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In the Shadow of Lightning

(2022)
(The first book in the Glass Immortals series)
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From Brian McClellan, author of The Powder Mage, comes In the Shadow of Lightning, a brand-new epic fantasy where magic is a finite resource—and it’s running out.

Demir Grappo is an outcast—he fled a life of wealth and power, abandoning his responsibilities as a general, a governor, and a son. Now he will live out his days as a grifter, rootless, and alone. But when his mother is brutally murdered, Demir must return from exile to claim his seat at the head of the family and uncover the truth that got her killed: the very power that keeps civilization turning, godglass, is running out.

Now, Demir must find allies, old friends and rivals alike, confront the powerful guild-families who are only interested in making the most of the scraps left at the table and uncover the invisible hand that threatens the Empire. A war is coming, a war unlike any other. And Demir and his ragtag group of outcasts are the only thing that stands in the way of the end of life as the world knows it.

"Powerful rival families, murderous conspiracies, epic battles, larger-than-life characters, and magic."—Fonda Lee, author of The Green Bone Saga

"Engaging, fast-paced and epic."—James Islington, author of
In The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Clever, fun, and by turns beautifully bloody,
In the Shadow of Lightning hits like a bolt through a stained glass window."—Megan E. O'Keefe, author of Chaos Vector

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Excellent worldbuilding and a truly epic narrative combine into Brian's finest work to date." - Brandon Sanderson


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Hardback Editions

June 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Shadow of Lightning (Glass Immortals, 1)
Author(s): Brian McClellan
ISBN: 1-250-75569-7 / 978-1-250-75569-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

June 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of Lightning: Glass Immortals, Book 1
Author(s): Brian McClellan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2022 : Australia Audio edition
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Author(s): Brian McClellan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of Lightning: Glass Immortals, Book 1
Author(s): Brian McClellan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2022 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of Lightning: Glass Immortals, Book 1
Author(s): Brian McClellan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the Shadow of Lightning (Glass Immortals Book 1)
Author(s): Brian McClellan
Publisher: Tor Books
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