The Broken Isles

The Broken Isles

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War spills into the Boreal Archipelago, as two rival cultures bring their eternal battle into this adjacent realm. Fresh from a military victory, Commander Brynd Lathraea plans to rebuild the city of Villiren, where he is confronted with a dilemma. There are friendly forces who have no other choice but to live alongside his own people, and their numbers will be required to fight in the looming conflict. The commander turns politician as he seeks to build bridges and embrace mysterious new technologies to further his ambitions. However, many in Villiren are sceptical of aliens coming to their city, tensions run high, and even the dream of a peaceful future brings with it inevitable clashes of beliefs. Meanwhile, Villjamur has been destroyed. A vast swathe of refugees from the legendary city are now on the run from an immense alien presence in the sky. Villages are being cleared and people are dying en masse. And Inquisitor Fulcrom finds himself at the helm of an operation to aid the refugee exodus to the coast, but it's a race against time before this threatened genocide is complete. Ancient civilisations line up on the field of battle. Exotic creatures and a possible god walk alongside citizens of the Empire. As the Legends of the Red Sun series draws to a close, there will be one final and immense conflict to decide the fate of multiple cultures forever. Praise for the Legends of the Red Sun series: 'Newton combines strange and vivid creations with very real and pressing concerns ...estimable commitment and passion' China Mieville, 'Fantasy with vast scope and ambition' Guardian, 'A deft melding of murder mystery, gang warfare, corrupt politics and full-blown war' SFXshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 38mm | 639.56g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0230750079
  • 9780230750074
  • 504,734

About Mark Charan Newton

Mark Charan Newton was born in 1981, and holds a degree in Environmental Science. After working in bookselling, he moved into publishing, working on film and media tie-in fiction, and later, science fiction and fantasy. He currently lives and works in Nottingham. For more information and updates, visit his website www.markcnewton.comshow more