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The Poison Throne

Walker Dryden



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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
29 June 2021

Once the most magnificent city on earth - now the dark heart of an empire which lies in ruins.

Occupied by the fanatical forces of the mysterious cult of Maya, corpses hang from the gallows, and citizens are flogged for next to nothing.

Barakat, leader of the Inquisition, leads the purge.

Gregor, former spymaster to the Sultan, lives in fear.

Madu, heir to the throne, is opiated and installed as a puppet ruler.

And Qulan, the great general, rots in prison.

But the history of Tumanbay shows that those who can rise to power can just as easily fall.

And there are whispers of rebellion, of a reckoning - as well as rumblings of plague on the horizon...
Imprint:   Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 48mm
Weight:   620g
ISBN:   9781409187073
ISBN 10:   1409187071
Pages:   512
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Walker Dryden is the pseudonym for writing team Mike Walker and John Scott Dryden. John Scott Dryden is an award-winning writer and director, best known for his work in audio fiction. He created the popular podcast series, Passenger List, and has written and directed many audio drama series for the BBC. Mike Walker has written series on the Caesars, Plantagenets, Stuarts and Romanovs for the BBC, along with a number of plays and a thriller, Bad Company. Over the past few years, the two have worked together to bring to life the world of Tumanbay.

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