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Kings of the Wyld

Kings of the Wyld

***WINNER OF THE 2018 GEMMELL AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT***
***WINNER OF FANTASY FACTION‘S BEST FANTASY BOOK OF 2017 AWARD***
***WINNER OF REDDIT FANTASY’S BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF 2017 AWARD***

‘A fantastic read, a rollicking, page-turning, edge-of-your-seat road-trip of a book’ – John Gwynne

‘In short: it rocks . . . I finished this book in one night. If I could, I’d see the tour, and buy the t-shirt’B&N Sci-fi and Fantasy Blog

‘Could very well be the debut of the year’ – Fantasy Book Review

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best – the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.

But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk – or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of impossible mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.

It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.

LOOK OUT FOR BLOODY ROSE, THE SECOND BOOK IN THE BAND SERIES:

Bloody Rose solidifies what Kings of the Wyld proved. Eames writes like a hurricane and has a voice like no one else in this genre’ – Sam Sykes
King of Assassins

King of Assassins

***Look out for The Bone Ships, the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!***

‘Reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING . . .

Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-King’s throne and will take his court to the capital, a rat’s nest of intrigue and murder, where every enemy he has ever made will gather and the endgame of twenty years of politics and murder will be played out in his bid to become the King of all Kings.

Friends become enemies, enemies become friends and the god of death, Xus the Unseen, stands closer than ever – casting his shadow over everything most dear to Girton.

Praise for this trilogy

‘Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning’
James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

‘Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun’
Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant

‘Readers will appreciate Barker’s complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot’
Publishers Weekly

‘Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut’
Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise

‘A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides’
David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series

The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and concludes with KING OF ASSASSINS.
The Dragon Lords 3: Bad Faith

The Dragon Lords 3: Bad Faith

Will and his comrades went to war to overthrow the reign of dragons, winning battle after battle, gold and, best of all, a reputation as conquering heroes.
But now they’ve angered the gods, these great dragonslayers suddenly need to turn to the dragons for help . . .
We won’t tell if you don’t.

‘Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
Blood of Assassins

Blood of Assassins

***Look out for The Bone Ships, the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!***

‘Reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

TO SAVE A KING, KILL A KING . . .
The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton’s heels. The place he knew no longer exists.
War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown – and one of them is Girton’s old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king’s greatest victory. But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra’s war encampment, he can’t help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin.

Praise for this trilogy

‘Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning’
James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

‘Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun’
Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant

‘Readers will appreciate Barker’s complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot’
Publishers Weekly

‘Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut’
Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise

‘A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides’
David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series

The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.
The Dragon Lords 1: Fool's Gold

The Dragon Lords 1: Fool's Gold

‘Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

“YOU’RE NOT PROPOSING WE STEAL FROM A DRAGON?”
It’s not easy to live in a world ruled by dragons. The taxes are high and their control is complete. But for one group of bold adventurers, it’s time to band together and steal back some of that wealth.
No one ever said they were smart.

Ocean’s Eleven meets The Hobbit – Jon Hollins’ debut combines non-stop action, death-defying adventure and a never-before-assembled cast of wisecracking misfits. It is a worthy addition to every fantasy lover’s horde.
Bloody Rose

Bloody Rose

***WINNER OF REDDIT FANTASY’S BEST NOVEL OF 2018 AWARD***
***WINNER OF FANTASY FACTION’S BEST FANTASY BOOK OF 2018 AWARD***
***WINNER OF THE 2018 BOOKNEST FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED NOVEL***

Bloody Rose solidifies what Kings of the Wyld proved. Eames writes like a hurricane and has a voice like no one else in this genre’ Sam Sykes

Kings of the Wyld was fun, but Bloody Rose is gods-damned epic . . . one of the best books of the year’ Fantasy Hive

*****

Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.

When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It’s adventure she wants-and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.

IT’S TIME TO TAKE A WALK ON THE WYLD SIDE

*****

Reviews for the series:

‘I laughed and wept and worried a lot and had the most tremendous time reading Bloody Rose. Eames is a gifted and entertaining storyteller’
Kevin Hearne, author of The Iron Druid Chronicles

‘Bloody Rose is bloody brilliant! It is a book that will make you remember why you fell in love with reading in the first place’ The Tattooed Book Geek

‘Eames once again hits the perfect balance of humor and heart, irreverent references and real emotion’ Django Wexler

‘A rollicking, page-turning, edge-of-your-seat road-trip of a book . . . wonderful’ John Gwynne

‘Absolutely awesome . . . Full of heroes, humor, and heart’ Jon Hollins

‘Eames’ narrative voice is one of the best in this generation of fantasy authors’ The Quill to Live

‘Brings brazen fun and a rock & roll sensibility to the fantasy genre’ Sebastien de Castell

‘An entertaining, brilliantly crafted adventure . . . with just the right amount of grit and wit’ Bibliosanctum

‘George R. R. Martin meets Terry Pratchett’ Buzzfeed
The Dragon Lords 2: False Idols

The Dragon Lords 2: False Idols

‘Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

A heist story with a difference: Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure.

