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The Justice of Kings

(2022)
(The first book in the Empire of the Wolf series)
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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A stunning piece of modern fantasy writing' RJ Barker

'Utterly compelling, thoroughly engrossing and written with such skilful assurance I could barely put it down' Nicholas Eames

NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW

The Empire of the Wolf simmers with unrest. Rebels, heretics and powerful patricians all challenge the power of the imperial throne.

Only the Order of Justices stands in the way of chaos. Sir Konrad Vonvalt is the most feared Justice of all, upholding the law by way of his sharp mind, arcane powers and skill as a swordsman. At his side stands Helena Sedanka, his clerk and protégé, orphaned by the wars that forged the empire.

When the pair investigate the murder of a provincial aristocrat, they unearth a conspiracy that stretches to the very top of imperial society. As the stakes rise and become ever more personal, Vonvalt and Helena must make a choice: will they abandon the laws they've sworn to uphold in order to protect the empire?

Introducing an unforgettable protagonist destined to become a fantasy icon, The Justice of Kings is an unmissable debut where action, intrigue and magic collide.

Praise for
The Justice of Kings

'A fantastic debut' Peter McLean

'The Justice of Kings is equal parts heroic fantasy and murder mystery . . . Richard Swan's sophisticated take on the fantasy genre will leave readers hungry for more' Sebastien de Castell

'Great characters, compelling and wonderfully written. A brilliant debut and fantastic start to the series' James Islington

'Totally addictive' Novel Notions

'A marvellously detailed world with an engrossing adventure from a unique perspective' K. S. Villoso

'Swan has built a dark and gritty world, filled it with beautifully written characters and lays out a master-crafted story to create an incredible book that you can't put down' FanFiAddict

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A brilliant book, with intrigue, excellent character arcs, a brutal magic system and a story I just could not put down' Grimdark Magazine

'Riveting . . . Swan crafts a strong, dynamic character in Vonvalt, and the twists will keep readers turning the pages' Publishers Weekly



Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A stunning piece of modern fantasy writing." - RJ Barker

"The Justice of Kings is equal parts heroic fantasy and murder mystery . . . Richard Swan's sophisticated take on the fantasy genre will leave readers hungry for more." - Sebastien De Castell

"A fantastic debut." - Peter McLean

"A marvelously detailed world with an engrossing adventure from a unique perspective. I enjoyed it!" - K S Villoso


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February 2022 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Justice of Kings: the Sunday Times bestseller (Book One of the Empire of the Wolf)
Author(s): Richard Swan
ISBN: 0-356-51642-3 / 978-0-356-51642-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Justice of Kings (Empire of the Wolf, 1)
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Title: The Justice of Kings: the Sunday Times bestseller (Book One of the Empire of the Wolf)
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Title: The Justice of Kings (Empire of the Wolf, 1)
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Title: The Justice of Kings: the Sunday Times bestseller (Book One of the Empire of the Wolf)
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Title: The Justice of Kings
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Title: The Justice of Kings
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Title: The Justice of Kings: Empire of the Wolf, Book 1
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Title: The Justice of Kings: Empire of the Wolf, Book 1
Author(s): Richard Swan
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Title: The Justice of Kings (Empire of the Wolf Book 1)
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February 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Justice of Kings: the Sunday Times bestseller (Book One of the Empire of the Wolf)
Author(s): Richard Swan
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU