Robert Jackson Bennett is the author of The Founders trilogy - Foundryside, Shorefall and Locklands - and the Divine Cities trilogy, which was a Hugo Award finalist in the Best Series category. The first book in the series, City of Stairs, was also a finalist for the World Fantasy and Locus Awards, and the second, City of Blades, was a finalist for the World Fantasy, Locus and British Fantasy Awards. His previous novels have won the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award and the Philip K. Dick Citation of Excellence. Robert lives in Austin, Texas with his family.
The large-scale conflicts, new characters and climactic ending set the stage for more exciting action and adventure to come in the complex, ever-expanding world of the series * BOOKLIST (starred review) * Foundryside blew me away, and this is a perfect sequel . . . the book I've most thoroughly and uncomplicatedly enjoyed this year so far. It shocked and delighted and upset me from page to page, managing to thread humour and pathos and intrigue together with the speed and precision of a loom. I'm so excited to see what happens next * AMAL EL-MOHTAR in THE NEW YORK TIMES * The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists * BRANDON SANDERSON, New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer on Foundryside * Inventive, immersive and thrilling. Do yourself a favour and pick this up * KEVIN HEARNE, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles * Full of devastation, hope, torrid action, mystery and brilliance. His scriving system of re-writing the rules to reality is one of the most creative, rewarding magic systems in any fantasy series I've read. I can't recommend this author, or series, enough. A powerful and satisfying conclusion to this refreshing and inventive trilogy * NOVEL NOTIONS on LOCKLANDS * Gods collide in the high-octane finale to Bennett's epic fantasy Founders Trilogy . . . Bennett advances the plot precipitously and raises his characters' power levels to the nigh-incomprehensible , but the grounding themes of family and love as Sancia and Berenice risk their happiness to save the world, are what readers will take away * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on LOCKLANDS *