The Iron Ghost

The Iron Ghost

4.13 (1,090 ratings by Goodreads)
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A simple fetch quest turns into something much more when ancient magic intervenes-the "highly anticipated" follow up to the "entertaining" epic fantasy, The Copper Promise (The Guardian)

Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of suddenly being very much in demand for their services.

When a job comes up in the distant city of Skaldshollow, it looks like easy coin: retrieve a stolen item, admire the views, get paid. But in a place twisted and haunted by ancient magic-and with the most infamous mage of them all, Joah Demonsworn, making a reappearance-our heroes soon find themselves threatened by enemies on all sides, old and new. And in the frozen mountains, the stones are walking . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 33mm | 508g
  • Botley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857665790
  • 9780857665799
  • 1,410,541

Review quote

"Williams has thrown out the rulebook and injected a fun tone into epic fantasy without lightening or watering down the excitement and adventure. Indeed, The Iron Ghost has its fairly brutal moments, like the best epic fantasy, but is shot through with a very contemporary sensibility. Highly recommended."
-The Independent

"A highly inventive, vibrant high fantasy with a cast you can care about; fast-moving enough to ensure there is never a dull moment, but with sufficient depth to feel the outcome matters."
-British Fantasy Society

"The highly anticipated sequel to the entertaining The Copper Promise, which featured appealing leads with a tendency to put self-interest ahead of heroism."
-The Guardian

"I loved this novel. It's a very smooth read, and I found myself turning the pages late into the night, unable to sleep without seeing what happened next."
-Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

"Williams's storytelling abilities are on full display here as is her great ability with character development and character interactions."
-SFF World

"Jen Williams is a force to be reckoned with. This modern fantasy is epic in scale but never loses the focus on her beloved characters. Pick it up for the fantasy but stay for the frankly incredible writing. Williams stands up on her own against some of the powerhouses like Sanderson and Jordan."
-San Franciso Book Review
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About Jen Williams

Jen Williams lives in London with her partner and their cat. She started writing about pirates and dragons as a young girl and has never stopped. Her short stories have featured in numerous anthologies and she was nominated for Best Newcomer in the 2015 British Fantasy Awards.

Author hometown: London, UK
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Rating details

1,090 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 35% (378)
4 46% (503)
3 17% (184)
2 2% (22)
1 0% (3)
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