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Brother Red

Adrian Selby


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From one of the most exciting new voices in dark epic fantasy comes an intensely brutal and brilliantly cinematic novel: the story of a soldier torn between loyalty to her family and her quest to preserve a kingdom's future.

She was their hope, their martyr, their brother . . .

Driwna Marghoster, a soldier for the powerful merchant guild known as The Post, is defending her trade caravan from a vicious bandit attack when she discovers a dead body hidden in one of her wagons.

Born of the elusive Oskoro people, the body is a rare and priceless find, the center of a tragic tale and the key to a larger mystery.

But as Driwna investigates who the body was meant for, she finds herself on a trail of deceit and corruption . . . a trail that will lead her to an evil more powerful than she can possibly imagine.

Also by Adrian Selby:
The Winter Road

Praise For Brother Red

"Lovers of grimdark worlds will enjoy Selby’s unique setting and brutal action sequences."
Publishers Weekly

"Selby demonstrates the command of style, character, plotting, and world building of a seasoned author."
Booklist on Snakewood

"Teyr's ambition and endurance are admirable, her goal is refreshingly mundane and pragmatic, and Selby has crafted a deeply imagined world."
Publishers Weekly on The Winter Road

"Not your typical grimdark fantasy....While it's a complex tale, this is also an immensely readable one, and should appeal to fans of the immersive world-building of Brandon Sanderson. Selby constructs his world on a personal, visceral level, making sure we feel everything that happens to the narrators."
B&N SciFi and Fantasy Blog on Snakewood

Orbit, 9780316465922, 512pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2021

About the Author

Adrian Selby studied creative writing at university before embarking on a career in video game production. He worked for several big-name studios as a producer before settling down to more conventional work in IT project management. He is a Tolkien fanatic and online gaming addict, and lives with his wife and family on the south coast of England.