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Head of Zeus
The Black Guard
The Black Guard A.J. Smith
 The Long War, 1

The city of Ro Canarn burns. With their father's blood fresh upon the headsman's sword, Lord Bromvy and Lady Bronwyn, the last scions of the house of Canarn, face fugitive exile or death.

In the court of Ro Tiris, men fear to speak their minds. The Army of the Red marches upon the North. Strange accidents befall those who dare question the King's new advisors. Those foolish enough to speak their names call them the Seven Sisters: witches of the fire god; each as beautiful and as dangerous as a flame.

And, called from the long ages of deep time by war and sacrifice, the children of a dead god are waking with a pitiless cry.

All that was dead will rise.

All that now lives will fall...

Head of Zeus * Fantasy
13 Feb 2014 * 616pp * £8.99 * 9781781855645
REVIEWS
'Martin meets Lovecraft ... Fun and refreshingly direct'
SciFiNow
'Interesting and enticing, deftly sidesteps fantasy cliche and thrusts you towards the next instalment'
SFX
'The Black Guard has been described as "Martin meets Lovecraft", and doesn't disappoint on either count. With bleak personal stories of loss and hardship, wars between rival nations and a plot to resurrect a dead god, the novel is packed with action and intrigue'
7/10 Fantasy Faction
ALSO IN THE SERIES
The Dark Blood
The Red Prince
The World Raven
Author
A.J. Smith
A.J. Smith
A.J. Smith is the author of The Black Guard, The Dark Blood, The Red Prince and The World Raven. He spent twelve years devising the series. When not writing fiction, he works in secondary education as a youth worker.
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