Prince of the Spear: The Sunsurge Quartet Book 2 - The Sunsurge Quartet (Hardback)David Hair (author)
Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Prince of the Spear continues the Sunsurge Quartet and delivers a full-on fix of epic fantasy.
The unthinkable has happened. With the Leviathan Bridge critically damaged and its towers unable to control the skies between Yuros and Antiopia, the East has invaded the West. A vast windfleet, constructed in secret, is winging across the Pontic Sea
The holy Shihad has begun.
The Rondian Empire is divided and weak. Empress Lyra has barely survived a coup, triggered by a masked cabal whose members still remain concealed in the highest echelons of her court. Only Lyra's secret affinity to the heretical power of dwyma saved her - but that affinity is also her most dangerous weakness.
As empires clash, lives are torn apart and long-held beliefs are overthrown by circumstance and desperation. A young queen whose court is riddled with traitors turns to the wrong people in her hour of need. Two princes clash in the skies, the fate of two nations riding on their skill. Two brothers must reconcile disparate cultures to regain their kingdom. An idealistic rabble-rouser sees a chance to strike. And a small group of dwymancers grope blindly for knowledge in a race against time before the masked Cabal strike again.
'Represents modern epic fantasy at its best' - Fantasy Book Critic on the Moontide Quartet
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 856 g
Dimensions: 242 x 168 x 48 mm
I enjoyed the characters and their struggles and schemes . . . Classic immersive fantasy * RIBBON REVIEWS on Empress of the Fall *
Increasingly addictive . . . Adult fantasy lovers who enjoy historical fiction and intricate political plots will love this book . . . epic * A BOHEMIAN MIND AT WORK *
Hair is adept at building characters as well as worlds, and his attention to his female players is welcome in a genre that too often excludes them. * KIRKUS *
For anyone looking for a new sprawling fantasy epic to stick their teeth into, Empress Of The Fall is an ultimately satisfying journey into a fascinating and chaotic landscape * SCIFI NOW on Empress of the Fall *
Empress is a sprawling epic fantasy of grandiose proportions . . . with a hearty taste of blood and gore, and plenty of vicious politics * ANGELA OLIVER, author of Fellowship of the Ringtails *
A page-turning adventure filled with excitement and intriguing characters. For those loving an epic fantasy with plenty of sword-fights, gun-play, bare-fisted combat and battles between sorcerers, this book's for you * AMAZING STORIES on Map's Edge *
These characters . . . have found a confidence on the page which somehow endears them more to the reader * BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY on Prince of the Spear *
Good supply of politics, gore and a well-thought-out magic system * REVIEW GRAVEYARD *
Promises to recall epic fantasy's finest * TOR.COM on the Moontide Quartet *
It isn't often that I find a fantasy brick as enjoyable as this one; it's been quite a while in fact, and I think I can safely commend this series to lovers of the genre, as one that will satisfy and yet leave the reader ready for more * JACQUI SMITH, A Kiwi's Book Review on Empress of the Fall *
I continue to be impressed by the way Hair takes some very familiar, almost trite, ideas and spins them in a new way. Epic fantasy is not dying my friends, it is just moving in new directions * FANTASY REVIEW BARN on Unholy War *
Vivid, dynamic characters and terrific world building . . . Readers of epic fantasy should definitely check out this series * BIBLIOSANCTUM on the Moontide Quartet *
Represents modern epic fantasy at its best. * FANTASY BOOK CRITIC on the Moontide Quartet *
The sense of chaos, endless politicking between factions and urge by characters to make sense out of events beyond their control is palpable as the pace becomes more and more frantic * UPCOMING4.ME on the Moontide Quartet *
The writing is crisp, the characters full of vigour and desires which when they become banded together really gives the story something to focus upon as the bonds grow stronger * FALCATA TIMES on the Moontide Quartet *
So epic, that it gets you so involved and is such an investment in time and emotion, that there is a little sting of regret that the ending had to come at all * BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY on the Moontide Quartet *
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