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‘Swashbuckling awesomeness . . . a definite winner’ John Gwynne, author of Malice

A brilliantly imagined saga of honour, glory and warfare, Call of the Bone Ships is the captivating epic fantasy sequel to RJ Barker’s The Bone Ships.

Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalties and fighting for their lives.

Reviews

Swashbuckling awesomeness . . . a fascinating world and a twisty plot, both rooted in characters I came to care about. A definite winner
John Gwynne, on the Tide Child Trilogy
A rip-roaring oceanic adventure, packed with violence and beauty. It's about the beauty of the sea and the brutality of humanity, as well as huge sea monsters and ship-to-ship battles. A perfect storm of fantasy storytelling
Starburst
This world clearly contains wonders only hinted at in this first volume. Can't wait to find out more!
The Fantasy Hive, on THE BONE SHIPS
A viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it
Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand on THE BONE SHIPS
The first in the Tide Child trilogy presents a unique and memorable world - harsh and brutal and full of fully realized, powerful female characters. Barker has managed to craft a story inspired by Moby Dick, Game of Thrones, and pirate lore, and readers will be drawn in and fascinated
Booklist
Vivid world-building and thrilling naval warfare
Novel Notions, on THE BONE SHIPS
An epic tale of duty and obligation and honour, and what bravery really means . . . can't recommend it enough
Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES on THE BONE SHIPS
Brilliant
Robin Hobb, author of THE ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE on THE BONE SHIPS
Excellent . . . one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years
Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of CHILDREN OF TIME on the Tide Child trilogy
A vividly realised high-seas epic that pulls you deep into its world and keeps you tangled there until the very last word
Evan Winter, author of THE RAGE OF DRAGONS, on THE BONE SHIPS

The Tide Child Trilogy