By Robert V. S. Redick
“If any formidable television manufacturers are trying to find [a] multi-part fable to conform after the luck of HBO’s Game of Thrones . . . Robert Redick’s extraordinary Chathrand Voyage sequence . . . has it all.”—SFX
Robert V. S. Redick brings his acclaimed myth sequence The Chathrand Voyage to a effective shut that advantages comparability to the paintings of such masters as George R. R. Martin, Philip Pullman, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. The evil sorcerer Arunis is lifeless, but the risk has now not ended. For as he fell, beheaded via the younger warrior-woman Thasha Isiq, Arunis summoned the Swarm of evening, a demonic entity that feasts on demise and grows like a pandemic. If the Swarm isn't destroyed, the realm of Alifros becomes an unlimited graveyard. Now Thasha and her comrades—the tarboy Pazel Pathkendle and the mysterious wizard Ramachni—begin a quest that turns out all yet most unlikely. but there's desire: One individual has the ability to face opposed to the Swarm: the nice mage Erithusmé. lengthy notion useless, Erithusmé lives, buried deep in Thasha’s soul. yet for the mage to dwell back, Thasha Isiq could have to die.
Praise for The evening of the Swarm
“Robert Redick is a unprecedented talent.”—Karen Miller, bestselling writer of The blameless Mage
“Robert V. S. Redick has constructed into probably the most fascinating younger voices in fable today.”—Fantasy booklet Critic
“[Redick] pulls off epic myth with loads of variety, giving his readers every little thing they wish in addition to a major bag of surprises.”—Starburst Magazine
“The evening of the Swarm is a nail-biting, continuous motion event that might thrill any fable novel reader!”—Tome Tender
“I raced via The evening of the Swarm. there's a ton of motion, but additionally lots of interplay among the numerous characters. There are new demanding situations in addition to outdated difficulties to be handled. no longer every thing will get tidied up completely, which i believe is a power, due to the fact that that’s how existence is.”—Books you could Die within the center of
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He had fought them together with his fingers, his toes, his wounded brain; and he had lived simply because he needed to. simply because there have been greater rats to kill. after all he had additionally lived as the King of Simja, Oshiram II, had no longer wanted him to die. He had misjudged Oshiram: he knew that now. At their first come upon he had concept the younger king a dandy, a spoiled baby of the 40 years’ peace Arquali squaddies had bought with their blood. yet a dandy could by no means have taken at the mystery Fist. A dandy could have shunted him into an asylum to die a quiet dying. Or packed him onto the 1st boat out of Simja, heading anyplace, sturdy success, Ambassador, don’t write, don’t keep in mind us in the event you please. A dandy shouldn't have obliged his personal medical professional to regard this type of damaging sufferer, nor given him a fats handbag of gold, nor smuggled him out in the course of the spy-infested streets to the cottage the place Captain Gregory waited to obtain him, with his radiant ex-wife, Suthinia. Rin hold you, Oshiram of Simja. That were over every week in the past. Gregory had deliberate to sail the very morning after Isiq seemed at his doorstep, and had raced off within the evening to make preparations. Isiq had stayed up speaking to Suthinia, whom the puppy and the fowl knew easily as “the witch,” and every thing he realized approximately her used to be attention-grabbing. She was once certainly a mage, although no longer a robust one. She had given Pazel his language-Gift, and the negative matches that got here with it. and he or she had come over the Ruling Sea to struggle Arunis, with a good corporation that have been virtually totally slaughtered. Isiq had long past to sleep eventually upon a cover on her ground. lower than an hour later Gregory shook him approximately conscious. there has been no signal of Suthinia. “What is it? what's it? ” “The mucking mystery Fist,” stated Gregory, shoving Isiq’s boots onto his toes. “They’re raiding the home around the highway. wake up, stream, or we’ll be lifeless in seconds. ” They fled via the again door, careening like a couple of clumsy thieves. Flames danced in an top window around the road. Down a quick alley they dashed, then grew to become and ran flat-out for numerous lengthy urban blocks, the puppy racing forward to examine the corners. finally Gregory allow them to pause for breath in a doorway. “Why have been they around the road? ” Isiq demanded, gasping. “Because it’s my house,” acknowledged Gregory. “That hovel we placed you in used to be Suthee’s. ” They’re nonetheless aside, then. Isiq despised himself a bit for the elation he felt. “And also,” further Gregory, “because someone’s ratted on me, instructed the Fist that I had human shipment to maneuver. I support the atypical debtor get away from Simja, earlier than your reliable King’s bailiff can lock him up. ” “Why does the key Fist care approximately debt-dodgers? ” “They care approximately me,” stated Gregory. “Just a bit, thankfully. yet a bit consciousness from these bastards—” “I recognize. ” Gregory winced. “Yes, certainly, your pardon. Credek, this was once really easy! I inform you, due to the fact Treaty Day my job’s been not anything yet a headache. ” “Why is that? ” The smuggler glanced at him over his shoulder. “Because decades in the past I gave my identify to 1 Pazel Pathkendle—my identify and worthwhile little else.