Seven Deaths of an Empire (Hardback)G R Matthews (author)
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General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city, it is all Bordan can do to protect the heir to the throne.
Apprentice Magician Kyron is assigned to the late Emperor's honour guard escorting his body on the long road back to the capital. Mistrusted and feared by his own people, even a magician's power may fail when enemies emerge from the forests, for whoever is in control of the Emperor's body, controls the succession.
Seven lives and seven deaths to seal the fate of the Empire.
Number of pages: 550
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 237 x 159 x 41 mm
"Matthews delivers visceral descriptions of battle, the cut and thrust of gladius and pila, the shouldering of shields, the smell of blood and fear - and weaving through this, the delicate nets of magical constructs that can still snap, inflame or explode." -- The Fantasy Hive * The Fantasy Hive *
"This is fantasy at its finest." -- Grimdark Magazine * Grimdark Magazine *
"Refreshingly original" -- SFX Magazine * SFX *
"Both bloody, and bloody well written." -- Fantasy-Faction * Fantasy-Faction *
"Full of tension, intrigue, and action" -- Fantasy Book Nerd * Fantasy Book Nerd *
"Matthews delivers on the bigger picture stakes" * British Fantasy Society *
"It's exciting at every turn with a wonderfully spun plot that keeps you guessing the entire time." * Fanfiaddict *
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