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James Islington


James Islington was born and raised in southern Victoria, Australia. His influences growing up were the stories of Raymond E. Feist and Robert Jordan, but it wasn't until later, when he read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series - followed soon after by Patrick Rothfuss' Name of the Wind - that he was finally inspired to sit down and write something of his own. He now lives with his wife, Sonja, on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Genres: Fantasy
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James Islington recommends
Age of Assassins (2017)
(Wounded Kingdom, book 1)
RJ Barker
"Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book."
A Plague of Giants (2017)
(Seven Kennings, book 1)
Kevin Hearne
"A Plague of Giants is an absorbing epic fantasy, with clever storytelling that allows its many threads to each feel important, personal, and memorable. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel!"
The Tethered Mage (2017)
(Swords and Fire, book 1)
Melissa Caruso
"Engaging and entertaining with intrigue, a good pace, and strong characters. Zaira and Amalia are bright, bold heroes in a smartly constructed world."
The Gutter Prayer (2019)
(Black Iron Legacy, book 1)
Gareth Hanrahan
"A gripping, darkly inventive tale."
Legacy of Ash (2019)
(Legacy Trilogy , book 1)
Matthew Ward
"Packed with big battles, shadowy intrigue and a large cast of characters, Legacy of Ash is an absorbing debut."
The Kingdom of Liars (2020)
(Legacy of the Mercenary King, book 1)
Nick Martell
"With a smartly plotted story, great world-building, flawed but fascinating characters and plenty of mystery, The Kingdom of Liars is a terrific debut."
Engines of Empire (2022)
(Age of Uprising, book 1)
R S Ford
"An excellent start to a new series: fast-paced and engaging, with a properly epic setting and a cast of characters I look forward to seeing more of."
In the Shadow of Lightning (2022)
(Glass Immortals, book 1)
Brian McClellan
"Engaging, fast-paced and epic."

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