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The World Raven
The World Raven

The World Raven

The Long War


528 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781784080921

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus (Sep 2017)

Price: $12.95


The fourth and final book in A. J. Smith's epic saga The Long War

The dead god is waking. His power-mad priestess has deployed a mass of men and beasts onto the plains of Ro Weir. Faced with this black swarm, the last remnants of a nation crumbles and falls. This is the final battle for the mortal lands of Ro. Far to the north, the ice men of Rowanoco muster their Exemplars against the witch's assassins. In the blistering southern deserts, a squire with no master walks unscathed through a poisoned city. And, in the halls beyond the world, a thrice-born man dares to tread the path of Giants.


"Bloody battle scenes and page-turning action have been a hallmark of this series all along, and Smith does not disappoint in the final installment. . . . Fans of the series will not be disappointed and will hope the author decides to revisit his richly detailed world in a future series." —Booklist

"The numerous fights and rousing battles, including one with Krakens, are definitely not for the squeamish reader. But fans of George R. R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie will find much to like in this bloody, grimdark fantasy and will eagerly await the next installment in the series." —Booklist starred review of The Black Guard

"Suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawals? The latest book in A. J. Smith's twisted fantasy series, The Dark Blood, has enough renegade clerics, murderous assassins, and unholy pacts and feuds to soothe even the most passionate fan's fever." —Foreword Reviews on The Dark Blood

Author Biography

A.J. Smith is the author of The Long War chronicles.