Earlier this month (March 3rd, to be exact), Brandon Sanderson hosted Nick Martell on his livestream — they talked about fantasy, writing, and plenty more. The video for the event is now available online, and we’ve included it above.
Nick is the author of acclaimed Legacy of the Mercenary Kings fantasy series: THE KINGDOM OF LIARS and the upcoming THE TWO-FACED QUEEN, both of which are published in the UK by Gollancz. The second novel is due out next week. Here’s the synopsis…
Michael Kingman thought he was going to die by the executioner’s axe, forever labelled as a traitor.
Still alive, and under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary company, Michael and his family and friends are deeply involved in the seemingly rival conspiracies that are tearing The Hollows apart.
With the death of the King, both the Corrupt Prince and his sister Serena are vying for the throne, while the Rebel Emperor is spreading lies amongst the people, and all of them want Michael dead. This is a story of betrayal, murder, and rebellion, and in this direct sequel to the debut novel The Kingdom of Liars, also some hope for justice.
For readers who love the intrigue and widening scope of epic fantasy like Sanderson’s Mistborn and Week’s The Black Prism, this is your next must-read fantasy series.
Brandon is the critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of the Stormlight Archive series, the Mistborn series, the Skyward series, and a number of stand-alone novels and novellas. His latest book is RHYTHM OF WAR, which is out now, published by Gollancz in the UK. Here’s the synopsis…
After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move.
Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.
At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure.