Maxim Jakubowski's July 2015 Book of the Month.
The breathless conclusion of the astounding WOLFHOUND CENTURY trilogy proves powerful and moving. In a version of Russia which never was where the supernatural still reigns and angels have fallen from the sky, dark powers are at play, both human and magical against a background that blends harsh political realism, the overall beauty of the landscape and a teeming chessboard over which mere humans must journey. A disgraced cop and a young woman half born to a forest sprite must halt a war on heavens and earth and prevent the launch of a monster spacecraft built by a totalitarian regime. Unsettling, gripping, and ever surprising, Higgins's bizarre and frightening world is a mighty and awesome creation, held together by the unbound power of the imagination and a style of writing both luscious and expansive, and renews your faith in the possibilities and beauty of fiction. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
With his loving evocation of a dark and fantastical realm that owes much to the myth and history of 20th-century Russia, and his rare ability to combine poetic writing and kinetic plotting, Peter Higgins has created one of the most original and critically lauded works of recent years. Adored by critics and authors such as Hannu Rajaniemi, Ian McDonald and Richard Morgan the Wolfhound Century novels now reach their extraordinary conclusion. In RADIANT STATE we discover both the glory and the true horror of Joseph Kantor's plan for the Vast and its people. It is a plan that transcends the boundaries of the world. And out in the depths of the endless forest that borders the Vast the mighty fallen angel and the powers of the earth itself will still have a part to play. Will Vissarion and Maroussia survive the violence of the end game?
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
Peter Higgins read English at Oxford University and Queen's, Ontario. He was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and worked in the British Civil Service. His short stories have appeared in FANTASY: BEST OF THE YEAR 2007, BEST NEW FANTASY 2, ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY MAGAZINE, ZAHIR and REVELATION, and in Russian translation in the St Petersburg magazine ESLI. He lives with his family in South Wales.More About Peter Higgins