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We Are The Dead

(2019)
(The first book in the Last War Trilogy series)
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The first book in The Last War series: a debut epic fantasy full of crunching revolutionary action, twisted magic, and hard choices in dark times.

The war is over. The enemy won.

Jia's people learned the hard way that there are no second chances. The Egril, their ancient enemy, struck with magic so devastating that Jia's armies were wiped out. Now terror reigns in the streets, and friend turns on friend just to live another day.

Somehow Tinnstra - a deserter, a failure, nothing but a coward - survived. She wants no more than to hide from the chaos.

But dragged into a desperate plot to retake Jia, surrounded by people willing to do anything to win the fight, this time Tinnstra will need to do more than hide.

If Jia is to get a second chance after all, this time she will need to be a hero.

With all the grit of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Ed McDonald, this is fantasy with the sharpest of edges.

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'The next Game of Thrones' Glen Cook, author of The Black Company

'Tarantino crossed with David Gemmell' Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones

'A powerful debut' Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Likely the next Game of Thrones, and the best book I've read in several years. Erikson, Martin and Rothfuss are going to have to shove over and make room at the bar. A gem. Not one likeable character in the swamp but I still became totally emotionally engaged. I can't think how to tone down my enthusiasm." - Glen Cook

"Like Tarantino crossed with David Gemmell . . . Absolutely splendid. Shackle has come up with something really special here, and I enjoyed it enormously." - Peter McLean

"Hooked from page one, We Are the Dead rattles along with the pace of a runaway bullet train. Original, engaging, flawed but very-human characters draw us into a world rent by war, a world of brutal occupation, tarnished honour and devastating magics. This is a powerful debut and Shackle is an author to watch." - Gavin Smith


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Used availability for Mike Shackle's We Are The Dead

Hardback Editions

May 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: We Are The Dead: Book One (The Last War)
Author(s): Mike Shackle
ISBN: 1-4732-2520-5 / 978-1-4732-2520-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Are the Dead: Book One (Last War)
Author(s): Mike Shackle
ISBN: 1-4732-2522-1 / 978-1-4732-2522-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Are The Dead: Book One (The Last War)
Author(s): Mike Shackle
ISBN: 1-4732-2521-3 / 978-1-4732-2521-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We Are the Dead: The Last War Trilogy
Author(s): Mike Shackle
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: We Are the Dead: The Last War Trilogy
Author(s): Mike Shackle
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We Are the Dead: The Last War Trilogy
Author(s): Mike Shackle
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We Are The Dead: Book One
Author(s): Mike Shackle
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Are The Dead: Book One (The Last War 1)
Author(s): Mike Shackle
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU