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Ascendant's Rite

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781780872063

Price: £30

ON SALE: 5th November 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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Love. Betray. Fight. Ascend. In the much-anticipated conclusion to The Moontide Quartet, the fate of Urte will be decided on the mighty Leviathan Bridge.

Emperor Constant is finally ready to conquer the world.

As Alaron and Ramita struggle to recover the key to the Ascendants’ magic as well as one of Ramita’s infant sons, Queen Cera must fight to take the reins of power and Seth Korion’s Lost Legions desperately search for safety while trapped between two massive armies.

The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed, and for new powers to rise to save – or damn – Urte.

The Moontide is ending.

‘Modern epic fantasy at its best’ – Fantasy Book Critic

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The sense of chaos, endless politicking between factions and urge by characters to make sense out of events beyond their control is palpable as the pace becomes more and more frantic
upcoming4.me on Unholy War
The author has managed to bring about a mirror to the complex and fascinating historical conflicts that occurred during the middle ages and gives it a drastic mystical kick . . . This is the first volume in a tremendously exciting series and one, which I'll be following with great interest in the next few years
Fantasy Book Critic on Mage's Blood
Hair tells his story with aplomb in clear and concise prose . . . one of the better epic fantasy series first installments I've read in recent years
Staffer's Book Review on Mage's Blood
The Moontide Quartet has everything I am looking for when I want a truly epic feel . . . proves that fantasy can have a basis in mediaeval ideas and still remember to give a role to women and non-white cultures
Fantasy Review Barn
A fantastic epic fantasy series with a great cast, immersive world, and fascinating system of magic that builds to a stunning several-hundred page conclusion in the vein of Steven Erikson . . . Read. This. Series
A Bitter Draft on The Moontide Quartet
Modern epic fantasy at its best
Fantasy Book Critic on Scarlet Tides
Readers of epic fantasy should definitely check out this series. 4.5/5
Bibliosanctum on The Moontide Quartet
'This is one of those books that is so epic, that gets you so involved and is such an investment in time and emotion, that there is a little sting of regret that the ending had to come at all and you immediately want to go back to the beginning and see how much riper it is second time around
British Fantasy Society on Mage's Blood
Makes for an outstanding start to a series which promises to recall epic fantasy's finest. In more ways than one, this book could be huge - an honour I dare say David Hair deserves
Tor.com on Mage's Blood
Fans of Game of Thrones will delight in the existence of this different-yet-similar fantasy series
New Myths on The Moontide Quartet
There's a little something for everyone here - conspiracies, political backstabbing, high magic, swordplay, a smattering of romance, and more . . . Recommended for fans of George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, and Patrick Rothfuss
Monster Librarian on Mage's Blood
Hair's first foray into adult fantasy is similar in scope to George R.R. Martin's 'Ice and Fire' and Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' novels and is sure to please those authors' many fans
Library Journal Starred Review on Mage's Blood
Hair portrays a stark and beautiful world breaking apart, with both good and evil characters desperate to reshape it through magic, war, and treachery. This strong debut should draw in fantasy readers of all stripes
Publishers Weekly on Mage's Blood
Mage's Blood is an immense, complicated, blood-soaked fantasy epic . . . reminiscent of Robert Jordan's excellent Wheel of Time series . . .The scale is similar and impressive, and Hair's ability to bring together multiple plot lines is genuinely impressive.
Fanboy Comics on Mage's Blood