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'A refreshing look at magic - featuring a heroine every reader will root for - from one of the smartest writers I know', says Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Demon Cycle

The upstart firm Foundryside is struggling to make it. Orso Igancio and his star employee, former thief Sancia Grado, are accomplishing brilliant things with scriving, the magical art of encoding sentience into everyday objects, but it's not enough. The massive merchant houses of Tevanne won't tolerate competition, and they're willing to do anything to crush Foundryside.

But even the merchant houses of Tevanne might have met their match. An immensely powerful and deadly entity has been resurrected in the shadows of Tevanne, one that's not interested in wealth or trade routes: a hierophant, one of the ancient practitioners of scriving. And he has a great fascination for Foundryside, and its employees - especially Sancia.

Now Sancia and the rest of Foundryside must race to combat this new menace, which means understanding the origins of scriving itself - before the hierophant burns Tevanne to the ground.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 42mm | 619g
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786487896
  • 9781786487896
  • 52,291

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Shorefall maintains the all-action, techno-magic-mayhem of the first, while upping the ante on epic stakes, compelling characters, and the mind-bending worldbuilding that is the author's trademark * The Fantasy Hive * A good and absorbing continuation of the Founders trilogy * Blue Book Balloon * Brings an intricate, sciencey magic system to the crime party . . . The action is energising, the story is self-contained, and the world is made of pure, gleeful imagination * SFX on Foundryside * Inventive, immersive and thrilling, Foundryside is a fascinating look at how our best intentions can be corrupted -
and how wickedly awesome and terrifying gravity belts can be. Do yourself a favour and pick this up * Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles * Funny, exciting, pacy and gory, this terrific debut promises greater things to come * Daily Mail on Foundryside * A compelling treatise on power and its misuse * Guardian on Foundryside * Foundryside will not disappoint. It's a world like no other, a concept like no other and a read like no other * The Book Bag on Foundryside * Absolutely riveting . . . I felt fully, utterly engaged by the ideas, and in awe of Bennett's craft. A magnificent, mind-blowing start to a series I'm hungry for * Amal El-Mohtar, co-author of This is How You Lose the Time War, in the New York Times * Complex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe! * Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter on Foundryside * The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists * Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer on Foundryside *
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About Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.
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1,349 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 48% (650)
4 36% (489)
3 13% (171)
2 3% (36)
1 0% (3)
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