**Winner of the British Fantasy Award 2018 for Best Fantasy Novel**
The first in a blistering new trilogy from Jen Williams, acclaimed author of British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff.
'Fantasy adventure at its very best' Starburst
'Williams excels at eldritch world-building' Guardian
'An original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky
The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces - talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.
When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza 'Vintage' de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind.
But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure'lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall...
What readers are saying about THE NINTH RAIN:
'A great read with heart and soul and epic beasties'
'Brilliantly creative fantasy'
'Great pacing, top-notch writing, quality characterisation, plenty of action!'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first instalment of the Winnowing Flame trilogy is a dark and dynamic combination of magic, adventure and intrigue. When a motley trio featuring a spirited scholar, a debauched mercenary and a pyromaniac witch are drawn together, they become potential saviours of a derelict city facing its final destruction. A tale full of carefully measured suspense and action is made all the more compelling by the rich, well-drawn characters. We’re excited to dive into these fantasy realms again with the rest of the series.