eligible curtis sittenfeld debuts of the month granchester Harry Potter House Eds win prizes
Search our site
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Read the opening extract of the brand new Nicolas Obregon book before its publication on 18/09/2017

The Cry of the Newborn by James Barclay
  

The Cry of the Newborn

Part of the Gollancz S.F. Series
Fantasy   eBook Favourites   

RRP £8.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The Ascendants of Estoria Book 1, a brand new series with a much grander conception than previous books as it describes the arrival of magic into a non-magical world. Awesome. It will come in two massive (250,000 word, 600-odd pages) volumes and he is British!

Similar this month: Raymond E Feist.
Comparison: David Gemmell, Stephen Donaldson, Jude Fisher.

If you like James Barclay you might also like to read books by Jude Fisher, Caiseal Mor and David Gemmell.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

The Cry of the Newborn by James Barclay

The Emperess of Estorea is young and idealistic. The Empire she has inherited has never been more powerful, never been so large. She believes she can bring in a golden age. But her armies are stretched thin, the border provinces are reluctant to pay homage and, even in her own court, dissent and betrayal is in the air.

And into this troubled world four children are born. They are the result of centuries of careful study and selective breeding. They are completely at one with the world, they can sense the elements, they can use them. They have magic at their fingertips.

A world that has not known magic is about to discover its wonder and its terror. And an Empire is about to fall.

No epic fantasy has dealt with the arrival of magic into a previously non-magical world. James Barclay, with his perticular gift for characterisation and vivid description of both magic and action is the ideal author to tell this story for the first time. This is a breakthrough fantasy from one of the UK's most exciting talents.

About the Author

James Barclay
James Barclay is in his thirties and lives in Maida Vale. In addition to writing novels he is an advertising manager for a leading city investment house.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

14th September 2006

Author

James Barclay

More books by James Barclay
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.jamesbarclay.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)
832 pages

Categories

Fantasy
eBook Favourites

Fantasy

ISBN

9780575078123

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools