The brutally powerful story of a daring warrior traveling a path that might bring salvation to her people...or lead her to ruin. For fans of Mark Lawrence, Andrzej Sapkowski, and Joe Abercrombie.
The Circle - a thousand miles of perilous forests and warring clans. No one has ever tamed such treacherous territory before, but ex-soldier Teyr Amondsen, veteran of a hundred battles, is determined to try.
With a merchant caravan protected by a crew of skilled mercenaries, Teyr embarks on a dangerous mission to forge a road across the untamed wilderness that was once her home. But a warlord has risen in the wilds of the Circle, uniting its clans and terrorizing its people. Teyr's battles are far from over....
For more from Adrian Selby, check out: Snakewood.
What members say
- Anthony F.
Should have been read by a gravely voiced male
Look, if a woman is going to read this book, then she should at least adopt the persona of the characters. put some grit in that tenor!!
- J. Hunter
Brutal and heartfelt.
Really enjoyed Teyr's story. This book is much more accessible than Snakewood, although the timeline jumping back and forth was mildly annoying at first ( more to do with my own impatience than the writing) but as it comes together and the gap closes I really became enthralled. Her sheer determination, at the possible and actual cost of those she loves, to see her ambition through, was impressive.
Adrian's writing style is different to your average fantasy novel, but once you get the hang of it you can't stop. I know a lot of people don't like first person, bit I don't think I would have 'got' Teyr, had I not been inside her head. this works really well as an audiobook.
I especially loved all of the letters at the end, so I wasn't left hanging, wondering what happened next. Although of course I already know what happens way in the future 'next' having read Snakewood. which I now want to re-read!