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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,002 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Charan Newton Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Legends of the Red Sun Series Release Date:
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An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires and bridges, a place where banshees wail the deceased, cultists use forgotten technology for their own gain, and where, further out, the dead have been seen walking across the tundra.

When the emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne for himself.

Meanwhile, a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician while battling evils within his own life, and a handsome and serial womanizer manipulates his way into the imperial residence with a hidden agenda.

When reports are received that tens of thousands of citizens are dying in a bizarre genocide on the northern islands of the Empire, members of the elite Night Guard are sent to investigate. It seems that, in this land under a red sun, the long winter is bringing more than just snow.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Newton handles his multilayered world and diverse cast of characters with the assurance of an experienced author and balances his fantasy tropes with elements of horror and political commentary in vividly descriptive, compelling prose.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cody | 2/11/2014

    " Listened to the audio book from Audible. For some reason this one just didn't grab me. I appreciated the world building and the ending was enjoyable, but for the most part I just didn't enjoy it. Maybe I'm just spoiled with so much great epic fantasy around lately (see the Acacia series). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eric | 2/9/2014

    " Since this is the author's first novel, I can forgive some of the wandering plot lines and will continue reading the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/1/2014

    " tropes on top of tropes. The British english doesn't work with the setting, neither does the American english that it is mixed with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cal | 1/16/2014

    " Pretty solid fantasy entry. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Charan Newton

Mark Charan Newton has worked as an editor for the imprint Black Flame and helped create Solaris, a mass market, original science fiction, fantasy, and horror imprint. He lives in Nottingham, UK, and Nights of Villjamur is his first novel.