Cover Reveal: The House of Shattered Wings

We are thrilled to reveal the stunning new paperback cover for Aliette de Bodard’s British Science Fiction Award winning The House of Shattered Wings. The House of Shattered Wings has had the most incredible response from critics and fans.

‘De Bodard (…) has spun a fascinating Paris of decay and cruelty. ­Phillippe is a marvel of a character, unreliable as a narrator but compelling in his flaws and his deep well of homesickness.’ – Library Journal (Starred Review)

‘A fantastical spy thriller that reads like a hybrid of le Carré and Milton, all tinged with the melancholy of golden ages lost.’ – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review, Top 10 Autumn SF/Fantasy/Horror Pick)

‘It’s a whirlwind, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s one of the best fantasy novels of 2015.’- Jessie Potts, RT Book Reviews (RT Top Pick for August Fantasy)

The House of Shattered Wings is a Gothic masterpiece of supernatural intrigues, loves and betrayals in a ruined and decadent future Paris — wildly imaginative and completely convincing, this novel will haunt you long after you’ve put it down.’ – Tim Powers, author of The Anubis Gates

The House of Shattered Wings exists in a rich, evocative Paris that is thick with magical history. Pathos and beauty intertwine in a novel filled with longing.’ –  Mary Robinette Kowal, Multiple-Hugo award winning author of the Glamourist Histories

‘Fantastic! de Bodard’s tale of a post-everything Paris, struggling toward an uncertain future beneath the burden of its imperial sins, burns with vengeful magic and subtle, shining prose.’ – Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence

‘Darkly entertaining. de Bodard makes Fallen Angels entirely her own in this post-apocalyptic Paris near the turn of the century. The personal politics of necessity blend and clash with the politics of the powerful as people—mortal and immortal—attempt to survive.’ – Michelle Sagara, author of the Chronicles of Elantra

‘An intense, beautiful, brutal journey written with an eye for the stunning, vivid detail and the cruel demands of duty, loyalty, and leadership. Its portrait of a ruined Paris ruled by fallen angels is one I won’t soon forget.’ –  Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy


Discover the book everyone is talking about . . .

Paris in the aftermath of the Great Magicians War. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black, thick with ashes and rubble. Yet life continues among the wreckage. The citizens retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital.

House Silverspires, previously the leader of those power games, now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.

Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen, an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction, and a resentful young man wielding spells from the Far East. They may be Silverspires’ salvation; or the architects of its last, irreversible fall . . .


The House of Shattered Wings will be available in paperback on the 28th July 2016. See the stunning cover and enter to win a copy of The House of Shattered Wings by filling in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.


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