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Swarm and Steel

By Michael R. Fletcher

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Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: United States, 01 August 2017
*Author's first fantasy novel, Beyond Redemption, landed on multiple year end "Best of the Year" lists and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. *Grimdark fantasy novel that fits within that genre. Grimdark has dedicated fans who are looking for grittier reads than the standard fantasy novel *Contextual comps include: current best-selling fantasy authors like Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns), Joe Abercrombie (The Blade Itself, Half a King), Anthony Ryan (Blood Song), and Peter V. Brett (The Warded Man)

About the Author

Michael R. Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author who lives with his wife and daughter in the endless, soulless, suburban sprawl north of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of, 88, a cyberpunk tale about harvesting children for their brains, and Beyond Redemption, a work of dark fantasy and rampant delusion. Swarm and Steel is his third novel.

Reviews

Praise for Swarm and Steel "I have to hand it to Fletcher. . . [his] talent for characterization makes his work stand out from everything else this genre has to offer, not to mention the sheer depth of his imagination--which is as formidable as it can be frightening sometimes! All this makes him one of my must-read authors."--The BiblioSanctum "Swarm and Steel is one of the grimmest, darkest books in our beloved genre, combining the depths of depravity with heart-warming love in a tale that will leave you retching and chuckling in equal measure. If you like grimdark fantasy, then you need to check it out."--Grimdark Magazine, review by Matthew Copley "Fletcher has crafted a world and magic system that is wretched, repulsive, and absolutely fantastic in its depth and layering. But wonderful worldbuilding means diddly squat if the characters fall flat, and fortunately, they are equally well-rendered here as they struggle to find redemption or revenge or purpose in a mad, mad universe. Swarm and Steel is captivating and compelling."--Jeff Salyards, author of the Bloodsounder's Arc Trilogy "Fletcher's intricate and ingenuitive work results in a mesmerizing story that deserves to be praised. From eloquent and lucid prose to thought-provoking and humorous dialogues, from exciting action sequences to shocking plot-twists, and from compelling characters to an exceptionally developed magic system, Swarm and Steel has it all. . . . a book to be savored."--booknest.eu "Swarm and Steel is [Fletcher's] best book yet. . . . [his] reputation as God of Grimdark is fully legitimate. This book cements it. Mortars it in blood."--Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives "Edgy, brutal and hugely ambitious in scope, Swarm and Steel puts the grim in grimdark."--Anna Stephens, author of Godblind Praise for Michael R. Fletcher "The Manifest Delusions novels are some of the greatest fantasy books I've ever read."--Petros of http: //booknest.eu/ Praise for Swarm and Steel "Swarm and Steel is one of the grimmest, darkest books in our beloved genre, combining the depths of depravity with heart-warming love in a tale that will leave you retching and chuckling in equal measure. If you like grimdark fantasy, then you need to check it out."--Grimdark Magazine, review by Matthew Copley "Fletcher has crafted a world and magic system that is wretched, repulsive, and absolutely fantastic in its depth and layering. But wonderful worldbuilding means diddly squat if the characters fall flat, and fortunately, they are equally well-rendered here as they struggle to find redemption or revenge or purpose in a mad, mad universe. Swarm and Steel is captivating and compelling."--Jeff Salyards, author of the Bloodsounder's Arc Trilogy "Fletcher's intricate and ingenuitive work results in a mesmerizing story that deserves to be praised. From eloquent and lucid prose to thought-provoking and humorous dialogues, from exciting action sequences to shocking plot-twists, and from compelling characters to an exceptionally developed magic system, Swarm and Steel has it all. . . . a book to be savored."--booknest.eu "Swarm and Steel is [Fletcher's] best book yet. . . . [his] reputation as God of Grimdark is fully legitimate. This book cements it. Mortars it in blood."--Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives "Edgy, brutal and hugely ambitious in scope, Swarm and Steel puts the grim in grimdark."--Anna Stephens, author of Godblind Praise for Michael R. Fletcher "The Manifest Delusions novels are some of the greatest fantasy books I've ever read."--Petros of http: //booknest.eu/ Praise for Swarm and Steel "Fletcher has crafted a world and magic system that is wretched, repulsive, and absolutely fantastic in its depth and layering. But wonderful worldbuilding means diddly squat if the characters fall flat, and fortunately, they are equally well-rendered here as they struggle to find redemption or revenge or purpose in a mad, mad universe. Swarm and Steel is captivating and compelling."--Jeff Salyards, author of the Bloodsounder's Arc Trilogy "Fletcher's intricate and ingenuitive work results in a mesmerizing story that deserves to be praised. From eloquent and lucid prose to thought-provoking and humorous dialogues, from exciting action sequences to shocking plot-twists, and from compelling characters to an exceptionally developed magic system, Swarm and Steel has it all. . . . a book to be savored."--booknest.eu "Horrifying, moving, extraordinary. Fletcher's best novel yet." Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives "Edgy, brutal and hugely ambitious in scope, Swarm and Steel puts the grim in grimdark."--Anna Stephens, author of Godblind Praise for Michael R. Fletcher "The Manifest Delusions novels are some of the greatest fantasy books I've ever read."--Petros of http: //booknest.eu/ "Fletcher's intricate and ingenuitive work results in a mesmerizing story that deserves to be praised. From eloquent and lucid prose to thought-provoking and humorous dialogues, from exciting action sequences to shocking plot-twists, and from compelling characters to an exceptionally developed magic system, Swarm and Steel has it all. . . . a book to be savored."--booknest.eu

EAN: 9781940456898
ISBN: 1940456894
Publisher: Talos
Dimensions: 22.61 x 14.73 x 3.05 centimetres (0.48 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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