Legacy of Ash (Paperback)
Orbit, 9780316457880, 784pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
List Price: 16.99*
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Legacy of Ash is an unmissable fantasy debut--an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires.
A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.
Ruling families -- once protectors of justice and democracy -- now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.
Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.
Viktor Akadra is the Republic's champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.
Josiri Trelan is Viktor's sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellion.
And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri's sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.
As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home. Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside. And victory -- if it comes at all -- will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.
About the Author
Broken from a young age thanks to early exposure to the fictional worlds of Doctor Who, The Box of Delights and Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood, Matthew has frequently been accused of living in worlds of his own in the years since. That being the case, writing them down for others to visit seemed the way to go.
When not wandering the dark reaches of the London Underground in search of otherworldly doors - which he insists are there, thank you very much - Matthew lives near Nottingham with his extremely-patient wife and several attention-seeking cats.