The classic fantasy duology from the author of the bestselling ASH ASH was shortlisted for the WHS Thumping Good Read Award 'A spectacular and wonderfully evocative novel ... she is a writer who knows politics and human nature' Julian May 'A rare narrative talent' C.J. Cherryh 'So gloriously alien. Wow!' Anne McCaffrey
Mary Gentle is one of the world's most acclaimed writers of fantasy and science fiction; ASH, the largest single fantasy work ever - longer even than THE LORD OF THE RINGS - combines the authentic details of Bernard Cornwell and the magical storytelling of Terry Goodkind; all editions were Gollancz bestsellers.Mary has a number of academic degrees, including an MA in War Studies, and has hands-on experience of sword-fighting and armour, amongst many other useful talents.She lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.