Tower and Knife Book II
By Mazarkis Williams
There's a murder in the Imperial Court: it could mean war in this 'twisty and enjoyable tale' (SFX) and 'wholly convincing fantasy world' says Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Foxglove Summer
There's a murderer loose in the Imperial Court: it could mean war in this 'twisty and enjoyable tale' (SFX) and 'wholly convincing fantasy world' says Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Foxglove Summer.
After years locked in a tower, Sarmin has come into his own: he has been crowned emperor, he has wed Mesema of the grasslands, and the Pattern Master is dead. Everything should be happy-ever-after.
But war is threatening, Sarmin has no royal assassin and both Mesema and his mother have given birth to sons, throwing the succession into question. The last thing anyone needs is for the Yrkman peace envoy to be murdered in his bed.
There are numerous possible killers, and it's up to Grada, Sarmin's trusted investigator, to follow the clues - no matter how close to the throne they lead her.
Conspiracies, secret agendas and betrayals abound in this riveting sequel to The Emperor's Knife.
Mazarkis Williams is the pseudonym of a Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning fantasy author and a critically acclaimed American writer. The Tower and Knife trilogy is their first joint project: the three-book Silk Road fantasy set in a political Oriental world filled with betrayal and intrigue.
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07 Nov 2013
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Jo Fletcher Books
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'A solid sequel in a marvellous trilogy of high fantasy ... Williams is a wonderful author and fans of epic fantasy will love this magical, character-driven trilogy' The Ranting Dragon. — Ranting Dragon
'Near-sublime hallucinatory passages that truly transport the reader' Starburst. — Starburst