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The Whispering Swarm

(2015)
(The first book in the Sanctuary of the White Friar series)
A novel by

 
 
Michael Moorcock returns after more than a decade with a brand new trilogy that pries deep into the history of fantastical storytelling

Back in the Thirteenth Century, King Henry III granted a plot of land in the heart of London to an order of Friars known as the Carmelites. In return, they entered into a compact with God to guard a holy object. This sanctuary became a refuge for many of ill-repute, as the Friars cast no judgment and took in all who were in search of solace.

Known as Alsatia, it did not suffer like the rest of the world. No Plague affected it. No Great Fire burned it. No Blitz destroyed it. Within its walls lies a secret to existence - one that has been kept since the dawn of time - a bevy of creation, where reality and romance, life and death, imaginary and real share the same world.

One young man's entrance into this realm sends a shockwave of chaos through time. What lies at the center of this sacred realm is threatened for the first time in human existence.

Science fiction and fantasy legend Michael Moorcock launches his first new trilogy in ten years with The Whispering Swarm.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The greatest writer of post-Tolkien British fantasy." - Michael Chabon


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Whispering Swarm
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-4732-1332-0 / 978-1-4732-1332-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-7653-2477-6 / 978-0-7653-2477-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whispering Swarm
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-4732-1333-9 / 978-1-4732-1333-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-7653-2480-6 / 978-0-7653-2480-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whispering Swarm
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-4732-1331-2 / 978-1-4732-1331-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Whispering Swarm, The (The Sanctuary of the White Friars)
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-5226-0596-7 / 978-1-5226-0596-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whispering Swarm: The Sanctuary of the White Friars, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Whispering Swarm: The Sanctuary of the White Friars, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Whispering Swarm: The Sanctuary of the White Friars, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whispering Swarm
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA