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In Dark Service

by Stephen Hunt

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Fantasy

In Dark Service Synopsis

Jacob Carnehan has settled down. He's living a comfortable, quiet life, obeying the law and minding his own business while raising his son Carter...on those occasions when he isn't having to bail him out of one scrape or another. His days of adventure are - thankfully - long behind him. Carter Carnehan is going out of his mind with boredom. He's bored by his humdrum life, frustrated that his father won't live a little, and longs for the bright lights and excitement of anywhere-but-here. He's longing for an opportunity to escape, and test himself against whatever the world has to offer. Carter is going to get his opportunity. He's caught up in a village fight, kidnapped by slavers and, before he knows it, is swept to another land. A lowly slave, surrounded by technology he doesn't understand, his wish has come true: it's him vs. the world. He can try to escape, he can try to lead his fellow slaves, or he can accept the inevitable and try to make the most of the short, brutal existence remaining to him...unless Jacob gets to him first and, no matter the odds, he intends to. No one kidnaps his son and gets away with it - and if it come to it, he'll force Kings to help him on his way, he'll fight, steal, blackmail and betray his friends in the name of bringing Carter home. Wars will be started. Empires will fall. And the Carnehan family will be reunited, one way or another...

In Dark Service Press Reviews

'In Dark Service possesses much complexity in terms of its detailed and often riveting exploration of locales and the differing characters which call them home' Film in Words

 

'the ultimate test of a fantasy book is whether you want to read further volumes, and here In Dark Service succeeds magnificently' 4* SFX

 

'The first of a trilogy, it builds a strong foundation for a world that still has so much to explore, with strong and interesting characters that have firmly found their feet in a wonderfully told story' Sci-Fi Now

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ISBN: 9780575092075
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780575092068
Publication date: 15/05/2014
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780575092075
Publication date: 12th March 2015
Author: Stephen Hunt
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Fantasy,
Categories: Fantasy,

About Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt has written one previous book, the fantasy novel For the Crown and the Dragon, which won the WH Smith New Talent Award in 1994 and was published by the UK's largest bookseller under the auspices of their New Talent Initiative. It went on to get praise in reviews as diverse as Locus, the Guardian, Science Fiction Chronicle, Arcane, Broadsword and various other newspapers and genre titles. Stephen Hunt set up one of the first science fiction and fantasy web sites, www.SFcrowsnest.com, in 1994, the same year Netscape was launched as a graphical web browser. Today Stephen Hunt's SFcrowsnest....

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