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The Path of Anger

The Book and the Sword: 1
  • Author
    • Antoine Rouaud
Regular price £10.99
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  • Published: Aug 14 2014
  • Pages: 448
  • 196 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9780575130821
There will be blood. There will be death. This is the path of anger.

Dun-Cadal has been drinking his life away for years. Betrayed by his friends - who turned their back on their ideals in favour of a new republic - and grief-stricken at the loss of his apprentice, who saved his life on the battlefield and whom he trained as a knight in exchange, he's done with politics, with adventure, and with people.

But people aren't finished with him - not yet. Viola is a young historian looking for the last Emperor's sword, and her search not only brings her to Dun-Cadal, it's also going to embroil them both in a series of assassinations. Because Dun-Cadal's turncoat friends are being murdered, one by one ... By someone who kills in the unmistakable style of an Imperial assassin ...
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Press Reviews

  • Dean Evans

    SFX Magazine
    A club sandwich of present-day action and flashback explainers that blend into each other to keep the pacing brisk.
  • Daniel Cairns

    SciFi Now
    Rouaud has a talent for character depiction.
    The Path of Anger has outstanding writing style - I would say arguably better than anything in contemporary secondary world fantasy genre - superbly drawn characters and narrative momentum.
  • Eric Brown

    The Guardian
    Rouaud's slow reveal of the backstory promises intriguing future volumes of fantasy noir with a distinctly continental sensibility.
  • SFF World
    The Path of Anger is a much richer, darker and subtler story than a mere quest novel.