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Malice

(2012)
(The first book in the Faithful and the Fallen series)
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Called a 'Hell of a debut' by bestselling author Conn Iggulden, Malice by John Gwynne is the first in The Faithful and the Fallen series.

Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king's realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.

The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.

High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind's hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

Genre: Fantasy
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Praise for this book

"Great characters and plot - it gets faster and more fascinating by the page . . . A hell of a debut: highly recommended." - C F Iggulden

"With all manner of battles, betrayals and revelations. I particularly enjoyed the battle scenes and duels . . . If it sounds like your thing, then it probably is." - Mark Lawrence


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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 0-230-75845-2 / 978-0-230-75845-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 0-316-39973-6 / 978-0-316-39973-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 0-330-54575-2 / 978-0-330-54575-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Malice: The Faithful and Fallen, Book 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Malice: The Faithul and Fallen, Book 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Malice: The Faithul and Fallen, Book 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Malice: The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Malice: The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen Book 1)
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Orbit
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December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Malice (The Faithful and The Fallen Series Book 1)
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Malice: The Faithful and the Fallen 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon AU