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(The first book in the Faithful and the Fallen series)
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'Hell of a debut: Highly recommended' – Conn Iggulden, author of Empire

An epic coming-of-age fantasy inspired by mythology and the Iron Age,
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.

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.

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Praise for John Gwynne:

'Reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place' – Robin Hobb, author of Assassin's Apprentice

'One of the modern masters of heroic fantasy' – Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of
Children of Memory

'Exciting, well-written swords and sorcery. Try it on for size' – Mark Lawrence, author of
The Broken Empire

Genre: Fantasy

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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