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Future Treasures: Dragon Road, Book II of Drifting Lands by Joseph Brassey

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 | Posted by John ONeill

Skyfarer Joseph Brassey-small Dragon Road Joseph Brassey-small

Last August John DeNardo tipped me off to an exciting new series from Joseph Brassey. Editor Michael R. Underwood had this to say about Skyfarer, the first volume of The Drifting Lands and the first book he’d acquired & edited for Angry Robot Books.

I am of course very biased, but this book is *amazingly* fun, and fans of Star Wars, Firefly, and Final Fantasy will be very likely to have a great time with the book. It’s got heroic sorcerers, badass evil knights, skyships, A+ sword fights (the author is a HEMA instructor), a family-of-choice airship crew, and all the fantasy adventure you could want in a compact package.

Right on schedule comes the second book in the series, Dragon Road, arriving in paperback on May 1st.

[Click the images for space-opera sized versions.]

A murderous plot aboard a city-sized flying ship must be averted before a crazed cult sends a million people to their deaths

When portal-mage Harkon Bright and his apprentice are asked to help select a new captain for the immense skyship Iseult, they quickly find themselves embroiled in its Machiavellian officer’s court. Meanwhile, their new recruit, Elias, struggles to adapt to his unexpected gift of life while suffering dark dreams of an ancient terror.

As the skies darken and storm-clouds gather on the Dragon Road, the crew of the Elysium come face to face with deadly intrigues, plots from beyond death, and a terrible darkness that lurks in the heart of a thousand-year storm.

Dragon Road will be published by Angry Robot on May 1, 2018. It is 448 pages, priced at $8.99 in paperback and $7.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Ignacio Lazcano. Read an excerpt at the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog.

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3 Comments »

  1. At this point, the chief reason I haven’t read the first book yet is because I figured I’d wait until the second one came out.

    Comment by Joe H. - April 15, 2018 10:40 pm

  2. Seems reasonable. I don’t know how many there will ultimately be though… might as well get started now. :)

    Comment by John ONeill - April 15, 2018 11:18 pm

  3. Yeah, I picked the first one up several months ago on the basis of a very positive Skiffy & Fanty review, but my backlog is, well … And right now I’m trying to get a head start on some of my Hugo reading, so waiting until I can read 1 & 2 just seemed reasonable.

    Comment by Joe H. - April 15, 2018 11:52 pm


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