The Sea Watch

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DANGER LURKS BENEATH DARK WATERS

A shadow is falling over Collegium. Despite the tenuous peace, Stenwold Maker knows that the Empire will return for his city. Even as he tries to prepare for the resurgence of the black and gold army, a hidden threat is working against his people. Ships that sail from Collegium's harbour are being attacked, sunk by pirates. Some just go missing . . .

Lulled by the spread of lies and false promises, Stenwold's allies are falling away. He faces betrayal on every side, and the Empire is just waiting for the first sign of weakness to strike. But they are not the only power that has its eyes on Collegium. And even with all their military strength and technology, they may not be powerful enough to stave off the forces massing in the darkness.

Superb world building, great characters and extreme inventiveness
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Adrian is continuing to go from strength to strength. Magic
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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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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, and his standalone novel Children of Time is the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

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Books by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Bear and the Serpent
The Bear and the Serpent
The Tiger and the Wolf
The Tiger and the Wolf
Children of Time
Children of Time
Guns of the Dawn
Guns of the Dawn
Seal of the Worm
Seal of the Worm
War Master's Gate
War Master's Gate
The Air War
The Air War
Heirs of the Blade
Heirs of the Blade
The Scarab Path
The Scarab Path
Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark
Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis
Dragonfly Falling
Dragonfly Falling
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
The Air War
The Air War
Heirs of the Blade
Heirs of the Blade
The Scarab Path
The Scarab Path
Salute the Dark
Salute the Dark
Blood of the Mantis
Blood of the Mantis
Dragonfly Falling
Dragonfly Falling
Empire in Black and Gold
Empire in Black and Gold