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The Kingdom of Liars

(2020)
(The first book in the Legacy of the Mercenary King series)
A novel by

 
 
Michael was branded a traitor and his family exiled from courtly life after his father, David Kingman, murdered the king's nine-year-old son.

Now he survives by conning, cheating and duelling minor royals in a weak attempt to strike back at the world that abandoned him and his family, sure all the while that his father must be innocent . . . and aware that some powerful secret lurks in the hot white emptiness of his mind.

So when the opportunity arrives to return to court, via the most dangerous of the King's royal council, Michael takes it, hoping for clues to unlock his hidden past. Instead, he's going to find a royal family spiralling into a self-serving dictatorship, as beyond the walls gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia.

But if he can find his way to the truth, he could completely reverse the injustices which rule the Hollows . . . if Michael and his family can survive long enough to see it . . .

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A roaringly good romp full of intrigue and mystery. Marvellous fun." - Edward Cox

"With a smartly plotted story, great world-building, flawed but fascinating characters and plenty of mystery, The Kingdom of Liars is a terrific debut." - James Islington

"Nick Martell's debut THE KINGDOM OF LIARS lives up to its name, with so many truths and lies interwoven that nothing is as it seems and surprises lurk across every turn of the page. Nick's found the perfect narrator to tell this story in Michael Kingman - son of a traitor, faithful friend, unfaithful sibling, at turns selfish and selfless as he tries to discover the truth about his father's treason and clear his family name, Michael's tale is nothing, if not thrilling. An epic fantasy debut with a lot of promise, I'm excited to see what the future holds for Nick and Michael Kingman!" - Ryan Van Loan

"A symphony of loyalty, greed, family, and betrayal set in an innovative culture!" - Tamora Pierce

"An excellent fantasy debut, with engaging worldbuilding and a good mix between action and character. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and look forward to following Nick's sure-to-be lengthy writing career." - Brandon Sanderson

"An excellent fantasy debut." - Brandon Sanderson

"A richly rewarding fantasy that seethes with mysteries, fused with a mindscrew of a magic system. This is the good stuff." - Jeremy Szal


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Used availability for Nick Martell's The Kingdom of Liars

Hardback Editions

May 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
ISBN: 1-4732-2561-2 / 978-1-4732-2561-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars: A Novel (1) (The Legacy of the Mercenary King)
Author(s): Nick Martell
ISBN: 1-5344-3778-9 / 978-1-5344-3778-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
ISBN: 1-4732-2563-9 / 978-1-4732-2563-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars: A Novel (1) (The Legacy of the Mercenary King)
Author(s): Nick Martell
ISBN: 1-5344-3779-7 / 978-1-5344-3779-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
ISBN: 1-4732-2562-0 / 978-1-4732-2562-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
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Kindle Editions

May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars
Author(s): Nick Martell
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kingdom of Liars: A Novel (The Legacy of the Mercenary King Book 1)
Author(s): Nick Martell
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA