Matthew Ward has frequently been accused of living in worlds of his own imagination, though really he lives near Nottingham with his extremely patient wife and several attention-seeking cats.
Vivid action sequences . . . an impressive series opener * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * Absolutely incredible action scenes . . . so freaking epic * Fantasy Hive * A perfect blend of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom * FanFi Addict * This is the first epic fantasy book I've enjoying getting immersed in for ages . . . a great romp in a brilliantly realised setting . . . I have lost sleep, forgotten food and made this the thing I pick up every moment I can get -- SFFWorld [An] excellent debut * Weekend Sport * Packed with big battles, shadowy intrigue and a large cast of characters, Legacy of Ash is an absorbing debut -- James Islington An incredibly impressive piece of fantasy fiction -- The Fantasy Inn Epic fantasy as it should be; big, bold and very addictive * Starburst * A hugely entertaining debut -- John Gwynne