Author(s): Steph Swainston
Another year in mankind's war for survival against the insects. God is still on holiday, the Emperor still leads and his cadre of immortals are still quarreling amongst themselves. It is known that the insects are reaching the Fourlands from the Shift but now mankind just has to do something about it. And in the meantime attention shifts to new lands and a naval expedition is launched. And Jant, the Emperor's drug-addicted winged messanger is expected to join it. Just perfect for a man terrified of ships and the sea. Steph Swainston's trilogy is building to be a landmark of modern fantasy. This is a wildly imaginative, witty yet profound fantasy, peopled with bizarre yet real characters.
Universal acclaim for THE YEAR OF OUR WAR THE YEAR 0F OUR WAR has already sold in seven countries Massive US deal 'Exuberant, incredibly inventive; a blistering debut, and honest-to-god unputdownable' China Mieville on THE YEAR OF OUR WAR 'There's joy to discover on every page, even if that page does involve some poor fool getting his read ripped off" Jayne Dearsley, SFX, and "An uncompromisingly classy act." THE GUARDIAN, on NO PRESENT LIKE TIME Literary fantasy of extraordinary quality and uniqueness
Steph Swainston is a qualified archaeologist with a degree from Cambridge and a research degree. She worked as archaeologist for six years, working on the dig that researched the oldest recorded burial site in the UK, before working as an information scientist.