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Legacy of Ash (#1 Legacy Trilogy)

Matthew Ward



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Orbit Books
14 April 2020
Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Swords and Slaying
LEGACY OF ASH is an epic tale of war and revolution, packed with vicious intrigue, ancient magic and a host of memorable characters - an unmissable fantasy debut from an exciting new British talent.

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families - once protectors of justice and democracy - now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Viktor Akadra is the Republic's champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.

Josiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellion.

And yet Calenne, Josiri's sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the Trelan name.

As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their homeland. However, decades of bad blood are not easily set aside - victory will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.
By:   Matthew Ward
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 60mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9780356513379
ISBN 10:   0356513378
Series:   The Legacy Trilogy
Pages:   800
Publication Date:   14 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Legacy of Ash (#1 Legacy Trilogy)

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

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