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The Rage of Dragons

(2017)
(The first book in the Burning series)
A novel by

 
 
'A captivating epic fantasy from a major new talent' Anthony Ryan, author of Blood Song

'Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read' James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

IN A WORLD CONSUMED BY ENDLESS WAR ONE YOUNG MAN WILL BECOME HIS PEOPLE'S ONLY HOPE FOR SURVIVAL.

The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for generations. The lucky ones are born gifted: some have the power to call down dragons, others can be magically transformed into bigger, stronger, faster killing machines.

Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war. Tau Tafari wants more than this, but his plans of escape are destroyed when those closest to him are brutally murdered.

With too few gifted left, the Omehi are facing genocide, but Tau cares only for revenge. Following an unthinkable path, he will strive to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill three of his own people.

THE RAGE OF DRAGONS LAUNCHES AN UNMISSABLE EPIC FANTASY SERIES.

'Stunning debut fantasy' Publishers Weekly

'Intense, vivid and brilliantly realised - a necessary read' Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives

'Fans of Anthony Ryan's Blood Song will love this' Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names

'A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist' Anna Stephens, author of Godblind

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"People ask the last book I couldn't put down, and I tell them The Rage of Dragons. The tension rises with every page until you fear it will break you in two." - Peter V Brett

"The Rage of Dragons takes the best parts of epic fantasy and sets them in a refreshing and inventive new world, a gripping tale that makes clear the true cost of war and colonialism with one of the most enthralling hero's journeys I've read." - S A Chakraborty

"A refreshingly brutal and imaginative tale of survival and revenge. Evan Winter's battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces, and Tau's climb from exiled Lesser to legendary warrior is earned in a way few writers could hope to match." - David Dalglish

"Wow. This book hits the ground with stunning action and danger, and it barely lets up as the pages fly by. I loved the African-influence culture, the unique use of dragons and demons, the complex martial and class hierarchy, and it has a magic system unlike anything I've seen before. What a terrific set up for a series!" - David Anthony Durham

"Expertly structured with a keen eye for action and character, The Rage of Dragons is a captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent." - Anthony Ryan

"A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist." - Anna Stephens

"Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder." - Micah Yongo


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Used availability for Evan Winter's The Rage of Dragons

Hardback Editions

March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 0-356-51294-0 / 978-0-356-51294-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning (1))
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 0-316-48976-X / 978-0-316-48976-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 0-356-51296-7 / 978-0-356-51296-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning (1))
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 0-316-48977-8 / 978-0-316-48977-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 0-356-51295-9 / 978-0-356-51295-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Rage of Dragons
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 0-9938143-1-X / 978-0-9938143-1-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Beautiful Beast
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rage of Dragons
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 1-5491-8105-X / 978-1-5491-8105-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: Library Edition (Burning)
Author(s): Evan Winter
ISBN: 1-5491-8103-3 / 978-1-5491-8103-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning Book 1)
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rage of Dragons: The Burning, Book One
Author(s): Evan Winter
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU