The start of a major new epic fantasy series from the internationally bestselling Australian author of The Innocent Mage.
Nobody is innocent. Every crown is tarnished. A royal child, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father s stolen throne. A bastard lord, uprising against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A duke s widow, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who d control them both. And two brothers, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery. All of this will come to pass, and the only certainty is that nothing will remain as it once was. As royal houses rise and fall, empires are reborn and friends become enemies, it becomes clear that much will be demanded of those who follow the path to power. A major new epic fantasy begins.
About the Author
Karen Miller was born in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Australia when she was two. Over the years she has held down a wide variety of jobs, including horse stud groom in Buckingham, England. As K.E. Mills, she is the author of the Rogue Agent series and, as Karen Miller, the trilogies Fisherman's Children and Godspeaker, and the duology The Innocent Mage.
The story is complex and engrossing; fans of George R. R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note. - Publishers WeeklyThe story's scale is impressive - but so is its tidiness. Every nice, leisurely chapter flows smoothly into the next. - Saturday PaperWell-constructed fantasy ... This is a dark fantasy that should appeal to fans of Game of Thrones. - RT Book ReviewsA truly epic read full of intrigue and betrayal anchored in wonderful characters - some I loved and some I loathed, but all I wanted to know more about. Whether it's combat, politics or human interaction Karen Miller is on the money. Loved it. - John Gwynne, author of MALICEBlood, dirt and backstabbing ... impressively elaborate and detailed ... this dark worldwill draw you in. - SciFiNowA writer who seems to set the rule for the genre - Waterstones Books Quarterly
Series: The Tarnished Crown
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 26th August 2014
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.7 x 5.1
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1