Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne

Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen

byJohn Gwynne

Kobo ebook | December 6, 2012

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Called a 'Hell of a debut' by bestselling author Conn Iggulden, Malice by John Gwynne is the first in The Faithful and the Fallen series.

Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.

The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.

High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

Title:Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the FallenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 6, 2012Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230767273

ISBN - 13:9780230767270


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantasy classic, can't wait for book three. This is the second book in the aeries. Although I left some time between reading the first book I soon picked up on all the characters and their individual stories. There are a number of them and the threads come together with a great climax at the end. The thing that makes John Gwynne stand out like Joe Abercrombie is that he make the characters real, some of the hero's die and those lucky and unbelievable chances that turn other authors stories into unbelievable situations don't happen here. This story hits you head on and holds you on every page.. Brilliant.
Date published: 2015-03-29