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A gripping fantasy debut in what promises to be a series of books well worth following. For 50 years the Holy Empire of Mann has been conquering nation after nation but the Mercian Free Ports hold out, protected by massive defensive walls. In an audacious bid to end the siege the son of the ruler of Mann murders a woman under the protection of The Rõshun, an elite group of assassins, and the Farlander and his apprentice are forced into the heart of the conflict.

The second book in the series, Stands a Shadow , is due later in 2011.

If you like Col Buchanan you might also like to read books by Stephen Hunt, Tad Williams and Robin Hobb.

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Synopsis

Farlander by Col Buchanan

The Heart of the World is a land in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sasheen, ruthlessly maintains control through her Diplomats, priests trained as subtle predators. The Mercian Free Ports are the only confederacy yet to fall. Their only land link to the southern continent, a long and narrow isthmus, is protected by the city of Bar-Khos. For ten years now, the great southern walls of Bar-Khos have been besieged by the Imperial Fourth Army. Ash is a member of an elite group of assassins, the Rõshun - who offer protection through the threat of vendetta. Forced by his ailing health to take on an apprentice, he chooses Nico, a young man living in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. At the time, Nico is hungry, desperate, and alone in a city that finds itself teetering on the brink. When the Holy Matriarch's son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the R shun; he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. As Ash and his young apprentice set out to fulfil the R shun orders - their journey takes them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports ...into bloodshed and death.

About the Author

Col Buchanan

Colin Buchanan was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1973. The one constant in his life has been his love of writing. It was writing that lead him to his adopted home of Lancaster, England, where he gained a First in Creative Writing & Religious Studies at the University of Cumbria. In recent years he has mostly settled down, and loves nothing more than a late-night gathering around a fire with good friends. Farlander is the first in his fantasy series.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th March 2011

Author

Col Buchanan

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Author's Website

www.colbuchanan.com/

Publisher

Tor an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

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ISBN

9780330511889

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