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Gods of the Wyrdwood: The Forsaken Trilogy, Book 1

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356517230

Price: £20

ON SALE: 29th June 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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Ours is a land of many gods, and we are a people with the ability to pick the worst of them.

Cahan du Nahare is known as the forester – a humble man who can nonetheless navigate the dangerous Deepforest like no-one else. But once he was more. Once he was a warrior.

Udinny serves the goddess of the lost, a goddess of the small and helpless. When she ventures into the Deepforest to find a missing child, Cahan will be her guide.

But in a land at war, in a forest full of monsters – Cahan will need to choose between his past life and the one he leads now – and his choice will have consequences for his entire world.

Gods of the Wyrdwood is book one in a new fantasy trilogy set within the bounds of a forest straight out of darkest folklore – with outlaws fighting an evil empire and warring deities. RJ Barker is the British Fantasy Society Award-winning author of The Bone Ships and Age of Assassins.

*****

‘An experienced novelist at the top of his game – this is Avatar meets Dune, on shrooms’
SFX (rated five stars)

‘A splendid fantasy work, full of RJ’s trademark invention. Highly recommended’
Adrian Tchaikovsky

‘Utterly immersive . . . there’s is still so much more left to explore in this world, and I cannot wait to return’
Fantasy Hive

‘Barker has created a beautiful world that balances the dark and deadly with just the right amount of hope’
Grimdark Magazine

‘A fascinating, compelling novel… with epic themes, epically strange worldbuilding, and excellent action scenes. I’m very much looking forward to the next instalment’
Locus

‘A sweeping story of destiny and redemption. Weighty, deliberate, tender and brutal, this is a big, wonderful book and an utterly involving read’
Daily Mail

‘A five star reading experience . . . the next book in this series cannot come soon enough’
The Fantasy Review

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Barker has created a beautiful world that balances the dark and deadly with just the right amount of hope
Grimdark Magazine
Utterly immersive . . . there's is still so much more left to explore in this world, and I cannot wait to return
Fantasy Hive
A five star reading experience . . . the next book in this series cannot come soon enough
The Fantasy Review
A splendid fantasy work, full of RJ's trademark invention. Highly recommended
Adrian Tchaikovsky
An experienced novelist at the top of his game - this is Avatar meets Dune, on shrooms
Five stars from SFX
A fascinating, compelling novel... with epic themes, epically strange worldbuilding, and excellent action scenes. I'm very much looking forward to the next instalment
Locus
A sweeping story of destiny and redemption. Weighty, deliberate, tender and brutal, this is a big, wonderful book and an utterly involving read
Daily Mail