The Bear and the Serpent

Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky

Fiction - Fantasy

Maniye, child of Wolf and Tiger, has a new soul and a new shape. But as Champion of the Crown of the World, does she represent an opportunity for the North - or a threat? Travelling as a bodyguard to the Southern prince, with her warband of outcasts, she hopes to finally discover her true place in the world.But if only it was that simple. Tensions rise, and new allies face up to old enemies as civil war threatens to tear the South apart. Royal twins can't share a throne, so one must be chosen. And whoever rules the southern Sun River Nation will hold the fate of the world in their hands. As the protector of one potential heir, Maniye soon finds herself at the eye of a political storm. Yet all the while, an enemy from the most ancient of times prepares for conquest, and could destroy everything in their path...


Product Information

Book Two in this gripping fantasy series by Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt series.

A classically brilliant fantasy writer, a pusher of boundaries, a great storyteller -- Paul Cornell It's addictively brilliant! The protagonist is vivid and sympathetic - and I love both the story and the world Adrian has created. It's meticulously thought out and utterly believable -- John Gwynne on The Tiger and the Wolf Equally deft in the realms of science fiction and fantasy adventure, Adrian Tchaikovsky knows how to take you to a place, no matter the setting . . . Maniye Many Tracks is a fascinating character; layered, strong, torn, constantly developing and hugely empathetic -- SciFiNow on The Tiger and the Wolf Tchaikovsky has woven a richly textured world, brimming with difference and complexity * SFReader on The Tiger and the Wolf * A ripping fantasy yarn and a well-paced world, created and revealed with care * The Book Bag on The Tiger and the Wolf * A beautifully fierce fantasy about our need to belong and the importance of our choices, this is a coming of age tale with bite * GeekSyndicate on The Tiger and the Wolf *

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, Echoes of the Fall series, and several stand-alone novels, including Children of Time, the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781509830251
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan
  • : August 2017
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 29mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 544
  • : Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : English