Fade to Black
An anti-hero takes on dark magic and corruption in this thrilling debut British fantasy adventure - set in the vertigo-inspiring city of MahalaFROM THE DEPTHS OF A VALLEY RISES THE CITY OF MAHALA
It's a city built upwards - where streets are built upon streets, buildings upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from the sunlit summit, and where the forsaken lurk in the darkness of Under.
Rojan Dizon doesn't mind staying in the shadows, because he's got things to hide. Things like being a pain-mage, with the forbidden power to draw magic from pain. But when the fate of Mahala depends on him using his magic, he can't hide for ever.
THE FIRST ADVENTURE OF ROJAN DIZON
A debut fantasy tale of corruption and dark magic set in a world that's
both vertigo-inducing and awe-inspiring.A savage stab at organised religion and social control . . . emotionally powerfulBrilliantly explored and a great metaphor for urban corruptionFull of fierce energy, fast-paced and inventiveThe world building is crazy interesting, the characters are very noir, and the plot was enough to keep me on my toes . . . I'm very excited to read the second in the series!A very strong debut from a novelist of vision who has built an intriguing sandbox to play in, with plenty of twists, turns and surprising momentsA great fantasy debut . . . The beginning of something really quite brilliant . . . very highly recommendedKnight's debut recalls the vibrant, urban-based fantasies of
China Mi?villeFull of witty quips, strong emotion, broken yet charming characters, and jam packed with astonishing revelations and fantastic ideas, Fade to Black is a must-read for 2013Top notch prose alongside a cast that really adds flavour all round makes this a cracking debutA thoroughly enjoyable read with plenty of twists and turns, and darkness enough to make the title perfectly apt. Highly recommendedFrancis Knight was born and lives in Sussex, UK. She has held a variety of jobs from being a groom in the Balearics, where she punched a policeman and got away with it, to an IT administrator. When not living in her own head, she enjoys SFF geekery, WWE geekery, teaching her children Monty Python quotes and boldly going and seeking out new civilisations.From a British debut fantasy author comes this highly original trilogy that's drenched in atmophere and will thrill you to the coreEntrancing world-building based around the concept of a unique 'vertical' fantasy cityA central character with an addictive, accessible voice, and a compelling adventure plotCombines the murky atmosphere of SIN CITY with the pacing and excitement of Scott Lynch, Brent Weeks and Ben AaronovitchAn Orbit international title for worldwide coordinated promotion