Wednesday is Odin’s day or what I want Wednesday (WIWW). It’s that time of the week again where I will spotlight some new release books or just some books that I really want.
This week I want to spotlight The Faithful and the Fallen series by Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen, the second Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen Book 2), and the third book Ruin (The Faithful and the Fallen) is due out October 13, 2015. These all look like awesome books! I have heard nothing but great things about this series. I have not been able to secure any copies of these books yet but I hope I can soon, As I would love to read and review!. I have been wanting to read this series for a while now. The first book is
Ruin (The Faithful and the Fallen) is due out October 13, 2015.
So get yourself a copy!
About the books:
- Series: The Faithful and the Fallen (Book 3)
- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (October 13, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316386324
- ISBN-13: 978-0316386326
- Series: Faithful and the Fallen (Book 2)
- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (July 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316399744
- ISBN-13: 978-0316399746
- Series: The Faithful and the Fallen (Book 1)
- Paperback: 656 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (December 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316399736
- ISBN-13: 978-0316399739
The world is broken…
Corban wants nothing more than to be a warrior under King Brenin’s rule – to protect and serve. But that day will come all too soon. And the price he pays will be in blood.
Evnis has sacrificed – too much it seems. But what he wants – the power to rule — will soon be in his grasp. And nothing will stop him once he has started on his path.
Veradis is the newest member of the warband for the High Prince, Nathair. He is one of the most skilled swordsman to come out of his homeland, yet he is always under the shadow of his older brother.
Nathair has ideas – and a lot of plans. Many of them don’t involve his father, the High King Aquilus. Nor does he agree with his father’s idea to summon his fellow kings to council.
The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, but now giants are seen, the stones weep blood and giant wyrms are stirring. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. For if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust…
About the author:
I was born in Singapore while my dad was stationed there in the RAF. Up until he retired that meant a lot of traveling around, generally a move every three years or so.
I live with my wife and four wonderful (and demanding) children in East Sussex. Also three dogs, two of which will chew anything that stands still. I have had many strange and wonderful jobs, including packing soap in a soap factory, waitering in a french restaurant in Canada, playing double bass in a rock n roll band, and lecturing at Brighton University.
I stepped out of university work due to my daughter’s disability, so now I split my time caring for her and working from home – I work with my wife rejuvenating vintage furniture, which means fixing, lifting, carrying, painting and generally doing what my wife tells me to do…
And somehow during this time I started writing. I’ve always told my children stories at bed-time, and they pestered long and hard for me to write some of it down. At the same time I felt that my brain was switching off a little – vintage furniture is my wife’s passion, whereas my passions are geekier!
That’s how The Banished Lands and Malice began, though along the way it became more than just a hobby. I’m still in shock that it is actually a real book, rather than just pages on my desk.
So far two books of a planned four have been published in the Faithful and the Fallen series – Malice and Valor. Malice, to my immense surprise and joy, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy of 2012.
You can find me online at http://www.john-gwynne.com/