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Blood of the Mantis Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blood of the Mantis By Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky


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Summary

Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Children of Time, brings you an epic fantasy series of war and empire. In this third volume, Stenwold must rally his allies for battle.

Blood of the Mantis Summary

Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blood of the Mantis is the third novel in Adrian Tchaikovsky's richly imagined Shadows of the Apt series, following Dragonfly Falling. Stenwold must rally his allies for battle against the Empire, even as it seeks a dangerous artifact of enormous power.

A dread ritual casts a deadly shadow . . .


Achaeos the seer has finally tracked down the stolen Shadow Box. But he has only days before this magical artefact will be lost to him forever. Meanwhile, the Empire's dread forces are mustering for their next great offensive. Stenwold and his followers have only a short time to gather allies, before the enemy's soldiers march again - to conquer everything in their path. If Stenwold cannot hold them back, the hated black and gold flag will fly over every city in the Lowlands before the year's end.

Yet a more insidious threat awaits. Should the Shadow Box fall into the hands of the power-mad Emperor, nothing will save the world from his relentless ambition.

Blood of the Mantis is followed by Salute the Dark, the fourth book in the Shadows of the Apt series.

Blood of the Mantis Reviews

Brimming with imagination -- SciFiNow
The Shadows of the Apt series is simply one of the best epic fantasy series out there -- LEC Book Reviews
Super worldbuilding, great characters and extreme inventiveness -- Fantasy Book Critic
Epic fantasy at its best. Gripping, original and multi-layered storytelling from a writer bursting with lots of fascinating ideas -- Walker of Worlds
Full of sparking, speculative innovation -- Stephen Baxter on The Doors of Eden
Breathtaking scope and vision. Adrian Tchaikovsky is one of our finest writers -- Gareth Powell on Children of Ruin
A joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human -- Patrick Ness on Children of Time

About Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, and headed off to university in Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself, he subsequently ended up in law. Adrian has since worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds and now writes full time. He also lives in Leeds, with his wife and son. Adrian is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor. He has also trained in stage-fighting and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind - possibly excepting his son.

Adrian is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, the Echoes of the Fall series and other novels, novellas and short stories. The Tiger and the Wolf won the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel - and Children of Time won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. This was in the award's thirtieth anniversary year.

Additional information

GOR011862613
9781529050301
1529050308
Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
20210318
448
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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