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The Coward

(2021)
(The first book in the Coward series)
A novel by

 
 
The brand new epic fantasy from award-nominated Stephen Aryan.

Kell Kressia is the hero from the legends. But legends don't tell the whole story.

Kell Kressia is a legend, a celebrity, a hero. Aged just seventeen, he set out on an epic quest with a band of wizened fighters to slay the Ice Lich and save the world. He returned victorious, but alone.

Ten years have passed and Kell lives a quiet life, while stories of his heroism are told in taverns all across the land. But now a new terror has arisen in the north – something has taken up residence in the Lich’s abandoned castle beyond the Frozen Circle, and the ice is beginning to creep south once more.

For the second time, Kell is called upon to take up his famous sword, Slayer, and battle the forces of darkness. But he has a terrible secret. Kell was never a hero – he was just lucky. Everyone puts their faith in Kell the Legend, but he’s just a coward who has no intention of risking his life for anyone...

File Under: Fantasy [ Holding Out for a Hero When the Going Gets Tough... Band Together Till Death ]

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Sparkling action sequences punctuate keen dialogue and a journey full of colour and interest... Compelling, consuming and a novel in which no character can be considered supporting cast... Bring on the sequel." - James Barclay

"A tremendous sword & sorcery romp with a lot of heart and plenty to say. I really enjoyed this book." - Peter McLean

"Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee." - Taran Matharu

"Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy." - Den Patrick


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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Coward: Book I of the Quest for Heroes
Author(s): Stephen Aryan
ISBN: 0-85766-888-9 / 978-0-85766-888-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Coward: Quest for Heroes, Book 1
Author(s): Stephen Aryan
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Coward: Book I of the Quest for Heroes
Author(s): Stephen Aryan
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Coward: Book I of the Quest for Heroes
Author(s): Stephen Aryan
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK