EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS BY A J DALTON RARE SIGNED + DOODLED FIRST EDITION

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A J Dalton (Adam Dalton) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech R, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester Metropolitan University. He self published his first Fantasy trilogy, consisting of Necromancer’s Gambit (2008), Necromancer’s Betrayal (2009) and Necromancer’s Fall (2010), to great acclaim.
 
Now his mainstream debut Empire of the Saviours  has been receiving stunning advanced reviews. And it has been tipped as one of the the biggest fantasy debuts of 2012 and, as it comes from the Gollancz stable, he follows in the footsteps of writers like Joe Abercrombie, Pat Rothfuss, Scott Lynch and Tom Lloyd, pretty exalted company to be in and each one a hard act to follow. So start you collection now as this is definitely one to watch!
 
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An exciting new voice in fantasy, with a new world, a new mythology, and a new hero...
 
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In the Empire of the Saviours, the People are forced to live in fortified towns. Their walls are guarded by an army of Heroes, whose task is to keep marauding pagans out as much as it is to keep the People inside. Several times a year, living Saints visit the towns to exact the Saviours' tithe from all those coming of age - a tithe often paid in blood.
 
When a young boy, Jillan, unleashes pagan magicks in an accident, his whole town turns against him. He goes on the run, but what hope can there be when the Saviours and the entire Empire decide he must be caught?
 
Jillan is initially hunted by just the soldiers of the Saint of his region, but others soon begin to hear of his increasing power and seek to use him for their own ends. Some want Jillan to join the fight against the Empire, others wish to steal his power for themselves and others still want Jillan to lead them to the Geas, the source of all life and power in the world. There are very few Jillan can trust, except for a ragtag group of outcasts.
His parents threatened, his life in tatters, his beliefs shaken to the core, Jillan must decide which side he is on, and whether to fight or run . . .
 
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In the Empire of the Saviours, the People are forced to live in fortified towns. Their walls are guarded by an army of Heroes, whose task is to keep marauding pagans out as much as it is to keep the People inside. Several times a year, living Saints visit the towns to exact the Saviours' tithe from all those coming of age - a tithe often paid in blood.

When a young boy, Jillan, unleashes pagan magicks in an accident, his whole town turns against him. He goes on the run, but what hope can there be when the Saviours and the entire Empire decide he must be caught?

Jillan is initially hunted by just the soldiers of the Saint of his region, but others soon begin to hear of his increasing power and seek to use him for their own ends. Some want Jillan to join the fight against the Empire, others wish to steal his power for themselves, and others still want Jillan to lead them to the Geas, the source of all life and power in the world. There are very few Jillan can trust, except for a ragtag group of outcasts.

His parents threatened, his life in tatters, his beliefs shaken to the core, Jillan must decide which side he is on, and whether to fight or run . . .
 
From the Back Cover
The Saint ran along the southern wall, not caring whether any of the Heroes followed, and sprang up the stairs three at a time until he reached the ramparts. Samnir was there waiting for him.
 
'You! I should have known you'd be involved!' Azual spat. 'Yours is the worst crime of all, for you have betrayed your oath and the sacred trust of the Saviours again. Your blasphemy is deserving of the most terrible punishment! How could you do this? How dare you do this!'
Unbelievably, the Hero had lowered his spear so that it was levelled at the Saint's chest...
 
About the Author
Adam Dalton self-published his first fantasy trilogy to great acclaim and success. He teaches creative writing and currently lives and works in both Manchester and London.
 
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; Hardback edition (17 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575123125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575123120
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 4.3 cm
 
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