Winterbirth

By Brian Ruckley (Mass Market, 2008)
An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones.
For some, war will bring a swift and violent death. Others will not hear the clash of swords or see the corpses strewn over the fields. Instead, they will see an opportunity to advance their own ambitions.
But soon, all will fall under the shadow that is descending. For while the storm of battle rages, one man is following a path that will awaken a terrible power in him -- and his legacy will be written in blood.
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316068062

    • On Sale Date: 05/01/2008

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Orbit

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones.
For some, war will bring a swift and violent death. Others will not hear the clash of swords or see the corpses strewn over the fields. Instead, they will see an opportunity to advance their own ambitions.
But soon, all will fall under the shadow that is descending. For while the storm of battle rages, one man is following a path that will awaken a terrible power in him -- and his legacy will be written in blood.

Brian Ruckley was born and brought up in Scotland. After studying at Edinburgh and Stirling Universities, he worked for a series of organizations dealing with environmental, nature conservation and youth development issues. He lives in Edinburgh. Find out more about Brian Ruckley at www.brianruckley.com.
  • "Heroic fantasy splashed with 300-style gore...Ruckley's realistic characters and sparing use of magic breathe new life into well-trod epic territory." --- Entertainment Weekly

    "Ruckley is an imaginative, dramatic storyteller. He's created a world that seems real, with characters who are well-drawn out and far more than one-dimensional." --- Associated Press

    "Readers who like their fantasy dark, multi-threaded and political will sink their teeth into this one." --- Kirkus Reviews

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Winterbirth
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.50 CAN
  • Pages: 688
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316068062
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2008
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