The Dragons who once ruled over the land are dead. The motley crew that stole the dragons’ gold and stumbled through a revolution are rich, and praised as saviors. Everyone gets to live happily ever after, right?
Well, it might have worked out that way if the dragons in Kondorra had been the only ones. If they hadn’t been just the tip of the spear about to fall upon the whole world . . .

The Dragon Lords: False Idols combines non-stop action, death-defying adventure and a never-before-assembled cast of wisecracking misfits. This series is a worthy addition to every fantasy lover’s horde.
The Fifth Ward: First Watch

The Fifth Ward: First Watch

A buddy cop story in a secondary world setting. What else do you need to know? . . . page-turning entertainment’ Pornokitsch

In the cramped quarters of the city of Yenara, humans, orcs, mages, elves and dwarves all jostle for success and survival, while understaffed watch wardens struggle to keep the citizens in line.

Enter Rem. New to the city, he wakes bruised and hungover in the dungeons of the fifth ward. With no money for bail – and seeing no other way out of his cell – Rem jumps at the chance to join the Watch.

Torval, his new partner – a dwarf who’s handy with a maul and known for hitting first and asking questions later – is highly unimpressed with the untrained and weaponless Rem. But when Torval’s former partner goes missing, the two must learn to work together to uncover the truth and catch a murderer loose in their fair city.

‘A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can’t help but root for’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

A glorious tour through fantasy’s seamier side. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you’ll love every minute of it! Jon Hollins, author of the Dragon Lords series

‘A thrilling adventure, it’s a buddy action movie masquerading as a fantasy book and I found it to be an awesome read’ The Tattooed Book Geek
Age of Assassins

Age of Assassins

***Look out for The Bone Ships, the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!***

‘Age of Assassins reveals its mysteries with the style of a magic show and the artful grace of a gifted storyteller’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

TO CATCH AN ASSASSIN, USE AN ASSASSIN…

Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land’s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks Girton and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince’s murder.
In a kingdom on the brink of civil war and a castle thick with lies Girton finds friends he never expected, responsibilities he never wanted, and a conspiracy that could destroy an entire land.

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS 2018***
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIE AWARDS 2018***


‘Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun’ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant

‘Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book – a wonderful book, period – that should be at the very top of your to-read list’ James Islington, author of The Shadow of what was Lost

‘Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery’ Fantasy Book Review

‘With an original, immersive world that wouldn’t let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can’t wait for more!’ Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage

‘A dark-humored game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides’ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series

‘Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about. Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut’ Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise

‘Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humour that are as sharp as any blade’ Jon Skovron, author of Hope and Red

‘Compellingly complex political intrigue and steel-sparking action sequences leavened by warm humour and genuine emotional depth’ Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane novels

The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.
The Gutter Prayer

The Gutter Prayer

‘A ground-breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination’ Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones

‘Mind-blowingly stellar in every respect . . . Fantasy readers, be wise and buy this book, because there’s simply nothing like it’ Novel Notions

*****

The city of Guerdon stands eternal. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But in the ancient tunnels deep beneath its streets, a malevolent power has begun to stir.

The fate of the city rests in the hands of three thieves. They alone stand against the coming darkness. As conspiracies unfold and secrets are revealed, their friendship will be tested to the limit. If they fail, all will be lost and the streets of Guerdon will run with blood.

SET IN A WORLD OF DARK GODS AND DANGEROUS MAGIC, THE GUTTER PRAYER IS AN EPIC TALE OF SORCERERS AND THIEVES, TREACHERY AND REVENGE, FROM A REMARKABLE NEW VOICE IN FANTASY.

*****

‘An absolutely stunning debut. Insanely inventive . . . I loved it!’ Michael R. Fletcher, author of Beyond Redemption

‘Utterly brilliant . . . Hanrahan is a total genius’ Liz Loves Books

‘Captivating . . . Guerdon is a city that seethes with history, horror and hidden secrets’ Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

‘Already one of my favourite books from 2019 . . . Put simply, you need to read this. The Fantasy Inn

‘I’m confident that I won’t find a greater book this year’ BookNest

‘Compelling . . . rich with dark and original wonders’ Anthony Ryan, author of Blood Song

‘A gripping, darkly inventive tale’ James Islington, author of The Shadow of What was Lost
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