The Path of Anger
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The Path of Anger : The Book and the Sword: 1

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There will be blood. There will be death. This is the path of anger.

Dun-Cadal has been drinking his life away for years. Betrayed by his friends - who turned their back on their ideals in favour of a new republic - and grief-stricken at the loss of his apprentice, who saved his life on the battlefield and whom he trained as a knight in exchange, he's done with politics, with adventure, and with people.

But people aren't finished with him - not yet. Viola is a young historian looking for the last Emperor's sword, and her search not only brings her to Dun-Cadal, it's also going to embroil them both in a series of assassinations. Because Dun-Cadal's turncoat friends are being murdered, one by one ... By someone who kills in the unmistakable style of an Imperial assassin ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 32mm | 360g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575130822
  • 9780575130821
  • 878,080

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A club sandwich of present-day action and flashback explainers that blend into each other to keep the pacing brisk. Dean Evans SFX Magazine 20140101
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The Path of Anger is a much richer, darker and subtler story than a mere quest novel. * SFF World * Rouaud's slow reveal of the backstory promises intriguing future volumes of fantasy noir with a distinctly continental sensibility. -- Eric Brown * The Guardian * The Path of Anger has outstanding writing style - I would say arguably better than anything in contemporary secondary world fantasy genre - superbly drawn characters and narrative momentum. * fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co.uk * Rouaud has a talent for character depiction. -- Daniel Cairns * SciFi Now * A club sandwich of present-day action and flashback explainers that blend into each other to keep the pacing brisk. -- Dean Evans * SFX Magazine *
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About Antoine Rouaud

Antoine Rouaud is a major new player in the fantasy genre. He lives in Nantes, and this is his debut novel.
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603 ratings
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4 36% (217)
3 29% (177)
2 11% (64)
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