‘A brilliant epic fantasy debut from a master storyteller’ Sebastien de Castell, author of the Greatcoat series including The Traitor’s Blade
‘Wonderful characters and great world-building, in Humphreys’ special brand of addictive storytelling’ Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series ‘An intriguing premise… an intricate, fast-paced story… Humphreys packs gods, deicide, warring tribes and some impressive world-building into just over 300 pages’ Guardian
Three lands, peopled by humans and immortals.In Corinthium a decadent endlessly-lived elite run the world for profit and power.
But when a poor, honest solider dies, and is reborn, everything changes.
In wintry Midgarth, where immortals are revered as deities, one of them has realized that something – or someone – is killing the gods.
And in Ometepe there is only one immortal, for he has murdered every other.
Until one woman gives birth to a very special baby.
Yet there is a fourth, hidden land, where savage tribes have united under the prophecy of ‘the One’: a child who is neither boy nor girl. Now they plan to conquer the world.
Unless a broken soldier, a desperate mother and a crippled god can stop them . . .