UK Cover: THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS by Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz)


A little while ago, we shared the striking US cover for Aliette de Bodard‘s highly-anticipated upcoming new novel THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS. Today, Gollancz unveiled the UK artwork for the novel (above). It’s another eye-catching piece. Here’s the synopsis…

A superb murder mystery, on an epic scale, set against the fall out – literally – of a war in heaven

Paris in the aftermath of the Great Magicians War. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black, thick with ashes and rubble. Yet life continues among the wreckage. The citizens retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital.

House Silverspires, previously the leader of those power games, now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.

Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen, an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction, and a resentful young man wielding spells from the Far East. They may be Silverspires’ salvation; or the architects of its last, irreversible fall…

Aliette is the author of the Obsidian & Blood trilogy (Angry Robot) and numerous award-nominated and winning short stories and novellas.

THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS, the first in a planned two-book story, is due to be published by Gollancz on August 20th, 2015; and in the US by Roc Books, on August 18th, 2015. Here’s the US cover again…


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