Col Buchanan's fantasy quartet of a despotic empire, its need for conquest and those who might just hold the line is a fabulous thing. And we are *delighted* to be publishing the hugely dramatic final instalment next February.  But first, we can show you the cover! This was put together by Neil Lang in our design department and illustrator Larry Rostant and it's a great finale to the series. It shows a desperate moment when the battle is at it's thickest, at the end of a lengthy siege that looks impossible to win... To find out what happens next, well, you'll have to read the book. But here's an extract of book one and you can see details of the plot and praise for the series below.


A time of reckoning has begun.

For ten years the Free Ports held their own against the despotic empire of Mann – but the empire is now poised to destroy them. The crucial fortress city of Bar-Khos is under attack and its freedom depends on a few unsteady hands.
Betrayal could come from any side, at any moment. While chaos reigns, Nico will search for his captive mother and attempt to defend his people. And Shard the Dreamer will hunt for legendary charts, which could yet save the city.  However, a Red Guard officer with gone rogue could bring about the end, 
and a visitor from another world has a hidden agenda.
With the war entering its darkest hours, will any of them survive?


Praise for the series

‘Two pages into Farlander I was hooked . . . Nice one Mr Buchanan’
Neal Asher

‘Something special . . . Buchanan writes vividly and well, and the story grips from the astonishing opening sequence to the unexpected conclusion’
The Times

‘With steampunk, magical and historical influences, this is one of the most refreshing new fantasies out there’

‘Well rendered and nicely paced . . . Stirring combat and vivid details’

‘If you’re a fan of blood-drenched epic fantasy then this is a series that you should keep an eye on’
Fantasy Book Review