HEIRS OF THE BLADE LAUNCH POST

13 February 2012

By Louise Buckley

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This month we publish the paperback edition of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s HEIRS OF THE BLADE,the seventh book in the Shadows of the Apt serieIf you haven’t yet discovered this series, then you're in for a treat.Described as "Ancient Greece meets World War II”, the SHADOWS OF THE APT series has garnered a reputation for being highly original, and boasting a heady mix of colourful drama and action, with great characterisation. And the seventh novel is no exception: Tynisa is running, but she cannot escape the demons of her own mind. Amidst the fragmenting provinces of the Dragonfly Commonweal her past will at last catch up with her. Her father’s ghost is hunting her down.

At the same time, the Wasp Empress, Seda, is on the move, and her eyes are on the city of Khanaphes, the fallen jewel of the ancient world. Whilst her soldiers seek only conquest, she sees herself as the heir to all the old powers of history, and has her eyes on a far greater prize.

So if you’re looking for something new to read this year, I say try the Shadows of the Apt series.

Praise for the Shadows of the Apt series

‘Inventiveness, action, great world building . . . Go read the series and see why it is so good!

FantasyBookCritic blog

‘Epic fantasy at its best. Gripping, original and multi-layered storytelling from a writer bursting with lots of fascinating ideas’

WalkerofWorlds.com

'Adrian is continuing to go from strength to strength. Magic'

FalcataTimes blog

I cannot even begin to explain how much I enjoy the Shadows of the Apt books . . . Adrian Tchaikovsky continues to grow into becoming one of the best writers of epic fantasy right now.’

LECBookReviews.com