The Bone Ships

The Bone Ships : Winner of the Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel

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'Excellent . . . one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years'
ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY

'Brilliant'
ROBIN HOBB, author of The Assassin's Apprentice

***Winner of the Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel***

TWO NATIONS AT WAR. A PRIZE BEYOND COMPARE.

For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war.
The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted.
Now the first dragon in centuries has been spotted in far-off waters, and both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war.

A brilliantly imagined saga of honour, glory, and warfare, The Bone Ships starts an epic new trilogy from David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker.

'A vividly realised high-seas epic that pulls you deep into its world and keeps you tangled there until the very last word'
EVAN WINTER, author of The Rage of Dragons


'An epic tale of duty and obligation and honour, and what bravery really means . . . I can't recommend it enough'
PETER MCLEAN, author of Priest of Bones


'A viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it'
TASHA SURI, author of Empire of Sand


'Swashbuckling awesomeness . . . a fascinating world and a twisty plot, both rooted in characters I came to care about. A definite winner'
JOHN GWYNNE, author of MALICE


'The Bone Ships has already built up plenty of anticipation - and with good reason ... Barker's previous series, the acclaimed The Wounded Kingdom Trilogy, was a powerhouse of gritty fantasy, and The Bone Ships promises to launch one of this season's greatest, grandest dragon sagas'
NPR
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 36mm | 360g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356511839
  • 9780356511832
  • 25,313

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Brilliant -- Robin Hobb A vividly realised high-seas epic that pulls you deep into its world and keeps you tangled there until the very last word -- Evan Winter, author of THE RAGE OF DRAGONS Excellent . . . one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years -- Adrian Tchaikovsky An epic tale of duty and obligation and honour, and what bravery really means... I can't recommend it enough -- Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES The Bone Ships is a viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it -- Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND I absolutely loved it. A whole lot of swashbuckling awesomeness by RJ Barker. He has crafted a fascinating world and a twisty plot, both rooted in characters I came to care about. A definite winner -- John Gwynne, author of MALICE The Bone Ships has already built up plenty of anticipation - and with good reason . . . Barker's previous series, the acclaimed The Wounded Kingdom Trilogy, was a powerhouse of gritty fantasy, and The Bone Ships promises to launch one of this season's greatest, grandest dragon sagas -- NPR The Bone Ships is a viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it -- Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND A clever and well-constructed tale, highly enjoyable and brimming with imagination * Tom Lloyd *
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About RJ Barker

RJ Barker lives in Leeds with his wife, son and a collection of questionable taxidermy, odd art, scary music and more books than they have room for. He grew up reading whatever he could get his hands on, and has always been 'that one with the book in his pocket'. Having played in a rock band before deciding he was a rubbish musician, RJ returned to his first love, fiction, to find he is rather better at that. As well as his debut epic fantasy series, the Wounded Kingdom trilogy (Age of Assassins, Blood of Assassins and King of Assassins) RJ has written short stories and historical scripts which have been performed across the country. He has the sort of flowing locks any cavalier would be proud of.
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Rating details

2,417 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 41% (1,001)
4 38% (907)
3 16% (379)
2 4% (92)
1 2% (38)
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