A new god has risen.
The immortal Zaifyr has arrived at the Floating Cities in chains, to await trial for murder. Despite this, he’s preparing for war against a new child god – for she will do anything to destroy those who stand in her way.
A city has fallen.
Ayae must fight to protect the survivors, and finds herself ensnared in a web of political intrigue. She’ll find politics can be as lethal as any sword, and hers is not the only life at stake.
A warrior has arrived.
Across the ocean, the exile Bueralan returns home. And he’s bearing a dead man’s soul around his neck. God-touched and grief-stricken, he treads a dangerous path. He’ll confront a legendary fighter . . . and discover a secret that will change the world.
About Ben Peek:
Ben Peek is the Sydney based author of the Children Trilogy, the short story collection Dead Americans and Other Stories, Black Sheep, Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, and Above/Below with Stephani Campisi.
In his native country, Peek is considered critically acclaimed and controversial, and has been nominated for a number of awards that, thankfully, he has not won. He has written criticism, published a psychogeography pamphlet called the Urban Sprawl Project, and an autobiographical comic called Nowehere Near Savannah. The latter was illustrated by Anna Brown, who also provided illustrations for Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth. In addition, he has published a wide range of short fiction, some of which has appeared in Polyphony, Leviathan, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Aurealis, Overland, and various editions of Year’s Best books.
He has a doctorate in creative writing, and has worked as a cook, a projectionist, a teacher, and a lecturer, all of which he is happy to have given up or will be happy to give up.
He lives with his partner, the photographer Nikilyn Nevins, in a house of books.