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James Islington - Author

About the Author

James Islington was born and raised in southern Victoria, Australia. An avid fantasy reader for many years, it was only when he read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series that he was finally inspired to write something of his own. He now lives with his wife and daughter on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Featured books by James Islington

The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was Lost

Author: James Islington Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2017

OLD POWERS AWAKEN It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and his friends are despised beyond their school walls for the magical power they wield: a power that Davian, despite his best efforts, cannot seem to control. Worse, with his final test approaching and the consequences of failure severe, time to overcome his struggles is fast running out. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life - and shake the entire world.

Other books by James Islington

An Echo of Things to Come Book Two of the Licanius trilogy

An Echo of Things to Come Book Two of the Licanius trilogy

Author: James Islington Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/01/2018

'Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire' Guardian on The Shadow of What Was Lost AS SHADOWS RISE, A DARKNESS AWAKES An amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However, as Davian and his new allies hurry north towards the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. Meanwhile, Caeden continues to wrestle with the impossibly heavy burdens of his past. Yet as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the motivations of the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed . . . An Echo of Things to Come continues the epic story that began in The Shadow of What Was Lost, the acclaimed fantasy blockbuster from James Islington. The Licanius trilogy: The Shadow of What Was Lost An Echo of Things to Come The Light of All That Falls (coming 2019) Praise for the series: 'Numerous surprises . . . action aplenty' SciFiNow 'You'll be left wanting more' SFX 'Astoundingly intricate world-building' Daily Mail 'Action-packed epic fantasy' BookBag

An Echo of Things to Come Book Two of the Licanius trilogy

An Echo of Things to Come Book Two of the Licanius trilogy

Author: James Islington Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Darkness spreads across a land in need of heroes In the wake of the devastating attack on Ilin Illan, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However as Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. In the capital, Wirr is forced to contend with assassins and an increasingly hostile Administration as he controversially assumes the mantle of Northwarden, uncovering a mystery that draws into question everything commonly believed about the rebellion his father led twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows, determined to discover not only where they went but the origin of the Vessels that created them - and, ultimately, a cure. And with time against him as he races to fulfil the treacherous bargain with the Lyth, Caeden continues to wrestle with the impossibly heavy burdens of his past. Yet as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the motivations of the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed . . .

The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was Lost

Author: James Islington Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2017

OLD POWERS AWAKEN It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and his friends are despised beyond their school walls for the magical power they wield: a power that Davian, despite his best efforts, cannot seem to control. Worse, with his final test approaching and the consequences of failure severe, time to overcome his struggles is fast running out. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life - and shake the entire world.

Das Erbe der Seher

Das Erbe der Seher

Author: James Islington Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2017

Der Auftakt zur Licanius-Saga - das neue magische Epos in der Tradition der groen Fantasy-Bestseller von Robert Jordan und Raymond Feist!In Feuer und Blut endete vor 20 Jahren die Herrschaft der Auguren, mchtige Magier mit seherischen Fhigkeiten. Jene, die ihnen dienten - die Begabten - wurden nur verschont, weil sie sich dem rigiden neuen Gesetz unterworfen haben, das ihre Macht beschrnkt. Der junge Begabte Davian und seine Freunde wachsen in einer Welt auf, die sie verachtet und strengstens berwacht. Doch als Davian herausfindet, dass er ber die bei Todesstrafe verbotene Magie der Seher verfgt, setzt er eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die alles fr immer verndern werden. Denn im Norden regt sich ein Feind, den man zu lange besiegt glaubte James Islingtons Fantasy-Saga nahm zunchst Australien im Sturm ein; nun schickt sich "e;Das Erbe der Seher"e; an, die Welt zu erobern!

The Shadow of What Was Lost Book One of the Licanius Trilogy

The Shadow of What Was Lost Book One of the Licanius Trilogy

Author: James Islington Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2016

'A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire' Guardian AS DESTINY CALLS, A JOURNEY BEGINS It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden powers of the Augurs, he sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian's wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is . . . And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated, begins to stir. 'Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters' Boingboing.net 'Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding' Fantasy Faction 'Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series' Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog

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