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The Song of the Sycamore

The Song of the Sycamore

When the god of the dead comes to judge a city where everyone is guilty, how can one man survive?

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ISBN 9781473226821
Barcode 9781473226821
Published 22 August 2019 by Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cox, Edward
Series The Legacy Trilogy
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781473226821
ISBN-10 1473226821
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Gollancz
Publication Date 22 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cox, Edward
Series The Legacy Trilogy
Category Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 40mm
Weight 640g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 981809

Description of this Book

Wendal Finn died in the wastelands outside the City, one more victim of the endless war between the citizens and the tribes of the wasteland. But now Wendal is back in town, possessed by the murderous spirit of Sycamore, god of the dead. Sycamore wants to avenge murder - all murders - and will work his way through the population of the City one by one if he has to. And no one is truly innocent. Trapped in his mind, Wendal must watch as he becomes a serial killer. Until a magician who knows more about Sycamore than the god himself traps them, and gives Wendal his body back. She can unleash Sycamore whenever she wants someone killed, and when she does Wendal must let Sycamore have control. But the rest of the time, Wendal can investigate why he died, why his wife was killed days before he was due to return to the City, and just what the magicians are planning. Because the tribes are running wild, preparing to attack. Another bastion of civilisation has been destroyed in a mystical explosion. There is a storm coming, one that could destroy the city. And the spirit of a vengeful god may be the only way to prevent it... even if he doesn't want to.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Imaginative, creepy, tragic, violent and poignant -- The Song of the Syacmore is a fantastic book * Anna Stephens * The Song of the Sycamore is a seamless blend of fantasy and science fiction wrapped around an intriguing mystery that keeps you hooked. Masterful storytelling, a must read. * Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Edward Cox began writing stories at school as a way to pass time in boring lessons. It was a hobby he dabbled with until the late 80's when he discovered the works of David Gemmell, which not only cemented his love of fantasy but also encouraged a hobby to become something much more serious. With his first short story published in 2000, Edward spent much of the next decade earning a BA 1st class with honours in creative writing, and a Master degree in the same subject. He then went on to teach creative writing at the University of Bedfordshire. During the 2000's he published a host of short stories with the smaller presses of America, where he also worked as a reviewer. Currently living in Essex with his wife and daughter, Edward is mostly surrounded by fine greenery and spiders the size of his hand. His first full novel was The Relic Guild, which was the result of more than ten years of obsessive writing.

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