Empire in Black and Gold

Empire in Black and Gold

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 18/02/2021
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Empire in Black and Gold is the first instalment in the critically-acclaimed epic fantasy series Shadows of the Apt from the award-winning author of Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky.

The days of peace are over . . .

The Lowlands’ city states have lived in peace for decades, hailed as bastions of civilization. Yet that peace is about to end. A distant empire has been conquering neighbours with highly trained soldiers and sophisticated combat techniques. And the city states are its desirable new prize.

Only the ageing Stenwold Maker – spymaster, artificer and statesman – foresees the threat, as the empires’ armies march ever closer. So it falls upon his shoulders to open the eyes of the cities’ leaders. He sees that war will sweep through their lands, destroying everything in its path.

But to warn his people, he must stay alive . . .

Empire in Black and Gold is followed by the second book in the Shadows of the Apt series, Dragonfly Falling.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529050264
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Weight: 428g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 40 mm

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Empire in Black and Gold
Just do it, you’ll thank yourself later
The Shadows Of The Apt is one of my favourite fantasy series and Empire in Black and Gold is such a great opener. Set in the shadow of a growing empire in ... READ MORE
Rob S