We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Blade of Dream

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356515465

Price: £20

ON SALE: 20th July 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES***
‘ATMOSPHERIC AND FASCINATING’ Joe Abercrombie on Age of Ash
‘Spectacular’ Django Wexler on Age of Ash

From the Sunday Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author Daniel Abraham, co-author of The Expanse, comes the second novel in a monumental epic fantasy trilogy that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year.

Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories endure. This is Garreth’s.

Garreth Left is heir to one of Kithamar’s most prominent merchant families. The path of his life was paved long before he was born. Learn the family trade, marry to secure wealthy in-laws, and inherit the business when the time is right. But to Garreth, a life chosen for him is no life at all.

In one night, a chance meeting with an enigmatic stranger changes everything. He falls in love with a woman whose name he doesn’t even know, and he will do anything to find her again. His search leads him down corridors and alleys that are best left unexplored, where ancient gods hide in the shadows, and every deal made has a dangerous edge.

The path that Garreth chooses will change the course of not only those he loves, but the entire future of Kithamar’s citizens.

In Kithamar, every story matters – and the fate of the city is woven from them all.

Praise for the Kithamar Trilogy:

‘This outstanding series debut . . . instantly hooks readers with dual mysteries . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequel’ Publishers Weekly

Age of Ash is a stunningly written, character driven story, centred on thieves, grief and dark magic. Abraham certainly knows how to enchant his readers and transport them to the city of Kithamar, a place of beauty and of forbidding secrets’ Fantasy Hive

‘Atmospheric and fascinating’ Joe Abercrombie, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Little Hatred

‘Kithamar is a spectacular creation, a city brought to life by dance, intricate worldbuilding and subtle magic. Fans of Scott Lynch . . . will enjoy this one’ Django Wexler, author of Ashes of the Sun

‘Daniel Abraham builds this world up with all the confident craftsmanship you’d expect from an author of his pedigree . . . So hang on to your cloak and dagger, Kithamar is in the hands of a pro’ SFX

The Kithamar Trilogy
Age of Ash
Blade of Dream

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Reviews

Daniel Abraham builds this world up with all the confident craftsmanship you'd expect from an author of his pedigree . . . So hang on to your cloak and dagger, Kithamar is in the hands of a pro.
SFX
There's plenty of intrigue and politics, mostly seen through the eyes of people in well over their heads, and Abraham's latest is certainly an intriguing introduction to a series, hinting at plenty of larger events to come
BOOKLIST on AGE OF ASH
Abraham's prose is beautiful and the early chapters where he is building the city for the reader were a joy to read
GRIMDARK MAGAZINE on AGE OF ASH
The character stories in Age of Ash are phenomenal . . . Abraham is one of the most creative and original authors in the genre . . . I can't wait to learn more about what lurks under the streets of Kithamar
QUILL TO LIVE on AGE OF ASH
Age of Ash is a stunningly written, character driven story, centred on thieves, grief, and dark magic. Abraham certainly knows how to enchant his readers and transport them to the city of Kithamar, a place of beauty and of forbidding secrets
FANTASY HIVE on AGE OF ASH
An atmospheric and fascinating tapestry, woven with skill and patience
Joe Abercrombie, Sunday Times bestselling author of A LITTLE HATRED
Kithamar is a spectacular creation, a city brought to life by dance, intricate worldbuilding and subtle magic. Fans of Scott Lynch . . . will enjoy this one
Django Wexler, author of ASHES OF THE SUN
Prepare to be shocked, startled, and entertained
Locus on THE DRAGON'S PATH
This new work bears the hallmark of a great Abraham work: intricate and dirty schemes enacted by initially sympathetic characters who make self-serving choices that they will eventually come to regret, but often too late to change course
KIRKUS on AGE OF ASH
Much like The Expanse, Age of Ash is an incredible exercise in realistic and detailed world building
GEEKLYINC on AGE OF ASH
Everything I look for in a fantasy
George R.R. Martin on THE DRAGON'S PATH
It's clear with this first in the Kithamar Trilogy that Abraham is on his way to giving us yet another must-read series
FANTASY LITERATURE on AGE OF ASH
This outstanding series debut . . . instantly hooks readers with dual mysteries . . Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequel
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Kithamar Trilogy