#2 in series

The Bear and the Serpent

Book 2 in the series

4.42 based on 23 ratings & 7 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan

Publication date: 09.02.2017
ISBN: 9781509830220
Number of pages: 464

Synopsis

As the south is in turmoil, an old terror emerges in the north . . .

Maniye, child of both Wolf and Tiger clans, has been named Champion of her people. But they're unsure if she's an asset - or a threat. To buy time, she joins Prince Tecuman's warband of outcasts and heads south, to help him gain his crown. She wants to discover her true place in the world, but instead heads into the jaws of a fierce new conflict.

Civil war threatens as Tecuman and his twin sister battle for the throne, for only one can rule. Yet whoever triumphs will carry a heavy burden, as a great doom has been foreseen that will fall across their whole world. And soon Maniye finds herself at the heart of a political storm.

Danger is also shadowing her old home, where Lord Thunder and his bear clan are attempting to unite the northern tribes. But only extreme peril will end age-old rivalries. An adversary from the most ancient of times is preparing to strike, putting their lands and their very souls in danger. And neither north nor south will be spared the terror to come.

The Bear and the Serpent is the second book in Adrian Tchaikovsky's epic fantasy series, Echoes of the Fall, following The Tiger and the Wolf.

In the media

A beautifully fierce fantasy about our need to belong and the importance of our choices, this is a coming of age tale with bite
GeekSyndicate on The Tiger and the Wolf
A classically brilliant fantasy writer, a pusher of boundaries, a great storyteller
Paul Cornell
It's addictively brilliant! The protagonist is vivid and sympathetic - and I love both the story and the world Adrian has created. It's meticulously thought out and utterly believable
John Gwynne on The Tiger and the Wolf