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The Bone Ships

(2019)
(The first book in the Tide Child Trilogy series)
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"Excellent. One of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years." —Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author

A brilliantly imagined saga of honor, glory, and warfare, The Bone Ships is the epic launch of a new series from British Fantasy Award winner, RJ Barker.

*British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel, winner

Two nations at war. One prize beyond compare. 

For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted.

Now, the first dragon in centuries has been spotted in far-off waters, and both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favor. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory but the war.

Praise for The Bone Ships:

"Brilliant." —Robin Hobb

"A vividly realized high-seas epic that pulls you deep into its world and keeps you tangled there until the very last word." —Evan Winter, author of
The Rage of Dragons

The Tide Child Trilogy
The Bone Ships
Call of the Bone Ships
The Bone Ship's Wake


For more from RJ Barker, check out:

The Wounded Kingdom
Age of Assassins
Blood of Assassins
King of Assassins

 


Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A singular, sensational new voice in epic fantasy." - Nicholas Eames

"I absolutely loved it. A whole lot of swashbuckling awesomeness by RJ Barker. He has crafted a fascinating world and a twisty plot, both rooted in characters I came to care about. A definite winner for me." - John Gwynne

"An epic tale of duty and obligation and honour, and what bravery really means... I can't recommend it enough." - Peter McLean

"The Bone Ships is a viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it." - Tasha Suri

"The Bone Ships is excellent. Aside from the standout writing, it's one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years." - Adrian Tchaikovsky

"A vividly realized high-seas epic that pulls you deep into its world and keeps you tangled there until the very last word." - Evan Winter


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