into this new fantasy series for readers looking for epic battle scenes, gritty heroes, and blood-soaked revenge. Once they enter the palace, they have one mission: kill the emperor, then all those who remain.
Holy Sister Book of the Ancestor
A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her. A battle in which hearts will be broken, lovers lost, thrones burned. But it seems unlikely that she and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep. Even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of war. The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it’s a power that corrupts.
The searing conclusion of the thrilling epic fantasy trilogy that saw a young girl trained by an arcane order of nuns grow into the fiercest of warriors. They came against her as a child. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat.
Nona grey faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. Now they face the woman. The ice is advancing, the corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west.
Bloody Rose The Band
A band of fabled mercenaries, tour a wild fantasy landscape, but a secret and dangerous gig ushers them to the frozen north, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, battling monsters in arenas in front of thousands of adoring fans, and the band is never one to waste a shot at glory . It's adventure she wants - and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.
It's time to take a walk on the wyld side. For more from nicholas Eames, check out:Kings of the Wyld. Even if it means almost certain death. Live fast, die young. When the biggest mercenary band of all, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, rolls into town, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. Tam hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.
The Gutter Prayer The Black Iron Legacy
The city of Guerdon stands eternal. But in the ancient tunnels deep beneath its streets, a malevolent power has begun to stir. The fate of the city rests in the hands of three thieves. If they fail, all will be lost, and the streets of Guerdon will run with blood. The gutter prayer is an epic tale of sorcerers and thieves, treachery and revenge, from a remarkable new voice in fantasy.
A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. Enter a city of saints and thieves. They alone stand against the coming darkness. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. As conspiracies unfold and secrets are revealed, their friendship will be tested to the limit.
The Hod King The Books of Babel
But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion. Posing as a noble lady and her handmaid, Voleta and Iren attempt to reach Marya, who is isolated by her fame. While navigating the court, Voleta attracts the unwanted attention of a powerful prince whose pursuit of her threatens their plan.
Edith, now captain of the Sphinx's fierce flagship, joins forces with a fellow wakeman to investigate the disappearance of a beloved friend. She must decide who to trust as her desperate search brings her nearer to the Black Trail where the hods climb in darkness and whisper of the Hod King. Thomas senlin and his crew of outcasts have been separated, and now they must face the dangers of the labyrinthine tower on their own in this third book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon fantasy series.
One of my favorite books of all time. Mark lawrence on senlin ascendsfearing an uprising, the Sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public's entertainment. As senlin and his crew become further dragged in to the conspiracies of the Tower, everything falls to one question: Who is The Hod King?The Books of Babel:Senlin AscendsArm of the SphinxThe Hod King.
Cold Iron Masters & Mages
And while studying under the Master, he finds himself thrown into the middle of a political revolt that will impact everyone he's come to know. To protect his friends, arnathur will be forced to decide if he can truly follow the Master of Swords into a life of violence and cold-hearted commitment to the blade.
Masters & magescold ironfor more from miles cameron, check out:The Traitor Son CycleThe Red KnightThe Fell SwordThe Dread WyrmThe Plague of SwordsThe Fall of Dragons. A young mage-in-training takes up the sword and is unwittingly pulled into a violent political upheaval, in the first book of this epic fantasy trilogy by Miles Cameron, author of The Red Knight.
Aranthur is a promising young mage. But the world is not safe and after a confrontation leaves him no choice but to display his skill with a blade, Aranthur is instructed to train under a renowned Master of Swords. During his intensive training he begins to question the bloody life he's chosen.
Priest of Bones War for the Rose Throne
But when he finds himself dragged into a web of political intrigue once again, everything gets more complicated. As the pious men fight shadowy foreign infiltrators in the back-street taverns, and gambling dens of Tomas's old life, brothels, it becomes clear: The war is only just beginning. But things have changed while he was away: his crime empire has been stolen and the people of Ellinburg--his people--have run out of food and hope and places to hide.
. Tomas sets out to reclaim what was his with help from Anne, his brother, Jochan, and his new gang: the Pious Men. The first in an unmissable series, Priest of Bones is a fresh and compelling take on grimdark fantasy. Mashing together soldiers, gangsters, magic and war into a heady mix that is a hulking big brother to The Lies of Locke Lamora.
Anna stephens, author of godblind The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety heads home with Sergeant Bloody Anne at his side.
The House of Sacrifice Empires of Dust
How long can a warlord rotting from within continue to win? As the Army marches on to Sorlost, Thalia's thoughts turn to home and to the future: a life grows inside her and it is a precious thing - but it grows weak. A powerhouse grimdark fantasy of bloodshed, ambition, The House of Sacrifice is the thunderous conclusion to Anna Smith Spark's Empires of Dust trilogy, and fate, which began with The Court of Broken Knives.
Marith Altrersyr has won. The spoils of war turn to ash in the mouths of the Amrath Army and soon they are on the move again. Why must the sins of the father curse the child?Empires of DustThe Court of Broken KnivesThe Tower of Living and DyingThe House of Sacrifice. But marith, father-killer, lord of lies, dragon-killer, has begun to falter and his mind decays.
It is time to look to his own house, and to produce an heir. The king of Death must now learn to live. But some things cannot be learnt. It is time for marith to put down his sword, to send home his armies, to grow a beard and become fat. He cut a path of blood and vengeance and needless violence around the world and now he rules.
Ravencry Raven's Mark
In the second gritty installment of the Raven's Mark series, a bounty hunter faces down the darkest evil. Ryhalt galharrow is a blackwing--a bounty hunter who seeks out and turns over any man, woman, or child who has been compromised by the immortals known as the Deep Kings. Four years have passed since he helped drive the Deep Kings back across the Misery.
But new and darker forces are rising against the republic.
The Bone Ships The Tide Child Trilogy
Violent raids plague the divided isles of the Scattered Archipelago. Fleets constantly battle for dominance and glory, and no commander stands higher among them than "Lucky" Meas Gilbryn. But betrayed and condemned to command a ship of criminals, Meas is forced on suicide mission to hunt the first living sea-dragon in generations.
The tide child trilogythe bone shipsfor more from RJ Barker, check out:The Wounded KingdomAge of AssassinsBlood of AssassinsKing of Assassins. Everyone wants it, but Meas Gilbryn has her own ideas about the great beast. In the scattered archipelago, is bound in blood, a dragon's life, like all lives, death and treachery.
A crew of condemned criminals embark on a suicide mission to hunt the first sea dragon seen in centuries in the first book of this adventure fantasy trilogy.