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Age of Ash

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356515427

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 17th February 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***
‘ATMOSPHERIC AND FASCINATING’ Joe Abercrombie
‘SPECTACULAR’ Django Wexler

From New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author Daniel Abraham, co-author of the Expanse, comes a monumental epic fantasy trilogy that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year, where every story matters, and the fate of the city is woven from them all.

Kithamar is a centre of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold. This is Alys’s.

When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives.

Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.


Praise for Daniel Abraham:

‘EVERYTHING I LOOK FOR IN A FANTASY’ George R. R. Martin

‘A RICH, SATISFYINGLY COMPLEX EPIC FANTASY’ Publishers Weekly

‘PREPARE TO BE SHOCKED, STARTLED AND ENTERTAINED’ Locus

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Reviews

Much like The Expanse, Age of Ash is an incredible exercise in realistic and detailed world building
GEEKLYINC on AGE OF ASH
Kithamar is a spectacular creation, a city brought to life by dance, intricate worldbuilding and subtle magic. Fans of Scott Lynch . . . will enjoy this one
Django Wexler, author of ASHES OF THE SUN
Abraham's prose is beautiful and the early chapters where he is building the city for the reader were a joy to read
GRIMDARK MAGAZINE on AGE OF ASH
This outstanding series debut . . . instantly hooks readers with dual mysteries . . Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequel
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Daniel Abraham builds this world up with all the confident craftsmanship you'd expect from an author of his pedigree . . . So hang on to your cloak and dagger, Kithamar is in the hands of a pro.
SFX
Everything I look for in a fantasy
George R.R. Martin on THE DRAGON'S PATH
An atmospheric and fascinating tapestry, woven with skill and patience
Joe Abercrombie, Sunday Times bestselling author of A LITTLE HATRED
This new work bears the hallmark of a great Abraham work: intricate and dirty schemes enacted by initially sympathetic characters who make self-serving choices that they will eventually come to regret, but often too late to change course
KIRKUS on AGE OF ASH
It's clear with this first in the Kithamar Trilogy that Abraham is on his way to giving us yet another must-read series
FANTASY LITERATURE on AGE OF ASH
Prepare to be shocked, startled, and entertained
Locus on THE DRAGON'S PATH
There's plenty of intrigue and politics, mostly seen through the eyes of people in well over their heads, and Abraham's latest is certainly an intriguing introduction to a series, hinting at plenty of larger events to come
BOOKLIST on AGE OF ASH
Age of Ash is a stunningly written, character driven story, centred on thieves, grief, and dark magic. Abraham certainly knows how to enchant his readers and transport them to the city of Kithamar, a place of beauty and of forbidding secrets
FANTASY HIVE on AGE OF ASH
The character stories in Age of Ash are phenomenal . . . Abraham is one of the most creative and original authors in the genre . . . I can't wait to learn more about what lurks under the streets of Kithamar
QUILL TO LIVE on AGE OF ASH