The Thousand Eyes - The Serpent Gates (Hardback)A. K. Larkwood (author)
Brilliant, bold and thrilling, The Thousand Eyes by A. K. Larkwood is the epic fantasy sequel to The Unspoken Name.
Could you sacrifice your dreams to escape a nightmare?
Csorwe, Shuthmili and Tal survey abandoned Echentyr worlds to make a living. The empire's ruins seem harmless but fascinating. Yet disaster strikes when they stumble upon ancient magic during a routine expedition. This revives a warrior who'd slept for an age, reigniting a conflict thousands of years old. And the soldier binds Csorwe to her cause.
Shuthmili is desperate to protect the woman she loves. However, as events escalate, she's torn. Can she help Csorwe by clinging to her own humanity or by embracing her eldritch powers?
Tal heads home, but his peace is shattered when a magical catastrophe hits his city. The wizard Sethennai is missing and Tal can't face seeking his former lover to ask for help. So, he flees - but there's no escaping the future. For throughout the Echo Maze's linked worlds, fragments of an undead goddess are waking. Soon all must choose a side.
Praise for The Unspoken Name:
'An outstanding debut . . . unlike anything I've read before' - Nicholas Eames
'Richly detailed, enthralling and extraordinary' - Jenn Lyons
'Stylish, classy and timeless . . . I cannot recommend it enough' - Tamsyn Muir
'An adventure I couldn't put down' - S. A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 41 mm
A fun, fresh new take on the traditional fantasy quest and an adventure I couldn't put down!-- S. A. Chakraborty on The Unspoken Name
An astounding debut, written with skill and stunning assurance . . . From its flawless first page to its bittersweet last, The Unspoken Name is unlike anything I've read before-- Nicholas Eames on The Unspoken Name
The Unspoken Name is the best kind of modern fantasy - it feels totally fresh, it's full of satisfyingly weird gods and frightening magic; plus it's stuffed with the sort of characters you'll either want to be friends with or run screaming from. I loved this book!-- Jen Williams on The Unspoken Name
What a glorious book! Richly detailed, enthralling, and extraordinary, with brilliant nods to such luminaries as Ursula K. Le Guin and Diana Wynne Jones . . . Fabulous, in every meaning of the word -- Jenn Lyons on The Unspoken Name
A.K. Larkwood's The Unspoken Name is an epic fantasy in the vein of Le Guin's magnificent Tombs of Atuan - if Arha the Eaten One got to grow up to be a swordswoman mercenary . . . The action is fast-paced and emotionally compelling; the magic is dangerous, beautiful and utterly compromising. I love this book so much -- Arkady Martine on The Unspoken Name
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“A very different sequel”
I really wanted to love this sequel, but in the end I have to admit that it didn't live up to my expectations. The narrative structure was too jarring - almost every chapter has some sort of time and/or... More
The Thousand Eyes was for me a welcome return to the Maze and to the myriad worlds that connect into it, first explored in The Unspoken Name. And also, of course, to my favourite apostate orc priestess, Csorwe, and... More
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