War of Shadows

By Gail Z. Martin (Trade Paperback, 2015)
The newest novel in Gail Z. Martin's breathtaking Ascendant Kingdoms saga -- a tale of unpredictable magic, battling warlords, and the lust for vengeance.

Amidst the shadows, chaos reigns.

Blaine "Mick" McFadden managed to partially restore Donderath's magic, but not without a cost. He and the magic are now bound together, and the power remains dangerous and erratic -- draining the life from him with every use.

New threats are rising from the wreckage of the battered kingdoms, and warlords both mortal and undead vie for control. Now, Blaine and his unlikely band of convict heroes must find allies amidst a seas of enemies, and discover a way to rebind magic to the will of mortals before it destroys him.

And time is running out...
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $16.00 US/$18.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316278027

    • On Sale Date: 04/21/2015

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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The newest novel in Gail Z. Martin's breathtaking Ascendant Kingdoms saga -- a tale of unpredictable magic, battling warlords, and the lust for vengeance.

Amidst the shadows, chaos reigns.

Blaine "Mick" McFadden managed to partially restore Donderath's magic, but not without a cost. He and the magic are now bound together, and the power remains dangerous and erratic -- draining the life from him with every use.

New threats are rising from the wreckage of the battered kingdoms, and warlords both mortal and undead vie for control. Now, Blaine and his unlikely band of convict heroes must find allies amidst a seas of enemies, and discover a way to rebind magic to the will of mortals before it destroys him.

And time is running out...

Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for SF/fantasy in elementary school. The first story she wrote - at age five - was about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14 she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending SF/Fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.
  • "War of Shadows is a rousing adventure full of action, intrigue, danger, and suspense. It's epic fantasy at its best, filled with vivid magic but grounded by real human emotion." (Aaron Rosenberg, author of the bestselling Adventures of DuckBob Spinowitz series).

  • "This book kept me reading long past my bed time. As always, Gail Z. Martin delivers Epic Fantasy as it was meant to be read: gripping, action packed, and larger than life. A delight for any fan of the genre!" (Rachel Aaron, author of The Spirit Thief).

  • "A vivid, engrossing tapestry woven from epic heroism, post apocalypse struggles, perilous magic and darkest fantasy. A distinct and distinctive achievement." (Juliet McKenna, author of The Tales of Einarinn).

  • "Which of these things are on your epic fantasy checklist: Intense action in the first few pages which then carries right through to the last? Vivid battle scenes? Characters that combine the best of classic archetypes with fresh new twists? Snappy dialogue? Exciting world building? If you've checked even half of these items, then you owe it to yourself to check out Gail Z. Martin's War of Shadows. It's heroic adventure at it's rollicking finest."  (Charles E. Gannon, author of Fire With Fire).

  • "High mage magic, thrilling battles and heart-thudding adventure ­ yet another superb fantasy tale from Gail Z. Martin!" ­ (Andy Remic, author of The Iron Wolves).

  • "With a large cast of satisfying characters, Gail Z. Martin masterfully presents an epic struggle between the forces of life and the forces of death in a world of broken magic." (James Maxey, author of Greatshadow).

  • "There's plenty of action and plot embroidery, and the pages turn easily." (Kirkus on Ice Forged).

  • "The immediate action in this story pulls the reader in... And with more than a few unexpected twists, this easy-to-follow storyline will leave the reader completely surprised and ready for the next book in the saga." (RT Book Reviews on Ice Forged).

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War of Shadows
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $16.00 US/$18.00 CAN
  • Pages: 640
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316278027
  • On Sale Date: 04/21/2015
War of Shadows