Spotlight: Wrath – The Faithful and the Fallen #4 – John Gwynne
The last book in the Faithful and the Fallen series! Anyone who loved the first book as much as I did will have been eagerly waiting for this book. I still remember reading an ARC of Malice and loving it to pieces. After that I decided to wait with reading the others until the series was complete. So after a reread of Malice, I’ll be reading through the rest of the series for the first time and I absolutely can’t wait!
About the book
Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasures are in his possession. And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remaining Treasures. With all seven under his command, he can open a portal to the Otherworld. Then Asroth and his demon-horde will finally break into the Banished Lands and become flesh.
Meanwhile Corban has been taken prisoner by the Jotun, warrior giants who ride their enormous bears into battle. His warband scattered, Corban must make new allies if he hopes to survive. But can he bond with competing factions of warlike giants? Somehow he must, if he’s to counter the threat Nathair represents.
His life hangs in the balance – and with it, the fate of the Banished Lands.
Publication date: November 17th, 2016 (Tor)
About the author
Well this is a strange thing, writing about myself.
I was born in Singapore while my dad was stationed there in the RAF. Up until he retired that meant a lot of traveling around, generally a move every three years or so.
I live with my wife and four wonderful (and demanding) children in East Sussex. Also three dogs, two of which will chew anything that stands still. I have had many strange and wonderful jobs, including packing soap in a soap factory, waitering in a french restaurant in Canada, playing double bass in a rock n roll band, and lecturing at Brighton University.
I stepped out of university work due to my daughter’s disability, so now I split my time caring for her and working from home – I work with my wife rejuvenating vintage furniture, which means fixing, lifting, carrying, painting and generally doing what my wife tells me to do…
And somehow during this time I started writing. I’ve always told my children stories at bed-time, and they pestered long and hard for me to write some of it down. At the same time I felt that my brain was switching off a little – vintage furniture is my wife’s passion, whereas my passions are much geekier!
That’s how The Banished Lands and Malice began, though along the way it became more than just a hobby. I’m still in shock that it is actually a real book, rather than just pages on my desk.
I hope that you enjoy the book, the website and the blog. I intend to have some fun on here, as after all, having a book published is a bit like true love – it doesn’t happen everyday. Please bear with me as this is all very new to me and I’m not the most technically proficient. I’ll try not to blow the internet up.
All the best,