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Michael Kingman has been an outsider for as long as he remembers. The court which executed his father also exiled him and his family. They branded him a traitor, and the nobles who had been his friends turned their backs, prepared to let the legendary Kingman family die on Hollow’s city streets.
Only they survived.
And it should come as no surprise to Hollow Court, or the King, that they’ve been searching for the truth ever since.
History is written by the winners, truth buried beneath lies until it’s Forgotten. Justice seems impossible in a city where the price of magic is a memory. But Michael Kingman is determined to make everyone remember . . .
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A richly rewarding fantasy that seethes with mysteries, fused with a mindscrew of a magic system. This is the good stuff
Jeremy Szal, author of STORMBLOOD
An excellent fantasy debut, with engaging worldbuilding and a good mix between action and character. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and look forward to following Nick's sure-to-be lengthy writing career.
An exciting, action-focused fantasy thriller
It's an epic fantasy series, full of magic, politics, and the quest for the truth
Word of the Nerd
Interesting worldbuilding, engaging plot, unusual characters. The Kingdom of Liars is an impressive debut
Martell does a good job of blending politics and mysteries into the plot...a good fantasy debut
Little Book Owl
Full of relentless action and more than a few jaw-dropping plot twists
The Kingdom of Liars is a tale of family, loyalty and leaving a legacy that none shall forget. This is a book that you won't be able to put down, and will linger with you long after you've read the last page.
A roaringly good romp full of intrigue and mystery. Marvellous fun
An ingenious and stunning debut fantasy novel. A must-read for 2020.
Martell's taut, clever debut tells of rebellion and regicide in a world where the use of magic comes at the cost of one's memories ... This smart, briskly told high fantasy entertains all the way until the unexpected end.
With a smartly plotted story, great world-building, flawed but fascinating characters and plenty of mystery, The Kingdom of Liars is a terrific debut
James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy)
Brilliant fantasy debut
A symphony of loyalty, greed, family, and betrayal set in an innovative culture!
Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter
A fast-moving first-person story of magic, danger and skulduggery