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Empress of the Fall

Empress of the Fall

Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Pick up Empress of the Fall for your full-on fix of epic fantasy.

The Emperor is dead – long live the Empress!

Emperor Constant is dead and his rivals are scrabbling for power – but any misstep could plunge the land, already devastated by the shocking outcome of the Third Crusade, into a calamitous civil war.

The Imperial throne is not the only one in jeopardy. Two brothers, imprisoned veterans of the Crusades, finally return home to find their father’s kingdom being plundered – but the price of regaining their birthright will have far-reaching implications for the entire empire.

In the East, Sultan Salim, peacemaker and visionary ruler, faces his greatest challenge as his people demand an invasion of the West in retribution for the Rondian Crusades

And lurking in the darkness, orchestrating both the power struggles and the inevitable conflicts, is a shadowy group threatening to destroy civilisation itself.

Once more, Urte stands on the brink of cataclysm.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 9th March 2017

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781784291006

Reviews

So epic, that it 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
British Fantasy Society on the Moontide Quartet
Promises to recall epic fantasy's finest
Tor.com on the Moontide Quartet
Vivid, dynamic characters and terrific world building . . . Readers of epic fantasy should definitely check out this series
Bibliosanctum on the Moontide Quartet
Represents modern epic fantasy at its best.
Fantasy Book Critic on the Moontide Quartet
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 the Moontide Quartet
The writing is crisp, the characters full of vigour and desires which when they become banded together really gives the story something to focus upon as the bonds grow stronger
Falcata Times on the Moontide Quartet
Hair is adept at building characters as well as worlds, and his attention to his female players is welcome in a genre that too often excludes them
Kirkus Reviews
I continue to be impressed by the way Hair takes some very familiar, almost trite, ideas and spins them in a new way. Epic fantasy is not dying my friends, it is just moving in new directions
Fantasy Review Barn on Unholy War
For anyone looking for a new sprawling fantasy epic to stick their teeth into, Empress Of The Fall is an ultimately satisfying journey into a fascinating and chaotic landscape
SciFiNow
I enjoyed the characters and their struggles and schemes . . . Classic immersive fantasy
Ribbon Reviews
Adult fantasy lovers who enjoy historical fiction and intricate political plots will love this book . . . Epic
Boho Mind
"Empress" is a sprawling epic fantasy of grandiose proportions . . . with a hearty taste of blood and gore, and plenty of vicious politics
Angela Oliver, author of Fellowship of the Ringtails
A book that really does give . . . a cracking start
Falcata Times
It isn't often that I find a fantasy brick as enjoyable as this one; it's been quite a while in fact, and I think I can safely commend this series to lovers of the genre, as one that will satisfy and yet leave the reader ready for more
Jaqui Smith, A Kiwi’s Book Review

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