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The Empire of the Blood

“Thorpe writes strong, uncluttered narrative, and his characters actually sound like real people.”
Tom Holt, SFX Magazine

A three-volume omnibus edition of the epic fantasy series of demonic magic and dark politics.

File Under: Fantasy [ Epic battles | Political Intrigue | Mystical Powers | Hidden Rulers ]

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A sweeping fantasy of immense battles, demonic magic and dark politics.

Collecting all three books in the Empire of the Blood saga in to a single omnibus edition.

Books in The Empire of the Blood Series:
1. The Crown of the Blood (September 2010)
2. The Crown of the Conqueror (August 2011)
3. The Crown of the Usurper (August 2012)

Series Empire of the Blood

The Empire of the Blood


Gav Thorpe

Publication date

24 Sep 2013


24th September 2013 | 9780857663030 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £9.99 / US$11.99

US Print

24th September 2013 | 9780857663023 | Trade Paperback | RRP US$15.99 / CAN$17.99

Goodreads URL Discuss and Review Empire of the Blood

“I tore through The Crown of the Blood in one long sitting … This is a properly high fantasy world – rock people, dark sorcery, landships, riding panther and (of course) dinosaurs – but all of it is introduced naturally and casually … his book is hairy, gory, sweaty, shameless… and perhaps even a little bit thoughtful.”

For The Crown of the Blood

The Crown of the Blood should really have a warning sticker on the front (Angry Robots take note) it’s one of those books that are almost impossible to put down, so much so that you find yourself unconsciously continuing to (try to) read after getting up to make a brew / go to work / go to bed (delete as applicable and don’t try this at home kids). The novel also stands out with a very strong opening scene and excellent end, with a genuinely unexpected twist.”

For Crown of the Conqueror

“Well written, cunningly plotted and above all else a combat story of survival that shows that Thorpe is more than prepared to slaughter a world to establish his own rule. Great stuff.”
Falcata Times

“All in all, The Crown of the Conqueror (A+) is another excellent fantasy that I strongly recommend … the author has another winner here!”
Fantasy Book Critic

Gav Thorpe works from Nottingham, England and has written more than a dozen novels and even more short stories. Growing up in a tedious town just north of London, he originally intended to be an illustrator but after acknowledging an inability to draw or paint he turned his hand to writing.

Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop on the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 before going freelance in 2008. It is claimed (albeit solely by our Gav, frankly) that he is merely a puppet of a mechanical hamster called Dennis that intends to take over the world via the global communications network. When not writing, Gav enjoys playing games, cooking, pro-wrestling and smiling wryly.

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