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The City Stained Red

(2013)
(The first book in the Bring Down Heaven series)
A novel by

 
 
Long before he was sent to hell, the Aeon known as Khoth-Kapira was the closest thing to a living god the world had ever known. Possessed of a vast intellect, he pioneered many of the wonders that persist in the world long after he was banished. Nearly every fragment of medical, economic and technological progress that the mortal races enjoyed could be traced back to him. But with his wonders came cruelty beyond measure: industrialised slavery, horrifying experimentations and a rage that would eventually force the world to bow to him.

Now, as Khoth-Kapira stirs, the world begins to shudder with disasters yet to come.The epicenter is the city of Cier'Djaal. A religious war between two unstoppable military juggernauts begins to brew. The racial fury among many peoples of the world is about to explode. Demons begin to pour from the shadows at the head of a vicious cult worshipping dark powers.

And Lenk finds himself in the middle once more, his fate and the fate of Khoth-Kapira interlinked as the demon attempts to convince him of his earnestness.

'Your world is breaking around you,' He Who Makes says, 'let me fix it. Let me help you. Let me out.'



Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Monstrous, murderous, psychotic, deranged, possessed, and insane-the only question is what our heroes hate more: the demons they're fighting or themselves." - Stephen Deas

"Sam Sykes does blood and noise in the liveliest tradition of contemporary fantasy, with all the brash vigor of youth, and with a sly, penetrating sensitivity all his own. Not many writers can give you fireworks and subtlety at the same time like he can." - Scott Lynch


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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The City Stained Red
Author(s): Sam Sykes
ISBN: 0-575-13216-7 / 978-0-575-13216-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City Stained Red: Bring Down Heaven Book 1
Author(s): Sam Sykes
ISBN: 0-575-13218-3 / 978-0-575-13218-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The City Stained Red (Bring Down Heaven, 1)
Author(s): Sam Sykes
ISBN: 0-316-37487-3 / 978-0-316-37487-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City Stained Red: Bring Down Heaven Book 1
Author(s): Sam Sykes
ISBN: 0-575-13217-5 / 978-0-575-13217-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The City Stained Red (Bring Down Heaven series, Book 1)
Author(s): Sam Sykes
ISBN: 1-4789-8696-4 / 978-1-4789-8696-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The City Stained Red Lib/E (Bring Down Heaven)
Author(s): Sam Sykes
ISBN: 1-4789-5805-7 / 978-1-4789-5805-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The City Stained Red
Author(s): Sam Sykes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The City Stained Red
Author(s): Sam Sykes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City Stained Red: Bring Down Heaven Book 1
Author(s): Sam Sykes
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The City Stained Red (Bring Down Heaven series Book 1)
Author(s): Sam Sykes
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA