The Obsidian Tower

The Obsidian Tower

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Description

One woman will either save an entire continent or completely destroy it in a captivating epic fantasy bursting with intrigue and ambition, questioned loyalties, and broken magic.

'Guard the tower, ward the stone. Find your answers writ in bone. Keep your trust through wits or war--nothing must unseal the door.'

Deep within Gloamingard Castle lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years.

As Warden, Ryxander knows the warning passed down through generations: nothing must unreal the Door. But one impetuous decision will leave her with blood on her hands--and unleash a threat that could doom the world to fall to darkness.

Praise for Melissa Caruso:

'A must-read for lovers of high fantasy' C. L. Polk, author of World Fantasy Award-winner Witchmark

'I think [Caruso] is sublimely talented . . . A phenomenally well-written, engrossing political fantasy series' Fantasy Book Review

'Caruso's world-building is brilliant and complex' Library Journal

'A dashing, compelling and exciting story, blending magic, assassination, conspiracy and diplomacy . . . I'll make no bones about it, I loved this book' Blue Book Balloon on The Defiant Heir
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 38mm | 340g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 035651319X
  • 9780356513195
  • 17,677

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Block out time to binge this can't-stop story filled with danger and unexpected disaster. From the fresh take on time-honored tropes to a crunchy, intrigue filled story, The Obsidian Tower is a must-read for lovers of high fantasy * C. L. Polk, author of World Fantasy Award-winner WITCHMARK * A dashing, compelling and exciting story, blending magic, assassination, conspiracy and diplomacy . . . I'll make no bones about it: I loved this book -- BLUE BOOK BALLOON on THE DEFIANT HEIR The eagerly awaited conclusion to Caruso's Swords and Fire Trilogy is as spellbinding as the first two books -- BOOKLIST on ThE UNBOUND EMPIRE A gorgeous narrative that intertwines war, love, political intrigue, betrayal . . . I'll be following this author's career closely as I think she is sublimely talented . . . A phenomenally well-written, engrossing political fantasy series -- FANTASY BOOK REVIEW on THE UNBOUND EMPIRE Caruso's world-building is brilliant and complex -- LIBRARY JOURNAL
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About Melissa Caruso

Melissa Caruso was born on the summer solstice and went to school in an old mansion with a secret door, but despite this auspicious beginning has yet to develop any known superpowers. Melissa has spent her whole life creating imaginary worlds, and in addition to writing is also an avid larper and tabletop gamer.

She graduated with honors in creative writing from Brown University and has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Melissa's first novel, The Tethered Mage, was shortlisted for a Gemmell Morningstar award for best fantasy debut.

Melissa lives in Massachusetts with her video game designer husband, two magical daughters and assorted pets. You can find her on Twitter, where she posts about writing, tea and sword-fighting in ballgowns.
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Rating details

81 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 38% (31)
4 41% (33)
3 16% (13)
2 1% (1)
1 4% (3)
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