Michael Cobley has just released Ancestral Machines, a new standalone epic space opera, set in the same world as the Humanity’s Fire trilogy. If you’re a fan of Cobley’s science fiction novels, be sure to check out his unconventional dark fantasy series, Shadowkings, where he also uses his epic world building skills to great effect. Infinity Plus called Shadowkings “a refreshing and believable take on the Fight Against Insurmountable Evil Foes sub-genre.” Now with new and stylish covers, The Shadowkings series is a great addition to the digital bookshelves for those who want a traditional sword and sorcery with excellent world building that is as well-written as it is dark.
The Shadowkings trilogy begins with the story of the heroes of the Khatrimantine Empire, the last valiant defenders of an empire that has been ravaged by invasion sixteen years before. The heroes or the empire gather their strength to attack the Mogaun, vast hordes of warriors led an evil deity, the Lord of Twilight, in hopes that one decisive strike can begin to turn the tide.
Writing for the Guardian, Jon Courtenay-Grimwood called it, “brutal, cruel and realistic in a way genre usually avoids.” Infinity Plus writes, “[Cobley] has taken traditional sword and sorcery to some new and perhaps uncomfortable places.” Shadowkings is a must-read series for readers craving an adult, dark, epic fantasy series!
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