Free Audiobook: CHAMPION OF DEAD TIME by Edward Cox

In advance of the release of THE CATHEDRAL OF KNOWN THINGS, the highly-anticipated sequel to THE RELIC GUILD, Edward Cox has released a free audio-short story via Audible: CHAMPION OF DEAD TIME. Here’s the (very short) synopsis…

In the heart of the Retrospective, a demon is awakened from never-ending war with a terrible new purpose…

CoxE-R2-CathedralOfKnownThings-BlogThe story is a stand-alone prologue to THE CATHEDRAL OF KNOWN THINGS, which is due to be published by Gollancz in the UK, on October 15th, 2015. Here’s the synopsis for the novel…

In the end, all things are known. Return to the world of THE RELIC GUILD with this remarkable fantasy novel

Divided, hunted and short on resources, the surviving members of the Relic Guild are in real trouble. Their old enemy, the Genii, and their resurrected master have infiltrated Labrys Town and taken over the police force.

So the Relic Guild must flee their home, and set off on a dangerous journey across the worlds of the Aelfir. One that will lead them to a weapon which might destroy the Genii. Or the whole universe…

And forty years before all this, the war which led to the fall of the Genii continues. And what happens to the Relic Guild during that conflict will change the course of their desperate flight.

Cox also wrote another short story, HEMLOCK, which was released as a free audiobook to coincide with the release of THE RELIC GUILD. The two short stories and both novels are narrated by Imogen Church.


‘A terrific debut novel, with plenty of scope for expansion and some really good world-building. Most importantly, lots of fun. Looking forward to the next one.’ — Joanne Harris

‘An intriguing, original and enjoyable book, a daring mix of genres…’ — Starburst

‘A formidable debut from an author with huge potential, and I will be one of the first clamouring for a copy of the sequel.’ — Fantasy Faction

all kinds of magic: alchemy, illusion, lycanthropy, necromancy, sorcery and thaumaturgy; this book has magic in its DNA… full of flavour… a high concept fantasy packed with ideas, weird and wonderful characters and a mix of styles, at times evoking noir, urban fantasy, flavours of steampunk… Thought you knew where modern fantasy was at? THE RELIC GUILD will challenge your assumptions.’ — British Fantasy Society

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