Here it is, the fantastic cover for Aliette de Bodard’s new novel, The House of Binding Thorns, which is the sequel to the award-winning, hugely popular The House of Shattered Wings.
The House of Binding Thorns continues the epic story of the fallout of the war in heaven that saw the angelic Great Houses of Paris assaulted and torn apart by mistrust and betrayal in The House of Shattered Wings. Among the ruins of Paris the Great Houses, shaken to their foundations, now struggle to put themselves back together, as powerful forces, gods and angels, men and demons, begin to circle the once unassailable Houses.
Praise for Aliette de Bodard:
‘De Bodard (…) has spun a fascinating Paris of decay and cruelty. Phillippe is a marvel of a character, unreliable as a narrator but compelling in his flaws and his deep well of homesickness’ Library Journal (Starred Review)
‘A fantastical spy thriller that reads like a hybrid of le Carré and Milton, all tinged with the melancholy of golden ages lost’ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review, Top 10 Autumn SF/Fantasy/Horror Pick)
More praise for Aliette de Bodard:
‘The House of Shattered Wings is a Gothic masterpiece of supernatural intrigues, loves and betrayals in a ruined and decadent future Paris — wildly imaginative and completely convincing, this novel will haunt you long after you’ve put it down’ Tim Powers, author of The Anubis Gates
‘The House of Shattered Wings exists in a rich, evocative Paris that is thick with magical history. Pathos and beauty intertwine in a novel filled with longing’ Mary Robinette Kowal, Multiple-Hugo award winning author of the Glamourist Histories
‘Fantastic! de Bodard’s tale of a post-everything Paris, struggling toward an uncertain future beneath the burden of its imperial sins, burns with vengeful magic and subtle, shining prose’ Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence
‘Darkly entertaining. de Bodard makes Fallen Angels entirely her own in this post-apocalyptic Paris near the turn of the century. The personal politics of necessity blend and clash with the politics of the powerful as people—mortal and immortal—attempt to survive’ Michelle Sagara, author of the Chronicles of Elantra
‘An intense, beautiful, brutal journey written with an eye for the stunning, vivid detail and the cruel demands of duty, loyalty, and leadership. Its portrait of a ruined Paris ruled by fallen angels is one I won’t soon forget’ Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy
The House of Binding Thorns will be available in trade paperback, ebook and audio download in April 2017.