The Air War

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AN EMPRESS DEMANDS HER BIRTHRIGHT

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.

In the heart of the Empire, new pilots have completed their secretive training, generals are being recalled to service and armies are ready to march. Their Empress, the heir to two worlds, intends to claim her birthright. And nothing - either within the Empire or beyond it - will stand in her way.

A conflict is coming, the like of which the insect-kinden have never seen.

Reminiscent of much that's gone before from the likes of Gemmel, Erikson, Sanderson and Cook but with its own unique and clever touch . . .Terrific
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I cannot even begin to explain how much I enjoy the Shadows of the Apt books . . . some of the best fantasy entertainment out there
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He has a unique voice . . . an epic and complex story
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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. He's the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series.

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Books by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Dragonfly Falling
Dragonfly Falling
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 Sea Watch
The Sea Watch
Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis
Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark
Empire in Black and Gold
Empire in Black and Gold

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
The Sea Watch
The Sea Watch
Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis
Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark
Empire in Black and Gold
Empire in Black and Gold