The Crown of the Usurper
By Gav Thorpe
(Angry Robot, Mass Market Paperback, 9780857661333, 512pp.)
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
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The stunning conclusion to the Crown of the Blood trilogy.
Ullsaard rules the known world. All are subject to his will.
Yet even as another king bows before him, there are those who would wrench his empire from beneath him. He must risk losing the lands he has conquered to confront a foe far more powerful than any he has faced before.
As alliances shift and old enemies return, will he save the empire he has given his life to, or let it fall to ruin?
File Under: Epic Fantasy [ A Time to Decide | Field of Honour | Grandstanding | Demons and Kings ]
Gav Thorpe works from Nottingham, England and has written more than a dozen novels and even more short stories. Growing up, he originally intended to be an illustrator but after acknowledging an inability to draw or paint he turned his hand to writing.
Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop on the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 before going freelance in 2008.
Praise for "The Crown of the Blood":
"I tore through The Crown of the Blood in one long sitting... This is a properly high fantasy world - rock people, dark sorcery, landships, riding panther and (of course) dinosaurs - but all of it is introduced naturally and casually... his book is hairy, gory, sweaty, shameless... and perhaps even a little bit thoughtful."- Pornokitsch
"The Crown of the Blood should really have a warning sticker on the front... it's one of those books that are almost impossible to put down, so much so that you find yourself unconsciously continuing to (try to) read after geeting up to make a brew / go to work / go to bed (delete as applicable and don't try this at home kids). The novel also stands out with a very strong opening scene and excellent end, with a genuinely unexpected twist." - SFBook.com