THE BROKEN ISLES & THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS + EXTRACTS

04 July 2012

By Louise Buckley

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Tomorrow is the much anticipated hardback release date of Mark Charan Newton's THE BROKEN ISLES , the fourth book in his fantastic Legends of the Red Sun series. We are also publishing the paperback of book three, THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS - scroll down to read some free extracts from each!  

THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS

 

book-of-transformations_3A new and corrupt Emperor seeks to rebuild the ancient structures of Villjamur. But when the stranger Shalev arrives, empowering a militant underground movement, crime and terror become the rule.

Emperor Urtica calls upon cultists to help construct a group to eliminate those involved with the uprising, and calm the populace. But there’s more to these Villjamur Knights than just phenomenal skills and abilities - each have a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything they represent.

Investigator Fulcrom of the Villjamur Inquisition is given the unenviable task of managing the Knights’, but his own skills are tested when a mysterious priest, who has travelled from beyond the Empire’s edge, seeks his help. The priest’s existence threatens the church, and his quest promises to unweave the fabric of the world. Then in a distant corner of the Empire, the enigmatic cultist Dartun Súr steps back into this world, having witnessed horrors beyond his imagination. Broken, altered, he and the remnants of his cultist order are heading back to Villjamur. All eyes turn to the Sanctuary City, for Villjamur’s ancient legends are about to be shattered.

Click here to read a free extract from The Book of Transformations

 

THE BROKEN ISLES

 

War spills into the Boreal Archipelago, as two rival cultures bring their eternal battle into this adjacent realm.

Fresh from a military victory, Commander Brynd Lathraea plans to rebuild the city of Villiren, where he is confronted with a dilemma. There are friendly forces who have no other choice but to live alongside his own people, and their numbers will be required to fight in the looming conflict. The commander turns politician as he seeks to build bridges and embrace mysterious new technologies to further his ambitions. However, many in Villiren are sceptical of aliens coming to their city, tensions run high, and even the dream of a peaceful future brings with it inevitable clashes of beliefs.

Meanwhile, Villjamur has been destroyed. A vast swathe of refugees from the legendary city are now on the run from an immense alien presence in the sky. Villages are being cleared and people are dying en masse. And Inquisitor Fulcrom finds himself at the helm of an operation to aid the refugee exodus to the coast, but it's a race against time before this threatened genocide is complete. Ancient civilisations line up on the field of battle. Exotic creatures and a possible god walk alongside citizens of the Empire. As the Legends of the Red Sun series draws to a close, there will be one final and immense conflict to decide the fate of multiple cultures forever.

Click here to read a free extract from The Broken Isles

 

Praise for the Legends of the Red Sun series:

‘Newton combines strange and vivid creations with very real and pressing concerns . . . with estimable commitment and passion’

China Miéville

‘Fantasy with vast scope and ambition’

Guardian

‘A deft melding of murder mystery, gang warfare, corrupt politics and full-blown war’

SFX