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The Sword Falls
04 Mar 2021 * HARDBACK * £20 * 9781786696922

Prince Oliver Dawn Claw, heir to the Kingdom of the Four Claws, is thrust into a world he doesn't understand as he waits for his father to die. Meanwhile, Adeline Brand refuses to wait, and enters a fight she doesn't know if she can win.

Fiction / FM (Fantasy)
Extent: 512 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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The Glass Breaks
Also in Form and Void series
The Sword FallsForm and Void, 2by A.J. Smith

'Best described as George R.R. Martin meets H.P. Lovecraft, The Glass Breaks is a fine example of British fantasy writing at its most entertaining' Guardian

A MAN OF THE DAWN CLAW WILL BE THE ALWAYS KING.

It will ever be so. They will always rule... but they will not always lead.

Prince Oliver Dawn Claw, heir to the Kingdom of the Four Claws, is thrust into a world he doesn't understand as he waits for his father to die. Away from home, with few allies – and too many enemies – he faces a new and otherworldly threat from beneath the sea. Alliances break and masks fall, as the Dark Brethren reveal their true master.

Meanwhile, Adeline Brand – called the Alpha Wolf – refuses to wait, and becomes the edge of the sword that swings back at the Dreaming God. Assembling allies and crushing resistance, she enters a fight she doesn't know if she can win, as the sea begins to rise.

PRAISE FOR A.J. SMITH:

'An epic feat of world-building from one of British fantasy's most innovative voices' Bookseller

'British fantasy writing at its most entertaining' Guardian

'Interesting and enticing, deftly sidesteps fantasy cliché and thrusts you towards the next installment' SFX

A.J. Smith is the author of the Long War series, as well as the first two books in the Form & Void trilogy: The Sword Falls and The Glass Breaks. When not writing fiction, he works in secondary education as a youth worker.

Critically acclaimed British fantasy author.

THE RED PRINCE was an #1 Ebook bestseller.

MARKET: George R.R. Martin; Brandon Sanderson; Robert Jordan.


'A fabulous example of the Sword & Sorcery fantasy genre first launched back in the 1930s by the legendary author Robert E. Howard ... A simply riveting read from cover to cover and a 'must' for all dedicated action/adventure fantasy fans. An impressively original and inherently entertaining story with all manner of memorable characters and unexpected plot twists' MidWest Book Review

PRAISE FOR A.J. SMITH:
'Suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawals? A.J. Smith's twisted fantasy series has enough renegade clerics, murderous assassins, and unholy pacts and feuds to soothe even the most passionate fan's fever' Foreword Reviews.
'Sieges, catapults, battles, longswords, beheadings a-plenty, profanity and rather bloody mayhem. Brilliant' SFFWorld.
'High fantasy, military exploits, and touches of an almost Lovecraftian mythos' Publishers Weekly.
'Epic fantasy at its scary, fun, sarcastic, shock-laden best' The Bookbag.
'Fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie will find much to like in this bloody, grimdark fantasy'
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