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Blade of Dream

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6th June 2024

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780356515441

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***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES***
‘ATMOSPHERIC AND FASCINATING’ Joe Abercrombie on Age of Ash
‘SPECTACULAR’ Django Wexler on Age of Ash

From the Sunday Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author Daniel Abraham, co-author of The Expanse, comes the second novel in a monumental epic fantasy trilogy that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year.

Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories endure. This is Garreth’s.

Garreth Left is heir to one of Kithamar’s most prominent merchant families. The path of his life was paved long before he was born. Learn the family trade, marry to secure wealthy in-laws, and inherit the business when the time is right. But to Garreth, a life chosen for him is no life at all.

In one night, a chance meeting with an enigmatic stranger changes everything. He falls in love with a woman whose name he doesn’t even know, and he will do anything to find her again. His search leads him down corridors and alleys that are best left unexplored, where ancient gods hide in the shadows, and every deal made has a dangerous edge.

The path that Garreth chooses will change the course of not only those he loves, but the entire future of Kithamar’s citizens.

In Kithamar, every story matters – and the fate of the city is woven from them all.

Praise for the Kithamar Trilogy:

‘This outstanding series debut . . . instantly hooks readers with dual mysteries . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequel’ Publishers Weekly

Age of Ash is a stunningly written, character driven story, centred on thieves, grief and dark magic. Abraham certainly knows how to enchant his readers and transport them to the city of Kithamar, a place of beauty and of forbidding secrets’ Fantasy Hive

‘Atmospheric and fascinating’ Joe Abercrombie, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Little Hatred

‘Kithamar is a spectacular creation, a city brought to life by dance, intricate worldbuilding and subtle magic. Fans of Scott Lynch . . . will enjoy this one’ Django Wexler, author of Ashes of the Sun

‘Daniel Abraham builds this world up with all the confident craftsmanship you’d expect from an author of his pedigree . . . So hang on to your cloak and dagger, Kithamar is in the hands of a pro’ SFX

The Kithamar Trilogy
Age of Ash
Blade of Dream
Judge of Worlds

Reviews

GEEKLYINC on AGE OF ASH
Much like The Expanse, Age of Ash is an incredible exercise in realistic and detailed world building
FANTASY HIVE on AGE OF ASH
Age of Ash is a stunningly written, character driven story, centred on thieves, grief, and dark magic. Abraham certainly knows how to enchant his readers and transport them to the city of Kithamar, a place of beauty and of forbidding secrets
Django Wexler, author of ASHES OF THE SUN
Kithamar is a spectacular creation, a city brought to life by dance, intricate worldbuilding and subtle magic. Fans of Scott Lynch . . . will enjoy this one
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
This outstanding series debut . . . instantly hooks readers with dual mysteries . . Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequel
George R.R. Martin on THE DRAGON'S PATH
Everything I look for in a fantasy
Locus on THE DRAGON'S PATH
Prepare to be shocked, startled, and entertained
SFX
Daniel Abraham builds this world up with all the confident craftsmanship you'd expect from an author of his pedigree . . . So hang on to your cloak and dagger, Kithamar is in the hands of a pro.
Joe Abercrombie, Sunday Times bestselling author of A LITTLE HATRED
An atmospheric and fascinating tapestry, woven with skill and patience
QUILL TO LIVE on AGE OF ASH
The character stories in Age of Ash are phenomenal . . . Abraham is one of the most creative and original authors in the genre . . . I can't wait to learn more about what lurks under the streets of Kithamar
KIRKUS on AGE OF ASH
This new work bears the hallmark of a great Abraham work: intricate and dirty schemes enacted by initially sympathetic characters who make self-serving choices that they will eventually come to regret, but often too late to change course
FANTASY LITERATURE on AGE OF ASH
It's clear with this first in the Kithamar Trilogy that Abraham is on his way to giving us yet another must-read series
BOOKLIST on AGE OF ASH
There's plenty of intrigue and politics, mostly seen through the eyes of people in well over their heads, and Abraham's latest is certainly an intriguing introduction to a series, hinting at plenty of larger events to come
GRIMDARK MAGAZINE on AGE OF ASH
Abraham's prose is beautiful and the early chapters where he is building the city for the reader were a joy to read

The Kithamar Trilogy