Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen

Malice

Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen

John Gwynne

Even the brave will fall . . .

Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.

The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.

High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

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ISBN: 9780330545754
Publication date: 04.07.2013
Number of pages: 640
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9780230758452
Publication date: 06.12.2012
Number of pages: 640
Dimensions: 234mm x 153mm

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ISBN: 9780230767270
Publication date: 06.12.2012

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From the Tor blog

Debut fantasy author John Gwynne’s first novel is published by Tor UK on December 6th. Following in the footsteps of David Eddings and Robert Jordan, this coming-of-age high fantasy novel is a really epic read. We caught up with John to ask him a few questions about the novel and how it feels to be published.

Can you tell us a little bit about it and how long it took to write such a mammoth story?

Malice is an epic fantasy, with all that that suggests. Epic battles, sweeping landscapes, angels and demons, Machiavellian politics and a coming-of-age tale. Also I hope it has a human heart, telling a story about people and their passions. Epic and intimate was my goal.

Read the rest of the interview on the Tor blog

Praise for Malice

‘A strong contender for the “if you like Game of Thrones, why not try this?” award’ – Independent

‘This is the kind of fantasy I love to read and I truly can’t wait for the next volume in The Faithful and the Fallen!’ – Fantasy Book Critic

‘An epic debut novel, John Gwynne is a writer to watch from now on’ – Iwillreadbooks.com

‘Great characters and plot – it gets faster and more fascinating by the page. All I want now is for the author to put everything else aside, including his health – and write two or three more as fast as humanly possible. Hell of a debut: Highly recommended’ – Conn Iggulden

‘John Gwynne hits all the right spots in his epic tale of good vs evil, the first in the Faithful & The Fallen series . . . there’s a lot of pleasure to be had in this debut novel; Gwynne is definitely one to watch’ – SFX

‘If you like a good old-fashioned tale of good vs. evil, where the good guys wear white and the bad guys are really, really bad then Malice is perfect. So sit back, slip on those slippers and enjoy’ – Fantasy Faction blog

Books by John Gwynne

  • Valour: Book Two of The Faithful and the Fallen