The Obsidian Tower
Rooks and Ruin, Book One
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'This is a truly excellent fantasy and an epic beginning for a new trilogy' Locus
One woman will either save an entire continent or completely destroy it in a captivating epic fantasy bursting with intrigue and ambition, questioned loyalties and broken magic.
'Guard the tower, ward the stone. Find your answers writ in bone. Keep your trust through wits or war - nothing must unseal the door.'
Deep within Gloamingard Castle lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years.
As Warden, Ryxander knows the warning passed down through generations: nothing must unreal the Door. But one impetuous decision will leave her with blood on her hands - and unleash a threat that could doom the world to fall to darkness.
'A must-read for lovers of high fantasy' C. L. Polk, World Fantasy Award-winning author Witchmark
'The Obsidian Tower is a masterpiece of character driven fantasy . . . I was enthralled from the first page ' Fantasy Book Review
'With this novel, Melissa Caruso solidifies herself as one of my favourite authors. The Obsidian Tower is a masterpiece of character driven fantasy . . . I was enthralled from the first page' Fantasy Book Review
The road to the Nine Hells is paved not with good intentions but with political and personal ambition in this no-holds-barred epic fantasy, the first in Caruso's Rooks and Ruins trilogy set in the same universe as her Swords and Fire series. Ryxander was appointed Warden of Gloamingard Castle by her grandmother, the Lady of Owls, and tasked with keeping its menacing Black Tower sealed. While mediating a conflict between the Serene Empire of Raverra and the neighboring Alevar, Ryx is tricked into using her life-draining magic to open the Black Tower's gate, in the process accidentally killing a meddling Alevar representative and unleashing a demon from the Nine Hells. Surrounded by angry diplomats, inquisitive mages, and a vengeful Shrike Lord, Ryx desperately works to control the Black Tower's magic before the nations of Vaskandar and the Serene Empire go to war to claim its power. The intricate, colorful world is vividly described ("Gloamingard was really several castles caught in the act of devouring each other") and anchored by the raw emotions of the diverse cast. Caruso's new series is off to a promising start.