Legacy of Ash

Matthew Ward (Author)
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Three heroes scarred by old hatreds must find a way to overcome their pasts to save their Republic's future in this unmissable epic fantasy debut.
A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.
Ruling families -- once protectors of justice and democracy -- now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.
Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.
Viktor Akadra is the Republic's champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.
Josiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellion.
And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri's sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.
As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home. Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside. And victory -- if it comes at all -- will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.

Product Details

Price: $16.98  $15.62
Publisher: Orbit
Published Date: April 07, 2020
Pages: 800
Dimensions: 6.1 X 2.1 X 9.1 inches | 1.7 pounds
ISBN: 9780316457880
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About the Author

Broken from a young age thanks to early exposure to the fictional worlds of Doctor Who, The Box of Delights and Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood, Matthew has frequently been accused of living in worlds of his own in the years since. That being the case, writing them down for others to visit seemed the way to go. When not wandering the dark reaches of the London Underground in search of otherworldly doors - which he insists are there, thank you very much - Matthew lives near Nottingham with his extremely-patient wife and several attention-seeking cats.


"Packed with big battles, shadowy intrigue and a large cast of characters, Legacy of Ash is an absorbing debut."--James Islington
"A hugely entertaining debut."--John Gwynne
"As intricate as a precision-engineered watch; as surprising as a precision-engineered watch with a concealed face-stabbing mechanism."--Gareth Hanrahan
"Expertly interspersing vivid action sequences with quiet, introspective stretches, Ward guides readers and characters alike through this winding, well-crafted saga. The result is an impressive series opener."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Epic fantasy as it should be: big, bold and very addictive."--Starburst
"An incredibly impressive piece of fantasy fiction."--The Fantasy Inn
"This is the first epic fantasy book I've enjoying getting immersed in for ages . . . a great romp in a brilliantly realized setting . . . I have lost sleep, forgotten food and made this the thing what I pick up every moment I can get."--SFFWorld
"A perfect blend of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom."--FanFi Addict