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Irenicon

Irenicon

‘Irenicon is completely fascinating’ – Thinking About Books

Both weapon and mystery, The Wave created the artificial river Irenicon overnight, ripping the city of Rasenna in two – but not even the Concordian engineers who wielded it know how the river became conscious, and hostile.

Now Captain Giovanni has been ordered to bridge the Irenicon, not to reunite the sundered city, but to aid Concord’s mighty armies. The engineers have their sights set firmly on world domination and Rasenna is in their way.

Sofia Scaglieri will soon be seventeen, when she will become Contessa of Rasenna, but her inheritance is tainted: she can see no way of stopping the ancient culture of vendetta which divides her city.

Times are changing. And only the young Contessa and the enemy engineer Giovanni understand they have to change too, if they are to survive the coming devastation – for Concord is about to unleash the Wave again . . .

Set in a darkly original alternative Renaissance Italy, Irenicon is a gripping adventure, a tragic love story and a very modern tale of redemption.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 29th March 2012

Price: £18.99

ISBN-13: 9780857388964

Reviews

'Harte manages to combine a series of intricate plots lines, intriguing characters and the creation of his version of renaissance Europe without ever becoming confusing ... Harte proves the genre can be as thought-provoking and intelligent as any other work of fiction ... he has created a world that could have easily stepped out of any history book, but which is infinitely more interesting' Blogcritics.
Blogcritics
'exciting and original amid the current fantasy landscape' Fantasy Book Critic.
Fantasy Book Critic
'Harte is a brilliant new voice in historical fantasy, and this is quite simply the best piece of fantasy that I have read so far this year' Inter Zone magazine.
Inter Zone magazine
'I definitely recommend this one, a real unexpected find for me that I really enjoyed. 4.5 out of 5' Tenacious Reader.
Tenacious Reader
'If there were stars for world-building Irenicon would be a five plus, no question' SFX.
SFX
'Seriously impressed both by the quality of the ideas and the ingenuity with which they are explored in the text ... Irenicon is completely fascinating' Thinking About Books.
Thinking About Books
'The book is a fountain of gorgeous detail, festooned with enriching codices and enlightening, subtly subsumed exposition' Sci-Fi Now.
Sci-Fi Now
Harte manages to combine a series of intricate plot lines, intriguing characters and the creation of his version of renaissance Europe without ever becoming confusing ... Harte proves the genre can be as thought-provoking and intelligent as any other work of fiction ... he has created a world that could have easily stepped out of any history book, but which is infinitely more interesting.
Blogcritics
. . . exciting and original amid the current fantasy landscape . . .
Fantasy Book Critic
Harte is a brilliant new voice in historical fantasy, and this is quite simply the best piece of fantasy that I have read so far this year
Inter Zone
I definitely recommend this one, a real unexpected find for me that I really enjoyed
Tenacious Reader
If there were stars for world-building Irenicon would be a five plus, no question.
SFX
Seriously impressed both by the quality of the ideas and the ingenuity with which they are explored in the text . . . Irenicon is completely fascinating
Thinking About Books
The book is a fountain of gorgeous detail, festooned with enriching codices and enlightening, subtly subsumed exposition
Sci-Fi Now