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Epic, involving and thrillingly imagined - the powerful new fantasy novel by the acclaimed author of the bestselling THE CITY.

The emperor is dead…long live the emperor!
The fervent hope of the victorious rebels and the survivors of the uprising that liberated the City from tyranny is that the accession of Archange to the imperial throne will usher in a new era of freedom, peace and stability. If only that were so...
As the the City struggles to return to something resembling normal life after the devastation brought on by the rebellion, word arises of a massive army gathering to the north. No one knows where it has come from or who leads it, but it soon becomes apparent that its sole purpose is to destroy the City and annihilate all - man, woman and child - who live within its battered walls. And while warriors go forth to fight and die on the battlefield in defence of their homeland and all that they believe in, bitter family feuds and ancient rivalries, political and personal betrayals, and mindless murder surface within the palaces and corridors of power: it seems the City is under siege - from both without and within . . .
With this new novel, Stella Gemmell brings the astonishing story of the City to a spectacular climax and confirms her place as a master of the genre.

Reviews

Packed with shock twists, revelations and action . . . you’ll be left breathless

SFX magazine

Fantastic . . . a major new voice in the Fantasy genre

PARMENION BOOKS

Great fantasy, beautifully written and what a tale it told!

RAES RANDOM RAMBLINGS

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552168977

    February 27, 2017

    Corgi

    736 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780593071496

    April 18, 2016

    Bantam Press

    576 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9780593071489

    April 15, 2016

    Bantam Press

    576 pages

    RRP $65.00

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  • EBook

    9781448154418

    March 24, 2016

    Transworld Digital

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Also by Stella Gemmell

The City
Troy: Fall Of Kings

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