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Stranger of Tempest

A rip-roaring tale of mercenaries and mages
  • Author
    • Tom Lloyd
Format
Regular price £10.99
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  • Published: Apr 20 2017
  • Pages: 512
  • 130 x 201mm
  • ISBN: 9781473213180
Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Riven Kingdom. Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent's principalities, he walks the land in search of purpose. He wants for little so bodyguard work keeps his belly full and his mage-gun loaded. It might never bring a man fame or wealth, but he's not forced to rely on others or kill without cause.

Little could compel Lynx to join a mercenary company, but he won't turn his back on a kidnapped girl. At least the job seems simple enough; the mercenaries less stupid and vicious than most he's met over the years.

So long as there are no surprises or hidden agendas along the way, it should work out fine.

*****

Praise for Stranger of Tempest

'The most satisfying thing I've read in a long time. Exceeded expectations that weren't even that low and scratched all my itches. Felt like i needed a cigarette afterwards - it was that good.' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'Stranger of Tempest drew me in from the beginning, it has such a brilliant opening! One of the best I've read! It was at that moment that I knew I was going to enjoy this book, it cracked me up and intrigued me.' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'Stranger of Tempest is a fast paced, fun read with memorable characters that you want to know more about! It's a brilliant blend of humour, action, magic, adventure, and more. I can't wait for the next book! I'm so excited to see where this is all going to go!' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'A great rip-roaring take, in the style of Dungeons and Dragons. The characters are real and some are likable while others downright despicable. Loved it.' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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Press Reviews

  • Adrian Tchaikovsky
    I loved this book from start to finish: tightly written heroic fantasy with deftly drawn characters in an intriguing, action-filled world
  • James Barclay
    Stranger of Tempest is an outstanding and refreshingly original work of fantasy fiction; and even in a genre crowded with incredible talent and content, it will undoubtedly stand out and, I hope, propel Tom centre-stage where he clearly now belongs
  • Ben Galley
    Deliciously dark and dangerous - Stranger of Tempest grabs you by the throat on the first page and only squeezes tighter from there on in
  • Ed Cox
    Stranger of Tempest grips you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. This is Tom Lloyd at his best, and my money is on Stranger being a standout fantasy for 2016. And just look at that cover!
  • KV Johansen
    A fascinating world with characters you can cheer for. The action is relentless, the quiet moments between thoughtful. I'm eagerly looking forward to more of Lynx and Toil
  • Neil Atkinson, Waterstones
    a great recommend for Sanderson fans! Fast-paced and fun
  • Booksbyproxy
    With flawed characters, a fascinating world, and a veritable cornucopia of antagonists throughout, Stranger of Tempest is a powerful and impressive series opener. Tom Lloyd has crafted a captivating and well imagined world which promises great things to come in what is set to be a storming new series. Fantasy fans who have yet to discover Tom Lloyd: Now is the time!
  • Tattooedbookgeek
    For fantasy fans this is a must read book, while action packed and occasionally humorous it is also character driven filled with a great cast of unforgettable characters that you care about, creatures, magic and magical weapons, a detailed world and an engrossing story, it has everything a fantasy book needs done to the highest quality level
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Ti
    [. . .] tightly written heroic fantasy with deftly drawn characters in an intriguing, action-filled world
  • James Barclay, author of Heart of Granite
    [. . .] an outstanding and refreshingly original work of fantasy fiction; and even in a genre crowded with incredible talent and content, it will undoubtedly stand out and, I hope, propel Tom centre-stage where he clearly now belongs
  • Edward Cox, author of The Song of the Sycamore
    Grips you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. This is Tom Lloyd at his best
  • SFX
    From the very first page, this first book in Tom Lloyd's new The God Fragments hurls you head-first into the action...the world that Lloyd wraps you in is just as gripping as his storytelling
  • Forbidden Planet International
    Tom Lloyd's Stranger of Tempest is a fantasy adventure in the modern style, comfortably mixing gritty realism with swords and sorcery. Imagine Steven Erikson's Malazan marines teaming up with Lara Croft for a mad dash across Joe Abercrombie's Red Country with an unplanned detour through the forgotten deeps of Moria and you'll be most of the way there.
  • Jo's Book Blog
    this is a great start to what I expect will be an amazing new series, and will appeal to those who, like me, felt bereft when Chris Wooding completed his Tales of the Ketty Jay series as well as fans of Scott Lynch.
  • Aliette de Bodard, author of The House of Shattered Wings
    A fun and fast paced romp in which a mercenary company's latest job goes horrendously wrong and they have to evade pursuit. A great cast and some very good action set pieces.