The Hand of the Sun King: The British Fantasy Award-nominated fantasy epic

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Description

Emperor Tenet is slowly pulling all people into the Sienese Empire. Their magics are forfeit, their ways cast aside. Wen Alder must play a dangerous game if he wants to protect his people, as he enters the service of the empire to learn all its magical secrets.

' The closest I've ever come to finding something comparable to The Name of the Wind ' The Chronicler

My name is Wen Alder. My name is Foolish Cur.

All my life, I have been torn between two legacies: my father's whose family trace their roots back to the right hand of the Emperor. My mother's whose family want to bring the Empire to its knees.

I can choose between them - between the safety of empire or the freedom of rebellion - or I can seek out a better path . . . one filled with magic and secrets, unbound by suffocating legacy, but one which could shake my world to its very foundation.

For my quest will bring me face to face with the gods themselves. And they have been watching. Waiting to make their move . . .

The first book in the Pact and Pattern series. Fans of Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn and R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War will love the magic running through every page.

Readers can't get enough of The Hand of the Sun King:

'Brilliantly told and immediately engrossing' Andrea Stewart, critically acclaimed author of The Bone Shard Emperor

' The closest I've ever come to finding something comparable to The Name of the Wind ' The Chronicler

'Seriously, this book has everything . . . Companionship, love, betrayal, grief, despair , self-realization, sacrifice, oppression, colonialism and much much more . . . a beautiful and breathtaking fantasy work ' Goodreads reviewer,

'A captivating epic of conflicted loyalties and dangerous ambition' Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Pariah

'I cannot praise this book highly enough, it's just brilliant' Fantasy Book Nerd

'Greathouse's writing flows like silk . . . with some of my favourite fantasy elements including a complex magic system, a coming of age story, a morally conflicted protagonist, ancient and mysterious gods and a massive world-spanning empire. An enchanting, intimate yet spacious world full of magic, intricate detail and richly imagined fantasy elements ' Goodreads reviewer,

'The magic system is complex and fascinating . . . also, J.T. Greathouse's prose is beautiful and poetic . . . It has an intricate plot. political manoeuvring, and tragic events that Robin Hobb's fans would love ' Goodreads reviewer,

'I felt fear and excitement and never being able to predict what was to come next aided in my helpless immersion into this story. I'm so eager to continue on with this already incredible series' Goodreads reviewer,

'Alder is a phenomenal main character to follow . . . As close to a perfect debut as any fantasy fan could ask for' Goodreads reviewer,

'An exciting new voice in epic fantasy' SFX

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.54
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781473232891

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