Watcher of the Dead

Watcher of the Dead

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The epic fourth novel of the Sword of Shadows fantasy series

In this powerful saga of redemption and renewal, J. V. Jones brings to vivid life the magnificent tapestry of a world at once desperately fighting for survival against supernatural monsters and rent by internecine warfare. The frozen land at the north of the world was once ruled by a legendary nation of superhuman warriors. But that age has passed, leaving ancient clans to struggle for dominance as supernatural forces beyond their control threaten their very existence.

Amid the chaos of world-changing violence, unlikely heroes emerge. An unwanted warrior, a forsaken woman of power, the betrayed widow of a slain clan chief: these are the heroes rising to claim what has been taken from them and to reshape the world.

In a sharply observed narrative that illuminates these riven lives, Jones has crafted a human drama full of the excitement, suspense, and sheer storytelling power that have made the Sword of Shadows a fantasy series that transcends genre to become a memorable tale of human striving and triumph that speaks to readers as have few others.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 272.15g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765359308
  • 9780765359308
  • 80,597

Review quote

"Relentless and powerful. This is damned good stuff." --Glen Cook, bestselling author of the Black Company series on the Sword of Shadows series

"An atmosphere of rising tension and dark foreboding." --Library Journal on A Cavern of Black Ice

"A main course of fine ingredients prepared with considerable skill." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Fortress of Grey Ice

"Outstandingly rendered. " --Booklist on A Sword from Red Ice

"Wonderful...J. V . Jones is a striking writer." --Robert Jordan
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About J V Jones

J. V. JONES is the bestselling author of the Book of Secrets trilogy, and three previous novels in the Sword of Shadows. Originally from Liverpool, England, Jones splits her time between San Diego, California, and Saratoga Springs, New York.
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3 18% (443)
2 3% (77)
1 1% (20)
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