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Jo Fletcher Books
28 June 2022
Once, Sancia Grado was just a thief with a grudge and a rare talent. Then she learned how to use that talent, and beat the great merchant houses of Tevanne at their own game. With Clef and Berenice, she even saw off an immortal hierophant - but the war they're fighting now is one they know they can't win.

'Absolutely riveting . . . A magnificent, mind-blowing start to a series I'm hungry for' - Amal El-Mohtar, co-author of This is How You Lose the Time War, in the New York Times on Foundryside

This time, they're not facing robber-baron elites or an immortal hierophant, but an entity whose intelligence is spread over half the globe: a ghost in the machine using the magic of scriving to possess and control not just objects, but human minds.

Despite all their efforts their enemy marches on, implacable, unstoppable - and it's closing in on its true prize: an ancient doorway that leads to the centre of creation itself.

'One of the best fantasy writers on the scene today' says Kirkus Reviews

Sancia and her friends glimpse a last desperate opportunity to stop this unbeatable foe - but to do so, they'll have to unlock the centuries-old mystery of scriving's origins and pull off the most daring heist they've ever attempted.

And as if that weren't enough, their adversary might just have a spy in their ranks - and a last trick up its sleeve . . .
Imprint:   Jo Fletcher Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781529414073
ISBN 10:   1529414075
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Locklands

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 *

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