The Twilight Herald (#2 Twilight Reign)

Author(s): Tom Lloyd

Science Fiction & Fantasy

After the shattering events of THE STORMCALLER, the eyes of the Land are on the minor city of Scree, which could soon be obliterated as the new Lord of the Farlan plots his revenge against Scree's rulers. Suffering under an unnatural summer drought and surrounded by volatile mercenary armies that may be its only salvation, the city is a strange sanctuary for a fugitive abbot to flee to, but he is only the first of many to be drawn there. Kings and princes, lords and monsters; all walk the sun-scorched streets while the evenings witness the performance of cruel and subversive plays that work their way into the hearts of the audience. Elite soldiers clash after dark and the city begins to tear itself apart as the sanity of its citizens crumbles, yet even chaos can be scripted. There is a malevolent will at work in Scree and one that has a lesson for the entire Land; nations can be manipulated, prophecies perverted, and Gods denied. Nothing lies beyond the reach of a shadow, and no matter how great a man's power, there some things he cannot be protected from.

Product Information

Tom Lloyd was one of 2006's Three Debut Novelists Personable and charming, and popular on the London SF scene THE STORMCALLER reprinted three times in the first month of publication Great sales and excellent critical coverage: It gallops along with scarcely a dull moment' says Lisa Tuttle in THE TIMES 'This first novel has good ideas and a suitably flawed hero. The world is beautifully realised, the battles suitably grim and the dragon, when it appears, is magnificent' GUARDIAN 'Lloyd creates a vivid world, which gradually comes alive and promises more for the future [He] echoes writers such as Moorcock and Gemmell.' INTERZONE

Tom Lloyd has worked as an editorial assistant and is currently contracts manager for a major London literary agency. He lives in London SW4.

General Fields

  • : 9780575082281
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Gollancz
  • : 0.376
  • : July 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Lloyd
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : very good
  • : 528
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