The Stone Knife
For generations, the forests of Ixachipan have echoed with the clash of weapons, as nation after nation has fallen to the Empire of Songs - and to the unending, magical music that binds its people together. Now, only two free tribes remain.
The Empire is not their only enemy. Monstrous, scaled predators lurk in rivers and streams, with a deadly music of their own.
As battle looms, fighters on both sides must decide how far they will go for their beliefs and for the ones they love - a veteran general seeks peace through war, a warrior and a shaman set out to understand their enemies, and an ambitious noble tries to bend ancient magic to her will.
- Hardback | 608 pages
- 159 x 240 x 51mm | 850g
- 26 Nov 2020
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
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Sam Hawke, author of CITY OF LIES
'A brilliant, grim, and joyous opening to a bloody new trilogy'
Stewart Hotston, author of TANGLE'S GAME
'An epic tale about the bloody repercussions of expansionism. THE STONE KNIFE explores the cruelty of empire through the eyes of characters from vastly different backgrounds, weaving a tapestry of conflict, injustice, and determination'
E.J. Beaton, author of THE COUNCILLOR
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'A great achievement...no one does swordfights quite like Anna Stephens. We salute her with a bloody gauntlet'
'GODBLIND is a triumph of its genre'
'Writes her name in blood on the roster of masters of grimdark alongside the likes of Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie'
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'Builds to an epic crescendo...deeply emotional and unexpectedly hopeful'
About Anna Stephens
Anna also writes for Black Library in their Age of Sigmar and Warhammer Horror worlds, and for Marvel Comics through their tie-in publisher Aconyte Books.
As a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a practitioner of 14th century Italian longsword, Anna is no stranger to the feeling of being hit in the face, which is more help than you would expect when writing fight scenes.
You can follow Anna on Twitter @AnnaSmithWrites or https://anna-stephens.com