Empire in Black and Gold

Empire in Black and Gold

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THE DAYS OF PEACE ARE OVER

The city states of the Lowlands have lived in peace and prosperity for decades: bastions of civilization and sophistication. That peace is about to end.

In far-off corners, an ancient Empire has been conquering city after city with its highly trained armies and sophisticated warmaking . . . And now it's set its sights on a new prize.

Only the ageing Stenwold Maker, spymaster, artificer and statesman, can see the threat. It falls upon his shoulders to open the eyes of his people - as soon a tide will sweep down over the Lowlands and burn away everything in its path.

But first he must stop himself from becoming the Empire's latest victim.

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About Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.

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Books by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Tiger and the Wolf
The Tiger and the Wolf
Guns of the Dawn
Guns of the Dawn
Children of Time
Children of Time
Seal of the Worm
Seal of the Worm
War Master's Gate
War Master's Gate
Heirs of the Blade
Heirs of the Blade
The Scarab Path
The Scarab Path
The Air War
The Air War
Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis
Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark
The Sea Watch
The Sea Watch
Dragonfly Falling
Dragonfly Falling

Books in the Series

Seal of the Worm
Seal of the Worm
War Master's Gate
War Master's Gate
Heirs of the Blade
Heirs of the Blade
The Scarab Path
The Scarab Path
Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis
Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark
The Air War
The Air War
The Sea Watch
The Sea Watch
Dragonfly Falling
Dragonfly Falling