In The Pilgrims (2014), the opening volume of Will Elliott’s Pendulum Trilogy, down on his luck London journalist Eric Albright discovered a strange red door on the graffiti-covered walls under a bridge near his home. When the door opened and gang of strange bandits — including a giant — dashed out and robbed a nearby store, Eric and his friend Case decided to go through the door… to the land of Levaal, a fantasy kingdom populated by power damaged mages, stone giants, pit devils, and a mountain-sized dragon sleeping beneath a great white castle. In Shadow (2015), Eric and his new friends found themselves in the thick of a brutal war. And in the third and final volume, World’s End, coming later this month from Tor, Levaal faces the final battle in an age-old war between worlds. One more fantasy trilogy brought to a successful close! Every time that happens, we bake a cake.
When Eric Albright, a luckless London slacker, and his pal Stuart Casey went through a battered red door under a railway bridge, the last thing they expected to find was another world. There lay the strange, dark realm of Levaal, whose tyrant lord Vous has ascended to godhood. The great wall which has divided the land has been brought down, setting loose a horde of demonic Tormentors. In their sky prisons, the dragons are stirring, set to defy their slumbering creator and steal humanity’s world.
Shilen, a dragon cloaked in human form, has convinced Eric and Aziel, Vous’s daughter, to help free the dragons from their sky-prison, or Earth will be destroyed. She promises great power, and safety for all Eric’s favoured people, but Shilen has an ulterior motive, for the dragons wish to control humankind completely.
World’s End will be published by Tor Books on March 22, 2016. It is 432 pages, priced at $26.99 in hardcover and $12.99 in digital format. The cover is by Cynthia Sheppard.