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RJ Barker



RJ Barker is a softly-spoken Yorkshireman with flowing locks. He lives in the frozen north with his wife and son, and divides his time between writing and looking after his son.

Genres: Fantasy
 

Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2018) : Age of Assassins


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The Tethered Mage (2017)
(Swords and Fire, book 1)
Melissa Caruso
"An enchanting voice and an original world you won't want to leave."
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The End of Magic (2019)
Mark Stay
"Mark Stay paints his world and characters with deft, confident and dark strokes."
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The Moonsteel Crown (2021)
(Dominion , book 1)
Stephen Deas
"Subterfuge and skulduggery from one of my favourite fantasy writers."
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Composite Creatures (2021)
Caroline Hardaker
"The writing is wistful and works in such a way you don't realise how wonderfully strange the book is until you are enfolded in it."
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Ten Low (2021)
Stark Holborn
"Stark Holborn's writing is clever, original and thrilling."
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The Justice of Kings (2022)
(Empire of the Wolf, book 1)
Richard Swan
"A stunning piece of modern fantasy writing."
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Pennyblade (2022)
J L Worrad
"A violent, and wildly imaginative, riot of a book."
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The Book Eaters (2022)
Sunyi Dean
"Dean reinvents the vampire in way that's both disturbing."
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The Children of Gods and Fighting Men (2022)
(Gael Song, book 1)
Shauna Lawless
"An atmospheric journey into a thrilling historical fantasy world that feels like it should be real."

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