Author(s): Stella Gemmell
The emperor is dead...long live the emperor! The fervent hope of the victorious rebels and the survivors of the uprising that liberated the City from tyranny is that the accession of Archange to the imperial throne will usher in a new era of freedom, peace and stability. If only that were so...As the the City struggles to return to something resembling normal life after the devastation brought on by the rebellion, word arises of a massive army gathering to the north. No one knows where it has come from or who leads it, but it soon becomes apparent that its sole purpose is to destroy the City and annihilate all - man, woman and child - who live within its battered walls. And while warriors go forth to fight and die on the battlefield in defence of their homeland and all that they believe in, bitter family feuds and ancient rivalries, political and personal betrayals, and mindless murder surface within the palaces and corridors of power: it seems the City is under siege - from both without and within ...With this new novel, Stella Gemmell brings the astonishing story of the City to a spectacular climax and confirms her place as a master of the genre.
Stella Gemmell was married to the internationally acclaimed and bestselling fantasy novelist, David Gemmell. She worked with him on his three Troy novels, completing the final book - Troy: Fall of Kings - following his death in 2006. Her first solo novel, The City was published in 2013 to critical acclaim and commercial success and confirmed her as major name in fantasy fiction in her own right. Stella Gemmell lives and writes in East Sussex.