King of Ashes - The Firemane Saga 1 (Hardback)Raymond E. Feist (author)
- In stock online
- Free UK delivery
A brand new novel from internationally bestselling author Raymond E. Feist, King of Ashes launches the fantastic new series The Firemane Saga.
The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace, head of the Firemanes, was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Now only four great kingdoms remain and they stand on the brink of war. But rumour has it that the new-born son of the last king of Ithrace survived, carried off by the Quelli Nacosti, a secret society whose members are trained to infiltrate and spy upon the rich and powerful.
In the small village of Oncon, in the neutral region of the Covenant, Declan is apprenticed to a master blacksmith, learning the secrets of producing the mythical king's steel. The region has long existed in peace, then violence explodes as slavers descend upon the village to capture young men to press as soldiers for Sandura. Declan must escape, to take his priceless knowledge to Baron Daylon Dumarch, ruler of Marquensas, perhaps the only man who can defeat Lodavico and his fanatical allies the Church of the One, which is marching across the continent, imposing its extreme form of religion upon the population and burning as they go.
Meanwhile, on the island of Coaltachin, the secret domain of the Quelli Nacosti, three friends are being schooled in the deadly arts of espionage and assassination: Donte, son of one of the most powerful masters of the order; Hava, a serious girl with fighting abilities that can set any opponent on their back; and Hatu, a strange, conflicted lad in whom fury and calm war constantly, whose hair is a bright and fiery shade of red...
A gripping new epic fantasy saga, King of Ashes is a departure from Raymond E. Feist’s bestselling Riftwar Cycle novels, introducing a fantastic cast of new characters in a kingdom riven by war and ambition where in order to succeed those who stand against tyranny must learn their own dark arts.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 50 mm
'File under guilty pleasure' - The Guardian
'A delightful fantasy novel, full of simple magic, fighting, political intrigue, and religious strife' - Booklist (starred review)
'Epic scope...vivid imagination...a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy' - The Washington Post
You may also be interested in...
“Good, Solid Fantasy Epic”
I received a proof copy of this to review and if i could've given it 4.5 stars I would've. The pacing was really well done, it's a solidly built world and you can really feel the scale of it.... More
“A promising start to a new series”
Raymond E Feist was one of the first fantasy authors that I read and I will always recommend Magician for anyone wanting to start reading fantasy. So a completely new series is exciting.
The premise of a young man... More
“King of Ashes Review”
Since I was 10 years old and first bought Magician and entered the world of fantasy I have always loved Raymond E Feist, the depth of characters, the plots, the massive world building including lore has always to my... More
Please sign in to write a review