The Ninth Rain

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‘A sublime read’ SFX Magazine

‘Fantasy adventure at it’s very best’ Starburst

‘A fast-paced and vibrant fantasy romp’ SciFiNow

‘Williams portrays her characters as flawed but humane, propels the plot with expert pace, and excels at eldritch world-building.’ The Guardian

The Ninth Rain: Book One of The Winnowing Flame Trilogy

The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces – talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.

When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza ‘Vintage’ de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind.

But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure’lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall…

Coming February 2017 – Pre-order here!

First review in from Joanne Hall: ‘500+ pages of action, sarcasm, drinking and the occasional dragon. What more could you need?’