The Coming of the Dark
COMING is coming... September 17th 2020
‘Wonderful characters and great world-building, in Humphreys’ special blend of addictive story-telling’ - Diana Gabaldon
Three worlds. Each ruled in different ways by a decadent immortal elite for their own pleasure and power. They know nothing of each other. But there is a fourth, vast land of mortals. Led by black-eyed priests, the tribes have put aside centuries of hate to unite under the prophecy of ‘the One’: a child saviour who is neither boy nor girl. Now they are finally ready to conquer the whole world… and wipe the immortals out.
Yet in each of those other worlds there are some who will resist, even unto a final death.
Luck, a malformed god of the Northmen, desperate to give up a drug that shows him the whole world clearly, even as it destroys his will to fight for it.
Ferros, a brilliant warrior recently made immortal, torn between new and old loyalties and loves.
Atisha, mother of ‘the One’, determined to defeat all plans that have been made for her child.
Among battles on sea and land, the fall of empires and the rise of the Mortals, will come the Triumph of the One.
But will it be a final darkness? Or is there someone who can save the light?
For Book One - 'Smoke in the Glass':
'An intriguing premise... an intricate, fast-paced story... Humphreys packs gods, deicide, warring tribes and some impressive world-building into just over 300 pages.' The Guardian UK
A brilliant epic fantasy debut from a master storyteller
―Sebastien de Castell
Instantly gripping and thoroughly unusual, this book ends on a cliffhanger which has me impatient for part two.
Wonderful characters and great world-building, in Humphreys' special brand of addictive storytelling
Cleverly written, at times very funny, I thoroughly enjoyed this new book.
Chris Humphreys skilfully weaves together several different storylines without any feeling like they're rushed over and still manages to keep the momentum of the plot going throughout the book. It's an intriguing new look at immortality in a fantasy novel, and I highly recommend it.
―THE BOOK BUNDLE
Brilliant: smoothly-written, engaging, fascinating. The kid can write. The world is wonderful - I wish I'd thought of it
An intriguing premise... an intricate, fast-paced story... Humphreys packs gods, deicide, warring tribes and some impressive world-building into just over 300 pages.
I really enjoyed this book. Smoke in the Glass isn’t pulp–Humphreys’ plot, prose, and characters give this book a sense of quality and gravity without skimping on fun and readability. If readers are in the mood for traditional fantasy with historical verisimilitude and a mythical twist, this is the novel for them. [READ FULL REVIEW]