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Crowfall : The Raven's Mark Book Three

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Crowfall is a gritty epic fantasy for fans of Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch and Daniel Polansky.

A sorceress cataclysm has hit the Range, the final defensive line between the Republic and the immortal Deep Kings.

Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the Republic, lies broken. The Blackwing captains who serve them are being picked off one by one, and even immortals have learned what it means to die. Meanwhile the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war.

Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all.

He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. It has grown within him - changed him - but all power comes with a price, and now the ghosts of his past, formerly confined to the Misery, walk with him everywhere.

They will even follow him, and the few surviving Blackwing captains, on one final mission into the darkness.


Praise for Ed McDonald:


'One of the best books I read this year' FANTASY BOOK REVIEW

'A real fantastical page-turner' SciFiNow

'This story moves at an (ahem) spellbinding pace' SFX MAGAZINE

'Fabulously inventive and at times horrifyingly funny and action packed' MORNING STAR

'One of the biggest fantasy debuts of the year' THE BOOK BAG

'A very impressive debut, with complex characters and an imaginative setting' SFF WORLD

'Ed McDonald has taken something old and made it new . . . it's epic' FANTASY BOOK CRITIC
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 44mm | 700g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1473222095
  • 9781473222090
  • 17,493

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Vivid characters, visceral combat and a twist of an ending that I really should have seen coming and didn't (wizards are bastards and here's the proof). Brilliant use of magic as technology, too, like lightbulbs and water heaters. Excellent gender representation . . . Suffice to say, I bloody loved it and I am officially an Ed McDonald fan. He deserves to go far. * Elspeth Cooper, author of THE SONGS OF THE EARTH * Vivid characters, visceral combat and a twist of an ending that I really should have seen coming and didn't (wizards are bastards and here's the proof). Brilliant use of magic as technology, too, like lightbulbs and water heaters. Excellent gender representation . . . Suffice to say, I bloody loved it and I am officially an Ed McDonald fan. He deserves to go far. * Elspeth Cooper, author of THE SONGS OF THE EARTH * I heartily recommend this. * Adrian Selby, author of Snakewood * Overall, Blackwing is a fast paced novel that is likely to become a classic within the genre. It can be read as a self-contained story, but with a clear opening for the series to continue. This is the best debut novel in the genre this year. A joy to read. * STARBURST * A very impressive debut, with complex characters and an imaginative setting that does much to impress the reader. * SFF WORLD * Ed McDonald is an author to watch out for. I don't say things like this lightly. I read a lot of fantasy, and I don't hesitate to say that this will be one of the biggest fantasy debuts of the year. McDonald has given us the first instalment of what looks to be a very interesting series. * THE BOOK BAG * An impressive work of fantasy, and one I think we'll be hearing more about. Highly recommended. * SF AND F REVIEWS * Guaranteed already, this will be one of the best books I will read this year. * FANTASY BOOK REVIEW *
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About Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald has spent many years moving between different professions, cities and countries, but the only thing any of them share in common is that they have allowed him enough free time to write. He currently lives in London, a city that provides him with constant inspiration. When he's not wrangling with misbehaving plot lines he can usually be found fencing with longswords, rapiers and pollaxes.
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