Acclaimed epic fantasy author John Gwynne returns with the first book in a new trilogy, perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, and David Gemmell.
" A Time of Dread reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place."Robin Hobb
A race of warrior angels, the Ben-Elim, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands, but their peace is brutally enforced.
In the south, hotheaded Riv is desperate to join the Ben-Elim's peacekeeping force, until she unearths a deadly secret.
In the west, the giantess Sig investigates demon sightings and discovers signs of an uprising and black magic.
And in the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests. The work of a predator, or something far darker?
It's a time of shifting loyalties and world-changing dangers. Difficult choices need to be made. Because in the shadows, demons are gathering, waiting for their time to rise...
About the Author
John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's been in a rock 'n' roll band, playing the double bass, traveled the USA and lived in Canada for a time. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Awesome. I really like the writing style and flow.
An amazing author; I waited for this book's release after finishing his other series. A smidgen of a slow start, but I attribute that to the character development that this author is so great at! It may not of been riveting from the get go, but I definitely felt myself forming a bond with the characters and am anxiously awaiting the next!
This is a phenomenal book.
story configuration a little confusing and the flow seemed at odds to the whole