Sam Sykes is in the middle of his brilliant new Bring Down Heaven trilogy, which began with THE CITY STAINED RED and continues with THE MORTAL TALLY (coming March 29th!). For those who’d like to go back to the beginning, Orbit has just released AN AFFINITY FOR STEEL, an omnibus of his first trilogy, The Aeons’ Gate, available in ebook now with a paperback edition to follow on June 7th.
There are only a few productive things a man can do once he picks up a sword.
And the very lowest of these is to become an adventurer, like Lenk and his companions.
For the right price, no deed is too dirty, no task is too dangerous, no foe too ferocious. Not even a demon.
From wars ancient and terrible, wounds are bleeding. From seas deep and fathomless, demons are rising. From the mouth of hell, the Kraken Queen is calling. And all that stands between the damned and the mortal world are a pack of degenerates and the steel they carry.
Seas will rise. Heaven will fall.
And if you won’t take my word for it, listen to what these masters of fantasy have to say about Sam Sykes:
“Action fantasy with soul — albeit a small, dirty, funny soul.”―Brent Weeks on The City Stained Red
“Insouciant, unrepentant and irrepressible adventures in a powder keg of a city. And that’s just how the story begins.”―Robin Hobb on The City Stained Red
“Sam Sykes continues to reinvent the fantasy adventuring party in a vibrant world of rude magic and good intentions gone bad. Bold and exuberant, never cynical, Sykes fights the good fight on behalf of rich fantasy that nonetheless refuses to apologize for being kick-ass fun.”―Scott Lynch on The City Stained Red
“Sykes has put the fun back in fantasy with fantastic creatures and a lovable crew of malcontents. The City Stained Red is like David Eddings meets Conan the Barbarian.”―Brian McClellan on The City Stained Red
Cover Design by Kirk Benshoff; Photo-Illustration by Gene Mollica and Michael Frost