The Emperor's Knife (Tower and Knife #1)

Author(s): Mazarkis Williams

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A plague is attacking the Cerani Empire: as the geometric patterns cover the skin, so the victims fall under the power of the Pattern Master. Only three people stand in his way: a lost prince, a world-weary killer, and a young girl who once saw a path through the waving grass.


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'From its shocking opening chapter to its tense climax this novel puts great writing to the service of vivid characters, a compelling plot and a wholly convincing fantasy world' Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Top Ten bestseller Moon Over Soho. 'A rich and entertaining storytelling environment ... The characters are well drawn: believably ambitious and conflicted individuals who struggle to survive in a maze of tradition and intrigue ... this is strongly recommended' SFX. 'The Emperor's Knife is a must read - it's fresh, exciting and the Tower and Knife trilogy looks set to get even better!'

Mazarkis Williams has degrees in history and physics, and a passion for cooking and cats. Mazarkis has roots in both Britain and America, having been educated and working in both, and now divides time between Bristol and Boston.

General Fields

  • : 9780857388032
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Jo Fletcher Books
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mazarkis Williams
  • : Paperback
  • : 388