The Justice of Kings
the Sunday Times bestseller (Book One of the Empire of the Wolf)
by Richard Swan
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Pub Date 25 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 25 Aug 2022
THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A stunning piece of modern fantasy writing' RJ Barker
'Totally addictive. A truly riveting tale about law, war, morality and justice' Novel Notions
NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW
The Empire of the Wolf simmers with unrest. Rebels, heretics and powerful patricians all challenge the power of the imperial throne.
Only the Order of Justices stands in the way of chaos. Sir Konrad Vonvalt is the most feared Justice of all, upholding the law by way of his sharp mind, arcane powers and skill as a swordsman. In this he is aided by Helena Sedanka, his clerk and protégé, orphaned by the wars that forged the empire.
When the pair investigate the murder of a provincial aristocrat, they unearth a conspiracy that stretches to the very top of imperial society. As the stakes rise and become ever more personal, Vonvalt must make a choice: will he abandon the laws he's sworn to uphold in order to protect the empire?
Introducing an unforgettable protagonist destined to become a fantasy icon, The Justice of Kings is an unmissable debut where action, intrigue and magic collide.
Praise for The Justice of Kings
'A fantastic debut' Peter McLean
'The Justice of Kings is equal parts heroic fantasy and murder mystery . . . Richard Swan's sophisticated take on the fantasy genre will leave readers hungry for more' Sebastien de Castell
'A marvellously detailed world with an engrossing adventure from a unique perspective' K. S. Villoso
'Swan has built a dark and gritty world, filled it with beautifully written characters and lays out a master-crafted story to create an incredible book that you can't put down' FanFiAddict
'Riveting . . . Swan crafts a strong, dynamic character in Vonvalt, and the twists will keep readers turning the pages' Publishers Weekly
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