The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 1) - The Winnowing Flame Trilogy (Paperback)Jen Williams (author)
The first in a blistering new trilogy from Jen Williams, acclaimed author of British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Mark Lawrence's Red Sister.
'Fantasy adventure at its very best' Starburst
'Williams excels at eldritch world-building' Guardian
'An original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky
The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces - talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.
When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza 'Vintage' de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind.
But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure'lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 40 mm
Absolutely phenomenal fantasy -- Adrian Tchaikovsky
There is so much to praise about The Ninth Rain: the worldbuilding is top-notch, the plot is gripping and the characters just get better and better. A sublime read * SFX *
Yet again, Williams has created an addictive and coherent fantasy world filled with all sorts of deliciously interesting things within it... This is fantasy adventure at its very best. Go check it out * Starburst *
The Ninth Rain is a fast-paced and vibrant fantasy romp through a new world, full of people you want to spend time with and enemies you'd happily run from * SciFiNow *
Jen Williams takes us on another great adventure. Fresh, engaging, and full of heart -- Peter Newman
A cracking story that grips you by the heart and doesn't let go -- Edward Cox
Jen's world building skills are akin to no other . . . utterly brilliant -- raptureinbooks.com
Great pacing, top-notch writing, quality characterisation, plenty of action . . . a truly enjoyable and absorbing read -- thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com
A very original fantasy world * Story Collector *
Brilliantly creative fantasy * This Northern Gal *
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“Written with vivid imagination”
Last year Jen Williams completed her debut fantasy trilogy (The Copper Cat), marking the last of the adventures from Wydrin, Seb and Frith. A wonderful trilogy, that I highly recommend. On my knees tweeting I was... More
“Yet another display of Jen Williams’ apparently inexhaustible imagination”
In The Ninth Rain, first in The Winnowing Flame Trilogy, Jen Williams brings a fresh and unique story to the fantasy genre; a book that strides across epic fantasy and probes the boundaries into sci-fi.
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“Action-packed fantasy adventure”
I've read a fair few fantasy novels and I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this before, so brownie points for Jen Williams for doing something a bit different. It's utterly jammed... More
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