From the Gemmell Award-winning author of THE VAGRANT, a thrilling new series of power, intrigue, and magic.
Creatures lurk in the endless forests of the Wild, plucking victims from those who scratch a living by the sides of the great Godroads, paths of crystal which provide refuge from the infernal tide.
Humanity’s protectors reign within crystal castles held aloft on magical currents – seven timeless royal families, born and reborn into flawless bodies. As immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names, they fight to hold the Wild at bay. For generations a fragile balance has held.
AND THE DAMNED…
House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and grief. Their hunting expeditions against the Wild are failing and entire villages have begun to disappear.
Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
‘A unique world’
Robin Hobb, bestselling author of ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE
‘A compelling, vivid and skilfully crafted tale’
PRAISE FOR THE VAGRANT TRILOGY:
★★★★★ 'For fans of classic science-fiction literature, this is a must-read’
★★★★ 'Come visit this brilliantly imaginative land of winged swords and broken solar cells’
About the author
PETER NEWMAN is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Vagrant Trilogy: The Vagrant, The Malice, The Seven. He sometimes pretends to be a butler for the Tea and Jeopardy podcast, which he co-writes and for which he won a Hugo Award in 2017. His first book, The Vagrant, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award in 2016 for best Fantasy Debut of the Year. Peter writes for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series and will first appear in Knaves Over Queens. He has also written for the computer game Albion Online. He lives in Somerset.