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Gods of the Wyrdwood: The Forsaken Trilogy, Book 1

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27th June 2023

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OUR LANDS ARE WILD WITH GODS, OUR WOODS ARE WILD WITH MONSTERS . . .

Cahan du Nahare is known as the forester – a humble man who can nonetheless navigate the dangerous Wyrdwood like no-one else. But once he was more. Once he was a warrior.

Udinny serves the goddess of the lost, a goddess of the small and helpless. When she ventures into the Wyrdwood to find a missing child, Cahan will be her guide.

But in a land at war, in a forest full of monsters – Cahan will need to choose between his past life and the one he leads now – and his choice will have consequences for his entire world.

From one of the most original voices in fantasy comes the start of an epic trilogy of vicious outlaws, warring deities and an evil empire, set within the bounds of a forest out of darkest folklore. The Gods of the Wyrdwood have awoken, and their time is come.

*****

‘An experienced novelist at the top of his game – this is Avatar meets Dune, on shrooms’
SFX (rated five stars)

‘A splendid fantasy work, full of RJ’s trademark invention. Highly recommended’
Adrian Tchaikovsky

‘Utterly immersive . . . there’s is still so much more left to explore in this world, and I cannot wait to return’
Fantasy Hive

‘Barker has created a beautiful world that balances the dark and deadly with just the right amount of hope’
Grimdark Magazine

‘A fascinating, compelling novel… with epic themes, epically strange worldbuilding, and excellent action scenes. I’m very much looking forward to the next instalment’
Locus

‘A sweeping story of destiny and redemption. Weighty, deliberate, tender and brutal, this is a big, wonderful book and an utterly involving read’
Daily Mail

‘A five star reading experience . . . the next book in this series cannot come soon enough’
The Fantasy Review

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The Fantasy Review
A five star reading experience . . . the next book in this series cannot come soon enough
Five stars from SFX
An experienced novelist at the top of his game - this is Avatar meets Dune, on shrooms
Adrian Tchaikovsky
A splendid fantasy work, full of RJ's trademark invention. Highly recommended
Daily Mail
A sweeping story of destiny and redemption. Weighty, deliberate, tender and brutal, this is a big, wonderful book and an utterly involving read
Fantasy Hive
Utterly immersive . . . there's is still so much more left to explore in this world, and I cannot wait to return
Locus
A fascinating, compelling novel... with epic themes, epically strange worldbuilding, and excellent action scenes. I'm very much looking forward to the next instalment
Grimdark Magazine
Barker has created a beautiful world that balances the dark and deadly with just the right amount of hope

The Forsaken Trilogy