A dead boy emerged from next to the wardrobe. Thirteen or thereabouts, he wore an old-fashioned green blazer, grey shorts, a mucky white shirt and a stained black tie. A buzz cut of ginger hair completed the picture.
There's a new serial killer on the streets of Manchester - and only a dead cop can stop them.
Some say that to change the world you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be tested in the crucible of revolution: the Breakers and Burners have seized the levers of power, the smoke of riots has replaced the smog of industry, and all must submit to the wisdom of crowds.
Fleeing the 'wolves' - the xenocidal alien machines known as Inhibitors - he has protected his family and community from attack for forty years, sheltering in the caves of an airless, battered world called Michaelmas.
If you're a fan of authors like Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson and R.F. Kuang then this first book in the Pact and Pattern might very well suit your tastes.
Published by Gollancz, The Tower of Fools is the first book in a new series. It'll be followed by Warriors of God, which will be out in October. Not long to wait.
The free event will be a chance to hear from Ben Aaronovitch, Joanne Harris, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Garth Nix, Nalini Singh, M. John Harrison, and Gollancz's 2021 debut authors.
Kristen Ciccarelli's story is set in a fantasy world. If you look closely, there are dragons, but it almost doesn't matter.
Empire of Silence is the début novel from Christopher Ruocchio and “The Name of the Wind” meets “Dune” is how some people are describing it, which is no mean feat! I think this is an excellent way to summarise the feel and the scope of the sci-fi.…
Sharp Ends is a collection of short stories and is my introduction to Joe Abercrombie’s World of the First Law. I’m not sure how to tackle Sharp Ends. Let’s begin with the important stuff; I really enjoyed it.…