The war is over, the Kinslayer dead and his ruinous plans for the world over. The scars remain, though: families sundered, nations burned and the former soldiers of the enemy still obstinately present. Celestaine, one of those who defeated the dark lord, is weighed down by guilt nonetheless. Her quest to heal some of the war’s worst wound will take in the best of hope and the worst of despair in the brittle world she how inhabits.
After the Fall is a series commencing with my Redemption’s Blade and then continuing with Justina Robson’s Salvation’s Fire and the multi-author novella collection Tales of Catt and Fisher which includes my piece “Belt and Bracers”.
This is an ongoing multi-author series of heroic fantasy.
Ten years ago, the renegade demigod known as the Kinslayer returned.
His armies of monsters issued from the pits of the earth, spearheaded by his brutal Yorughan soldiers. He won every battle, leaving burnt earth and corruption behind. Thrones toppled and cities fell as he drove all before him. And then he died. A handful of lucky heroes and some traitors amongst his own, and the great Kinslayer was no more.
Celestaine was one such hero and now she has tasked herself to correct the worst excesses of the Kinslayer and bring light back to her torn-up world. With two Yorughan companions she faces fanatics, war criminals and the monsters and minions the Kinslayer left behind as the fragile alliances of the war break down into feuding, greed and mistrust.
The Kinslayer may be gone, but he cast a long shadow she may never truly escape
"Four new tales of Doctors Catt and Fisher…
Scholars, shopkeepers, collectors… aficionados. Obtainers of rare antiquities; relic hunters who can’t resist a lead, even when it takes them into terrible danger. There’s always an opportunity to be found amid the confusion, in the wake of the terrible Kinslayer War. There’s always a deal to be done, a tomb to open, a precious thing to… obtain.
From encounters with the monstrous Vathesk to exploring new worlds; from wielding great power to do great good, to unearthing dark things best left lost.
If you need the experts, if you can find your way to their Cherivell shop, maybe you can hire Doctors Catt and Fisher."
The thrilling fantasy adventure from the world of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Redemption’s Blade by Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee, Justina Robson.
The thrilling new fantasy adventure from the world of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Redemption’s Blade by Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee, Justina Robson.
The Tzarkomen necromancers sacrificed a thousand women to create a Bride for the Kinslayer so he would spare them in the war. But the Kinslayer is dead and now the creation intended to ensure his eternal rule lies abandoned by its makers in the last place in the world that anyone would look for it.
Which doesn’t prevent someone finding her by accident.
Will the Bride return the gods to the world or will she bring the end of days? It all depends on the one who found her, Kula, a broken-hearted little girl with nothing left to lose.