One of the original Gollancz debuts, alongside Scott Lynch and Joe Abercrombie the third in THE TWILIGHT REIGN series, with excellent sales record to date, and backlisting well 'THE STORMCALLER shows how high the bar has been raised with its sheer vision and inventiveness' SFX 'Fantasy with the same magnificence of conception, the same sense of looming presences whose purposes are not ours to apprehend' TIME OUT 'The world that Lloyd has created seems much more real than that of most fantasy books' EMERALD CITY 'Good ideas and a suitably flawed hero. The world is beautifully realised, the battles suitably grim and the dragon, when it appears, is magnificent' Jon Courtney Grimwood, GUARDIAN 'It gallops along with scarcely a dull moment' Lisa Tuttle, THE TIMES
Tom Lloyd is currently contracts manager for a major London literary agency. THE STORMCALLER, the first book in The Twilight Reign, was a Gollancz bestseller. He lives in London.
In this weighty third installment of the Twilight Reign series (after 2009's The Twilight Herald), the gods, shocked by their defeat in battle against humankind, have decided to fight back by turning select humans into Mortal-Aspects, demigods who can act as their agents. Lord Isak of the Farlan foiled the advances of the shadow-god Azaer at the battle of Scree, but it was only a temporary fix, and the price paid by Isak and his followers was much too steep. Now, needing to mobilize an army against Azaer and the Menin people, Isak must whip his people into a religious frenzy. Though Lloyd's prose is as strong as ever, this volume is more of a stepping stone than a solid story in its own right. (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.