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‘A hugely entertaining debut’ John Gwynne

Epic fantasy as it should be; big, bold and very addictive’ Starburst

‘A great romp in a brilliantly realised setting . . . I have lost sleep, forgotten food and made this the thing I pick up every moment I can get’
SFFWorld

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives, heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

The Republic faces its darkest hour. Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Game of Thrones meets the Last Kingdom in Matthew Ward’s Legacy of Ash – an unmissable epic fantasy debut of vicious intrigue, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires.

‘Incredible action scenes’ Fantasy Hive

‘Magnificent and epic’ Grimdark magazine

‘Rivals Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance. It’s really good’ Engadget

The Legacy Trilogy
Legacy of Ash
Legacy of Steel
Legacy of Light (August ’21)

Reviews

Packed with big battles, shadowy intrigue and a large cast of characters, Legacy of Ash is an absorbing debut
James Islington
Epic fantasy as it should be; big, bold and very addictive
Starburst
Absolutely incredible action scenes . . . so freaking epic
Fantasy Hive
Epic in scale and complexity
Weatherwax Report
Intrigue, betrayal, and massive bloody battles . . . reading heaven
Grimdark Magazine
A hugely entertaining debut
John Gwynne
Rivals Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance. It's really good
Engadget
Brings back that feeling of excitement fantasy readers felt when discovering masters like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis . . .
Shelf Awareness
[An] excellent debut
Weekend Sport
A perfect blend of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom
FanFi Addict
An expertly crafted fantasy tale . . . incredibly compelling
NerdMuch?
This is the first epic fantasy book I've enjoying getting immersed in for ages . . . a great romp in a brilliantly realised setting . . . I have lost sleep, forgotten food and made this the thing I pick up every moment I can get
SFFWorld
A monumental fantasy achievement . . . It will leave you stunned and wanting much, much more
Out of This World SFF Reviews
A grand tale of intrigue and battle
Fantasy Book Critic
Vivid action sequences . . . an impressive series opener
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A perfect example of modern epic fantasy
Forever Lost in Literature
An incredibly impressive piece of fantasy fiction
The Fantasy Inn