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The Hand of the Sun King

(2021)
(The first book in the Pact and Pattern series)
A novel by

 
 


'A captivating epic of conflicted loyalties and dangerous ambition' Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

'Brilliantly told and immediately engrossing, filled with magic, mistakes, and their merciless consequences' Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter

'An exciting new voice in epic fantasy' SFX

'This is one of the best debuts I've ever read' Novel Notions



My name is Wen Alder. My name is Foolish Cur.



All my life, I have been torn between two legacies: that of my father, whose roots trace back to the right hand of the Emperor. That of my mother's family, who reject the oppressive Empire and embrace the resistance.

I can choose between them - between protecting my family, or protecting my people - or I can search out a better path . . . a magical path, filled with secrets, unbound by empire or resistance, which could shake my world to its very foundation.

But my search for freedom will entangle me in a war between the gods themselves . . .

The first book in the Pact and Pattern series. Fans of Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn and R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War will love the magic running through every page.

'J.T. Greathouse is about to take Patrick Rothfuss's crown'
Mike Shackle

'A coming-of-age narrative with the energy of a modern fantasy and the gravity of a classic'
M.L. Wang

'Entertaining, richly imaginative and full of conflict'
Anna Stephens

'An absolute triumph'
The Fantasy Hive

'A staggering fantasy debut' FanFiAddict

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"An original fantasy filled with magic and culture, the story of a character torn between two names, two loyalties, and two definitions of good and evil." - Kevin J Anderson

"A great coming of age story about a foolish boy who seeks to unravel the secrets of magic and maybe do something good in the process. I absolutely loved it." - Nick Martell


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August 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Book One (Pact and Pattern)
Author(s): J T Greathouse
ISBN: 1-4732-3287-2 / 978-1-4732-3287-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Book One
Author(s): J T Greathouse
ISBN: 1-4732-3288-0 / 978-1-4732-3288-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King (Pact & Pattern)
Author(s): J T Greathouse
ISBN: 1-62567-547-X / 978-1-62567-547-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Pact and Pattern, Book 1
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: Podium Audio
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August 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Pact and Pattern, Book 1
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: Podium Audio
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August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Pact and Pattern, Book 1
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Pact and Pattern, Book 1
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Pact and Pattern, Book 1
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King (Pact and Pattern Book 1)
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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August 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hand of the Sun King: Book One (Pact and Pattern)
Author(s): J T Greathouse
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU