The Cry of the Newborn

by James Barclay

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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!

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The Cry of the Newborn Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780575078123
Publication date: 14/09/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780575078123
Publication date: 14th September 2006
Author: James Barclay
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Fantasy,

About 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. 

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