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Snakewood by Adrian Selby
  

Snakewood

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'A lifetime of enemies has its own price.' This debut epic fantasy from a British writer of incredible talent tells the tale of the Twenty, a band of mercenaries hunted by an unknown killer. Filled with unique voices and incredible worldbuilding, this stunning novel will please any fan of Joe Abercrombie or Mark Lawrence

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Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Once they were a band of mercenaries who shook the pillars of the world through their cunning, their closely guarded alchemical brews and stone cold steel. Whoever met their price won. Now, their glory days behind them and their genius leader in hiding, the warriors known as the 'Twenty' are being hunted down and eliminated one by one. A lifetime of enemies has its own price.

Reviews

Snakewood's narrative voices are the real strength here . . . contemporary and as grimdark as it comes * British Fantasy Society * A very dark fantasy story with a distinct western flair . . . absolutely fascinating and incredibly original * Sense of Wonder * Covering ground well-trodden by Joe Abercrombie, with a similar use of earthy language and extreme violence, the story offers an original and effective twist with the use of potions, plants, and poisons on the battlefield . . . relish the well-choreographed action scenes in this debut fantasy * Library Journal * Immensely readable . . . a fantasy novel that remembers that battles leave all kinds of scars * B&N Science Fiction and Fantasy blog * Uniquely dark and gritty fantasy. An intriguing debut * Bibliosanctum * A lot to enjoy, especially if you are a fan of dark, gritty, old-soldier stories * Fantasy Faction * Set in a brutal world of subtle magic, clashing empires, and commercial interests, this is an impressive fantasy debut. Selby demonstrates the command of style, character, plotting, and world building of a seasoned author * Booklist * Grim mercenaries and badass alchemists brought to life by a bold, assured storyteller -- Peter Newman, author of THE VAGRANT


About the Author

Adrian Selby is a father of three who lives in Sussex and has worked as a video game producer. His debut novel Snakewood is an epic and inventive fantasy about a company of mercenaries and the assassin trying to destroy them. You can find Adrian on Twitter, tweeting under @adrianlselby.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th March 2016

Author

Adrian Selby

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Publisher

Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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ISBN

9780356505527

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