The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn

The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn : Kingdom of Grit, Book Two

4.55 (29 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-11 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.
Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

The second novel in an action-packed epic fantasy series set in a world with dragon-fuelled magic, where master con artist Ardor Benn must infiltrate a centuries old secret organisation to find a missing royal heir

Ardor Benn saved civilisation from imminent destruction, but his efforts brought war to the kingdom. It is believed that the rightful rulers have all been assassinated. However, a young heir might have survived.

An ancient organisation known as The Realm is behind the chaos, working from the shadows. Under the anonymity of masks, information is distributed sparingly. Ard's been hired to infiltrate them, but he's got competition from an old friend. One who's set to prove she's better than the self-proclaimed 'Ruse Artist Extraordinaire.'

If Ard can't find the heir, then his world may again approach ruin. Stopping the complete and utter collapse of civilisation is quickly becoming Ard's speciality.

Praise for The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn:

'I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have read in years!' A Fantastical Librarian on The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn

'A cracking introduction to a new fantasy world that demands further exploration' SFX

'A fun, terrific read I heartily recommend' David Dalglish, author of A Dance of Cloaks

'If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you . . . Highly recommended' The Eloquent Page

'The plot and world of this book are one of a kind . . . a very impressive debut' The Quill to Live

'From start to finish this is an amazing read' The Book Plank
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 48mm | 480g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356511014
  • 9780356511016
  • 121,653

Review Text

Mission Impossible, but with magic, dragons and a series of heists that go from stealing a crown to saving the world. A fun, terrific read I heartily recommend David Dalglish, on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN
show more

Review quote

In general, a classic heist. In detail, a marvelously, clever plotted and genius story . . . From start to finish this is an amazing read -- THE BOOK PLANK on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN The plot and world of this book are one of a kind . . . a very impressive debut -- THE QUILL TO LIVE on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN This one is for all you fans of Scott Lynch and Marshall Ryan Maresca eager to meet your next favorite fantasy ne'er-do-well -- B&N SCI-FI AND FANTASY BLOG on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN The first act is a high spirited caper as Ardor and his team infiltrate the royal court. The tone turns darker and more violent in the second act as they head to an island where dragons roost . . . a cracking introduction to a new fantasy world that demands further exploration -- SFX on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN Commendable adult fantasy debut . . . fun, entertaining and has a unique magic system . . . pretty darn cool -- BOOKNEST on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN A platinum rogue and no mistake, I defy anyone to not be won over by Ard's charms . . . I had a great time reading this novel. The characters are loads of fun and the plot is so twisty and turny that if it were a baked good it would be a pretzel. If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you . . . Highly recommended -- THE ELOQUENT PAGE on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have read in years! -- A FANTASTICAL LIBRARIAN on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN Mission Impossible, but with magic, dragons and a series of heists that go from stealing a crown to saving the world. A fun, terrific read I heartily recommend -- David Dalglish, on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN
show more

About Tyler Whitesides

Tyler Whitesides is the author of the bestselling children's series, Janitors, and The Wishmakers. The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is his adult debut. When he's not writing, Tyler enjoys playing percussion, hiking, fly fishing, cooking and theatre. He lives in the mountains of northern Utah with his wife and son.
show more

Rating details

29 ratings
4.55 out of 5 stars
5 66% (19)
4 24% (7)
3 10% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X