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A Fool's Hope

Book Two
  • Author
    • Mike Shackle
Regular price £12.99
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  • Published: Aug 05 2021
  • Pages: 608
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781473225251
The sequel to the darkly fantastic WE ARE THE DEAD: with more unflinching action, A FOOL'S HOPE sees Jia's revolutionaries dig in their heels as they learn that wars aren't won in a day.

War takes everything.

From Tinnstra, it took her family and thrust her into a conflict she wanted only to avoid. Now her queen's sole protector, she must give all she has left to keep Zorique safe.

It has taken just as much from Jia's revolutionaries. Dren and Jax - battered, tortured, once enemies themselves - must hold strong against their bruised invaders, the Egril.

For the Egril intend to wipe Jia from the map. They may have lost a battle, but they are coming back.

If Tinnstra and her allies hope to survive, Jia's heroes will need to be ready when they do.

With more bone-crunching action, tough choices and impossible odds, fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Ed McDonald will find something to love in this series.

'One of the best fantasy novels of the year' Novel Notions

'Probably my favourite book of the year' The Chronicler

'One of the best books I've read this year' Starlit Book

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Book One: We Are the Dead
Book Two: A Fool's Hope
Book Three: Until the Last
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Press Reviews

  • Lily Reads
    This is my most favourite book I have read in 2020. And this series is on the way to turning into one of my absolute favourites
  • Novel Notions
    A Fool's Hope is one of the best fantasy novels of the year. Shackle has outdone himself by crafting such a heart-hammering sequel, and I'll go as far as saying that it's one of the best middle-book installments I've ever read
  • The Chronicler
    Epic and horrific, wonderful and depressing, exhilarating and distressing and truly a must-read for all fans of the genre . . . A Fool's Hope is probably my favourite book of the year
  • Bibliophile Book Club
    Brutal, emotional and utterly gripping, it was an absolute rollercoaster of a book
  • The Book In Hand
    Holy shit - this book!
  • Benny Books
    One of the most exciting and fresh fantasy series around
  • The Swordsmith
    It's incredible
  • Starlit Book
    A Fool's Hope is a most excellent follow up to We Are the Dead, and one of the best books I've read this year. Sekanowari is here and gods help anyone who gets caught up in the chaos and mayhem that follows in its wake
  • Under the Radar SFF Books
    Shackle is not one to shy away from curveballs, blood and betrayals . . . a triumph of a second book
  • Nick Martell, author of Kingdom of Liars
    Dark, brutal, wonderful
  • Out of This World SFF
    If you crave a fantasy series that puts you on edge and teems with tension throughout, then pick up both We Are The Dead and A Fool's Hope