Shadows of the Apt

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Other books by this author

  • The Seal of the Worm
  • War Master's Gate
Shadows of the Apt

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Heirs of the Blade
Heirs of the Blade

Tynisa is running, but she cannot escape the demons of her own mind. Amidst the fragmenting provinces of the Dragonfly Commonweal her past will at last catch up with her. Her father’s ghost is hunting her down.

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The Air War
The Air War

All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. In Solarno, the spies watch each other and ready their knives, while Myna sees the troops muster at its border and emotions run high as it vows never to be enslaved again. In Collegium, the students argue politics, too late to turn the tide.

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Suggested Reading Order

Empire in Black and Gold
Empire in Black and Gold

The city states of the Lowlands have lived in peace for decades, bastions of civilization, prosperity and sophistication. They have been protected by treaties, trade and a belief in the reasonable nature of their neighbours.


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Dragonfly Falling
Dragonfly Falling

The armies of the Wasp Empire are on the march, and first to feel their might will be the city of Tark – even now preparing for siege. Within its walls Salma and Totho must weather the storm, as the Ant-kinden prepare to stand against numbers and weaponry such as the Lowlands have never seen.


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Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis

Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, the seer Achaeos has tracked the stolen Shadow Box to the marsh-town of Jerez – but he has only days before this magical artefact is lost to him forever.


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Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark

The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual - a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality. But Uctebri has his own plans both for the Emperor and the Empire.


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The Scarab Path
The Scarab Path

BOOK FIVE: SHADOWS OF THE APT


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The Sea Watch
The Sea Watch

BOOK SIX: SHADOWS OF THE APT


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Heirs of the Blade
Heirs of the Blade

Tynisa is running, but she cannot escape the demons of her own mind. Amidst the fragmenting provinces of the Dragonfly Commonweal her past will at last catch up with her. Her father’s ghost is hunting her down.


Read the first chapter
The Air War
The Air War

All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. In Solarno, the spies watch each other and ready their knives, while Myna sees the troops muster at its border and emotions run high as it vows never to be enslaved again. In Collegium, the students argue politics, too late to turn the tide.


Read the first chapter