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The Rage of Dragons (#1 Burning)
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Evan Winter
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The Rage of Dragons (#1 Burning)

Evan Winter


9780356512952

Orbit Books


Fantasy


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544 pages

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'A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, THE RAGE OF DRAGONSTAKES classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist' Anna Stephens, author of GODBLIND The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for almost two hundred years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.

Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war.

Young and gift-less, Tau Tafari wants more than this, but his plans of escape are destroyed when those closest to him are brutally murdered.

With too few Gifted left the Omehi are facing genocide, but Tau cares only for revenge. Following an unthinkable path, he will strive to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times, all for the chance to kill three of his own people.

'Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read' Anna Smith Spark, author of THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES 'Evan Winters' battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces' David Dalglish, author of A DANCE OF CLOAKS 'Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder' Micah Yongo, author of LOST GODS

By:   Evan Winter
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   702g
ISBN:   9780356512952
ISBN 10:   0356512959
Series:   Burning
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in England to South American parents, Evan Winter was raised in Africa near the historical territory of his Xhosa ancestors. Evan has always loved fantasy novels, but when his son was born, he realized that there weren't many epic fantasy novels featuring characters who looked like him. So, before he ran out of time, he started writing them.


Utter and complete perfection. Winter has created an absolute masterpiece of a novel . . . rich and powerful, with complex characters and an intricate plot and battle scenes that will blow your mind -- THE BOOKBAG Wow. This book hits the ground with stunning action and danger and it barely lets up as the pages fly by. I loved the African-influenced culture, the unique use of dragons and demons, the complex martial and class hierarchy, and it has a magic system unlike anything I've seen before. What a terrific set up for a series! -- David Anthony Durham, author of The Acacia Trilogy The Rage of Dragons is an uncompromisingly brutal fantasy in a unique, fascinating world . . . Fans of Anthony Ryan's Blood Song will love this -- Django Wexler, author of THE THOUSAND NAMES Fast-paced, incredibly engaging, and brimming with tension . . . Evan Winter is another new fantasy voice to watch out for; his voice deserves to be heard and his book deserves to be read . . . The Rage of Dragons is a breathtaking fantasy debut -- NOVEL NOTIONS A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist -- Anna Stephens, author of GODBLIND Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder -- Micah Yongo, author of LOST GODS Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read -- Anna Smith Spark, author of THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES A refreshingly brutal and imaginative tale of survival and revenge. Evan Winter's battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces, and. Tau's climb from exiled Lesser to Igonyama is earned in a way few writers could ever match -- David Dalglish, author of A DANCE OF CLOAKS The Rage of Dragons takes the best parts of epic fantasy and sets them in a refreshing and inventive new world, a gripping tale that makes clear the true cost of war and colonialism with one of the most enthralling hero's journeys I've read -- S. A. Chakraborty, author of CITY OF BRASS Winter's stunning debut fantasy epic is rich in complex characters and a well-wrought world with both European and African influences . . . This impressive series launch holds tremendous promise -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read -- James Islington, author of THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST The stultifying and dehumanising effects of a caste-based society and the seductive but ultimately destructive nature of vengeance lie at the heart of Evan Winter's tale . . . Expertly structured with a keen eye for action and character, The Rage of Dragons is a captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent. -- Anthony Ryan, author of BLOOD SONG

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