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Fierce Gods
Fierce Gods

Fierce Gods

Heart of the World


400 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781447211211

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Jun 2017)
Pan Books

Price: $14.95


The dramatic final installment in the Heart of the World quartet

A time of reckoning has begun. For 10 years the Free Ports held their own against the despotic empire of Mann—but the empire is now poised to destroy them. The crucial fortress city of Bar-Khos is under attack and its freedom depends on a few unsteady hands. Betrayal could come from any side, at any moment. While chaos reigns, Nico will search for his captive mother and attempt to defend his people. And Shard the Dreamer will hunt for legendary charts, which could yet save the city. However, a Red Guard officer gone rogue could bring about the end, and a visitor from another world has a hidden agenda. With the war entering its darkest hours, will any of them survive?


"Relies less on the genre's usual staple of sorcery and curious creatures than on the author's impressive skill at fleshing out characters. . . . The tale ends with some rousing action and a startling plot twist that cleverly hooks the reader for the author's planned sequel." —Booklist on Farlander

"Completely absorbing. Once I was into it, I just couldn't put it down. I'm looking forward to the sequel!" —Glen Cook, author, The Black Company series, on Farlander

"One of the most refreshing new fantasies out there." —SFX on Stands a Shadow

Author Biography

Colin Buchanan is an Irish fantasy writer. His previous books in the Heart of the World series are Farlander, Stands a Shadow, and The Black Dream.