Map's Edge

Map's Edge : The Tethered Citadel Book 1

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Follow a renegade sorcerer off the edge of the map, in a thrilling adventure perfect for fans of Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson and Sebastien de Castell . . .

Soldier, sorcerer and exiled nobleman Raythe Vyre has run out of places to hide. When the all-conquering Bolgravian Empire invaded, Raythe grabbed his daughter Zar and after taking part in a disastrous rebellion, they washed up on the edge of the continent.

Now he's found a chance of redemption for himself and the precociously talented Zar: a map showing a hitherto unknown place that's rich in istariol, the rare mineral that fuels sorcery. Mining it will need people, but luckily there are plenty of outcasts, ne'er-do-wells and loners desperate enough to brave haunted roads through the ruins of an ancient, long-dead civilisation, to seek wealth and freedom.

But the Bolgravian Empire is not about to let anyone defy it - and even out here, at the edge of the map, implacable imperial agent Toran Zorne has caught Raythe's scent.

The hunt is on . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 32mm | 300g
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529401925
  • 9781529401929
  • 604,660

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For anyone looking for a new sprawling fantasy epic to stick their teeth into, Empress Of The Fall is an ultimately satisfying journey into a fascinating and chaotic landscape * SciFiNow on Empress of the Fall * Promises to recall epic fantasy's finest * on the Moontide Quartet * Represents modern epic fantasy at its best * Fantasy Book Critic on the Moontide Quartet * A page-turning adventure filled with excitement and intriguing characters. For those loving an epic fantasy with plenty of sword-fights, gun-play, bare-fisted combat and battles between sorcerers, this book's for you * Amazing Stories * I thoroughly enjoyed this magic- and quest-filled fantasy. I love the way David Hair writes . . . and the world he has created is a very solid one that holds the story perfectly * Dawn's Book Reviews * There's a lot of cool stuff, ancient civilisations, magic, a heist, personal loss, love, and humour. I enjoyed this so much * Alalhambra Book Reviews * A fast-paced, entertaining read, set within a world that I want to explore more of * Beneath A Thousand Skies * Hair is a talented storyteller and Map's Edge a satisfying and fun read, entertaining and rewarding that will sate the appetite of any fantasy lover looking for an epic adventure * The Tattooed Book Geek * Hair fills the journey with enough internal and external threats that the pace never feels slow . . . an entertaining novel * SciFi Online * A cracking fantasy adventure! * S.J. HIGBEE, author of The Sunblinded Trilogy * The plot is unique, surprises showing themselves at every turn. For those loving an epic fantasy, with plenty of bare-fisted combat, this book is for you * DL GARDNER, author of Ian's Realm Saga and A Tale of the Four Wizards. * The world-building is rich and seamlessly embedded into the story [and] David Hair delivered in plot just as well . . . I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a story full of plot twists and a high-tension struggle for survival! * THE DIGRESSIVE APPROACH * David's world-building is exquisite. Map's Edge is the kind of fast-paced, fun read that mixes up the best of what epic fantasy has to offer. David has once again created an endearing bunch of toughies, up against towering odds stacked up, amongst them, bringing in myriad dangers caused by the vagaries of Mother Nature and traitorous human factions. This is an adventure set in a well-realised world filled with magic and wonders, about an impossible journey undertaken by a bunch of renegades, stirring up the embers of a revolution. If you like your fantasy infused with magic, explosive action and rogue, flawed heroes, Map's Edge, the first instalment in an exciting new series by David Hair, definitely fits the bill. Recommended! * SMORGASBORD FANTASIA * Impressive * THE BOOK LOVER'S BOUDOIR *
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About David Hair

David Hair, an award-winning writer of fantasy, has been inspired by his travels around the globe. He was born in New Zealand, spent time in Britain, Europe and India (which inspired THE MOONTIDE and SUNSURGE QUARTETS and the RAVANA series). After some years in Bangkok, Thailand, he and his wife returned to Wellington, New Zealand, where they are now settled (for the time being). His epic fantasy sagas THE MOONTIDE QUARTET and THE SUNSURGE QUARTET and the YA saga THE RETURN OF RAVANA, his retelling of the Indian epic The Ramayana, are all published by Jo Fletcher Books, as is his new fantasy adventure series, THE THETHERED CITADEL: Map's Edge, World's Edge and Sorcerer's Edge.
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100 ratings
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4 42% (42)
3 20% (20)
2 6% (6)
1 2% (2)
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