book cover of Shield and Crocus

Shield and Crocus

(2014)
(The first book in the Shield and Crocus series)
A novel by

 
 
In a city built among the bones of a fallen giant, a small group of heroes looks to reclaim their home from the five criminal tyrants who control it.

The city of Audec-Hal sits among the bones of a Titan. For decades it has suffered under the dominance of five tyrants, all with their own agendas. Their infighting is nothing, though, compared to the mysterious "Spark-storms" that alternate between razing the land and bestowing the citizens with wild, unpredictable abilities. It was one of these storms that gave First Sentinel, leader of the revolutionaries known as the Shields of Audec-Hal, power to control the emotional connections between people - a power that cost him the love of his life.

Now, with nothing left to lose, First Sentinel and the Shields are the only resistance against the city's overlords as they strive to free themselves from the clutches of evil. The only thing they have going for them is that the crime lords are fighting each other as well - that is, until the tyrants agree to a summit that will permanently divide the city and cement their rule of Audec-Hal.

It's one thing to take a stand against oppression, but with the odds stacked against the Shields, it's another thing to actually triumph.

In this stunning, original tale of magic and revolution, Michael R. Underwood creates a cityscape that rivals Ambergris and New Crobuzon in its depth and populates it with heroes and villains that will stay with you forever.



Similar books by other authors

thumb
Emperor of Thorns
(Broken Empire, book 3)
Mark Lawrence
thumb
The Mirror Empire
(Worldbreaker Saga, book 1)
Kameron Hurley
thumb
Last First Snow
(Craft Sequence, book 4)
Max Gladstone

Used availability for Michael R Underwood's Shield and Crocus

Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Shield and Crocus
Author(s): Michael R Underwood
ISBN: 1-4778-2390-5 / 978-1-4778-2390-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Shield and Crocus
Author(s): Michael R Underwood
ISBN: 1-4915-2079-5 / 978-1-4915-2079-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Shield and Crocus
Author(s): Michael R Underwood
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Shield and Crocus
Author(s): Michael R Underwood
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Shield and Crocus
Author(s): Michael R Underwood
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Shield and Crocus
Author(s): Michael R Underwood
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU