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The Guns of Ivrea

(2016)
(The first book in the Tale of Valdur series)
A novel by

 
 
Patrick O'Brian meets George R. R. Martin in a gritty new fantasy epic.

Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna, one that could shake the faith to its core. A secret that could get him killed. A secret that could enable an older, more sinister form of worship to be reborn.
Pirate princeling Nicolo Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him.
Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the merfolk, finds herself implacably drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people's years of isolation but that could imperil their very existence.
All their fates will intertwine as they journey across the land, through duchies and free cities riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again...

'...the plot never stops thickening and the galloping pace keeps it from clotting... All this plus sound historical settings, terrific supernatural set pieces and walk-on parts for D'Artagnan and John Milton. What's not to like?'
The Daily Mail on Gideon's Angel

'Clifford Beal has a real talent for bringing history to life in the most engaging way. Full of thrilling action, with a touch of the supernatural, and yet without flinching from the darkness of war and the soldier's life.'
Adrian Tchaikovsky on The Raven's Banquet

Genre: Fantasy    

Praise for this book

"Fast-paced, intelligent fantasy action. A fascinating tale of intrigue, magic and war." - Adrian Tchaikovsky


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Used availability for Clifford Beal's The Guns of Ivrea

Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guns of Ivrea: Valdur Book One (Valdur 1)
Author(s): Clifford Beal
ISBN: 1-78108-348-7 / 978-1-78108-348-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Solaris
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guns of Ivrea (Tales of Valdur)
Author(s): Clifford Beal
ISBN: 1-78108-347-9 / 978-1-78108-347-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Solaris
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Guns of Ivrea (A Tale of Valdur Book 1)
Author(s): Clifford Beal
Publisher: Solaris
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA