Empyrion I: The Search For Fierra

Stephen R. Lawhead (Author) Ross Lawhead (Interviewer)


"What they saw, streaking through the atmosphere, was a turquoise world--blue-green with vegetation, water, and cloud-laced sky: a world never seen before. Here was a virginal world, rich and ripe, free and unspoiled. A perfect world--or so it seemed in those first dizzying moments of discovery. . ."

How could they know what lay ahead?

Vagabond, bon vivant, debt-dodger, and writer of history books nobody buys, Orion Treet is astounded to be invited to accompany a top-secret mission. Sprawling mega-corporation Cynetics offers him 8 million dollars and the chance of a lifetime: observe and document an extra-terrestrial colony on a newly discovered planet: Empyrion.

In hardback for the first time, this Enhanced Edition also includes:

  • A six page author interview on the writing and themes of the book.
  • Material from the author's archives: the original, deleted epigram and prologue.
  • The author's hand-drawn reference map.
  • A newly approved text and redesigned interior.

Stephen R. Lawhead is a multi-award winning author of mythic history and imaginative bestsellers. In over thirty years of professional writing he has established an international reputation and is known for such works as the King Raven trilogy, a re-telling of the Robin Hood legend, and the Pendragon Cycle, an historic retelling of the King Arthur legend.

Other notable works include the fantasy series The SONG of ALBION, and the DRAGON KING trilogies-- as well as the historical works Byzantium, Patrick, Avalon, and the works of science-fiction Dream Thief and EMPYRION, as well as the five-book series BRIGHT EMPIRES. Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife.

Product Details

Lawhead Books
Publish Date
November 17, 2019
5.51 X 1.25 X 8.5 inches | 1.67 pounds

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About the Author

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include Byzantium and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of Albion. Lawhead makes his home in Austria with his wife.

Ross Lawhead is an author, screenwriter, designer, and illustrator.


"A masterfully rendered epic tale . . ." - Lost Genre Guild for Empyrion

"In the sweeping style of George R.R. Martin and J.R.Tolkien, Lawhead has created a diverse universe and rich cast of characters."―Library Journal for Bright Empires

"Fierce companions, mighty foes, and fae magic all intertwine with multiple points of view in an exciting tale."―Booklist for In the Region of the Summer Stars

"Brilliant storytelling filled with lyrical language."―RT Book Reviews for In the Region of the Summer Stars

"Lawhead brilliantly creates an authentic and vivid Arthurian Britain, and never forsakes a sense of wonder."―Publishers Weekly for Pendragon

"Lawhead demonstrates a genuine love for and understanding of Anglo-Celtic mythology."―Library Journal for The Paradise War