People ask the last book I couldn't put down, and I tell them The Rage of Dragons. The tension rises with every page until you fear it will break you in two
A thrilling, explosive read
Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder
A powerful tale . . . Winter's debut will draw strong comparisons to George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson, and the strong African influences and ties create a singular, exciting epic with intriguing characters and culture. Readers will be clamoring for the next installment
The Rage of Dragons takes the best parts of epic fantasy and sets them in a refreshing and inventive new world, a gripping tale that makes clear the true cost of war and colonialism with one of the most enthralling hero's journeys I've read
The Rage of Dragons explodes at a breakneck pace. Complex characters, dragons, revenge . . . I adored everything about this book! . . . What a brilliant debut!
Winter's stunning debut fantasy epic is rich in complex characters and a well-wrought world with both European and African influences . . . This impressive series launch holds tremendous promise
Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read
A fierce revenge story set in a distinctive world . . . A sequel's a must. Meanwhile can Hollywood option this? It'd make a Gladiator-like film we'd gladly queue up for
The Rage of Dragons is an excellent high-octane thrill ride of a fantasy debut that I devoured in one day. Highly recommended
The Rage of Dragons is an uncompromisingly brutal fantasy in a unique, fascinating world . . . Fans of Anthony Ryan's Blood Song will love this
A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist
Distinguishes itself by its setting, a fantasy world inspired by Africa, but truly impresses with its storytelling . . . an impressive fantasy debut
The stultifying and dehumanising effects of a caste-based society and the seductive but ultimately destructive nature of vengeance lie at the heart of Evan Winter's tale . . . Expertly structured with a keen eye for action and character, The Rage of Dragons is a captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent.
Evan Winter lures you into his world with blazing action then weaves compelling characters and emotional angst into a captivating world. It's a most welcome addition to the epic hero's journey . . . This is hands down one of my favorite books of the year
Wow. This book hits the ground with stunning action and danger and it barely lets up as the pages fly by. I loved the African-influenced culture, the unique use of dragons and demons, the complex martial and class hierarchy, and it has a magic system unlike anything I've seen before. What a terrific set up for a series!
Utter and complete perfection. Winter has created an absolute masterpiece of a novel . . . rich and powerful, with complex characters and an intricate plot and battle scenes that will blow your mind
Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read
Fast-paced, incredibly engaging, and brimming with tension . . . Evan Winter is another new fantasy voice to watch out for; his voice deserves to be heard and his book deserves to be read . . . The Rage of Dragons is a breathtaking fantasy debut
A refreshingly brutal and imaginative tale of survival and revenge. Evan Winter's battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces, and Tau's climb from exiled Lesser to Igonyama is earned in a way few writers could ever match