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A DAEMONIC WARLORD ON THE RISE.
'5/5 stars' SFX Magazine
When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep's warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come in search of a new home . . .
Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire - if only its new mismatched society can survive.
THE START OF AN UNMISSABLE FANTASY SERIES.
'Vibrant and intricate worldbuilding' Matthew Ward
'Epic . . . powerful . . . I really, really can't recommend this one enough' Fantasy Inn
'Excellent characters and wonderful worldbuilding, with a wealth of interesting cultural collisions . . . I'm already excited for the next one!' Django Wexler
'Compelling . . . promises to be a watershed epic fantasy series. I loved it' Fantasy Book Review
The Black Coast is the first fantasy novel from critically acclaimed Games Workshop/Warhammer 40k author Mike Brooks. Look out for the sequel: The Splinter King.
With this marvelous series opener, sci-fi author Brooks (Dark Deeds) demonstrates that he's as skillful at fantasy epics as he is at space capers. Saana Sattistutar, chief of the Brown Eagle clan, has sailed her people from their island nation of Tjakorsha to distant Narida, fleeing the draug, a beast akin to a demon that has conquered most of their archipelago. The Tjakorshi have only ever raided the Naridan shore but now hope to settle among its people. When Naridan Daimon Blackcreek, adopted son of the thane of Black Keep, sees the overwhelming numbers of the Brown Eagles, he helps to subdue and capture his vengeance-hungry father to prevent bloodshed. Meanwhile, Princess Tila departs Narida's capital in the guise of her alter ego, criminal leader Livnya the Knife, travelling to Kiburu ce Alaba and seeing to it that the only other claimants to her brother's throne are assassinated. Brooks richly imagines the cultures of Narida, Tjakorsha, and Kiburu ce Alaba, and peoples them with multifaceted characters plus creatures suspiciously like dinosaurs. The many point of view characters create a tapestry of blood, honor, and survival. Any fan of epic fantasy will find something to love here, particularly readers of Raymond E. Feist or Victor Mil n. \n