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Stands a Shadow
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Colin Buchanan was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1973. From an early age he turned to reading and writing fantastical works to escape his troubles. In school he was the quiet dreamer who always sought out the back of the classroom. Later, in his stretches of work as a copywriter, he would be the quiet dreamer who always sought out the back of the office. In recent years he has mostly settled down, and loves nothing more than a late-night gathering around a fire with good friends. Farlander was his first novel in the Heart of the World series, he's currently working on the third.

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Colin Buchanan was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1973. From an early age he turned to reading and writing fantastical works to escape his troubles. In school he was the quiet dreamer who always sought out the back of the classroom. Later, in his stretches of work as a copywriter, he would be the quiet dreamer who always sought out the back of the office. In recent years he has mostly settled down, and loves nothing more than a late-night gathering around a fire with good friends.

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Buchanan continues the story of the Roshun assassin Ash, introduced in Farlander (Sept. 2011), who has successfully killed the Matriarch's son, but grieves the loss of his apprentice, Nico. Ash sets about gaining retribution against the background of the Mann Empire's continuing siege of the island city Bar-Khos. As a large cast of characters navigate a complicated plot, the story changes viewpoints a little too frequently to build up narrative continuity or cohesiveness. The quick shifts also make it difficult to build any sympathy for such unlikable people as the callous Diplomat Che. More concerned with the movements of military forces and portraying a complex world than with action, the book has a leisurely pace atypical of military fantasies, feeling more like an epic quest without a well-defined goal. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Praise for Col Buchanan "With a narrative that is riveting from beginning to end, from the big battles to the smallest interactions, this is the rare book that a reader wishes would never end." --"RT Book Reviews", 41/2 stars on "Stands a Shadow ""Well rendered and nicely paced... Stirring combat and vivid details.""--Kirkus Reviews "on "Stands a Shadow ""Something special...Buchanan writes vividly and well, and the story grips from the astonishing opening sequence to the unexpected conclusion.""--The Times "(UK) on "Farlander ""Completely absorbing. Once I was into it, I just couldn't put it down. I'm looking forward to the sequel!"--Glen Cook, author of The Black Company series on "Farlander ""Gripping... Delightfully undermin[es] expectations.""--SFX "on "Farlander"

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