The Year of Our War
2005 paperback edition
|Cover artist||Emma Wallace|
|Series||The Castle books|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Followed by||No Present Like Time|
The novel is set in the Fourlands, a country in danger of being overrun by large hostile Insects, and follows the exploits of Jant, also called "the Messenger" or "Comet". As a half-breed of two humanoid species Jant is the only person who can fly, which makes him an indispensable part of the Emperor's Circle of about 50 immortals, an elite group of (mostly) warriors who do not age (but, despite the name, are capable of being killed).
Swainston spins an intricate story which covers, among other things, the intrigues among mortals and immortals from the various humanoid races of the Fourlands, a full-scale assault by the Insects (previously held at bay behind an Insect wall), and Jant's exploits in the "Shift", an alternate world which he enters as a side effect of his addiction to a lethal drug.
Awards and nominations
Reviews and sources
- "The IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award Past Winners". IAFA. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
|This article about a 2000s fantasy novel is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
See guidelines for writing about novels. Further suggestions might be found on the article's talk page.