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The Ingenious

The squalid, bloody tale of desperate political exiles seeking a way home from the impossible city that imprisons them.

File Under: Fantasy [ Faraway World | Sex and Drugs | Up and Down | My Name Is ]

Publishing on 05 Feb 2019
SKU: AR9780857667908
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Thousands of years ago, the city of Athanor was set adrift in time and space by alchemists, called the “Curious Men”. Ever since, it has accumulated cultures, citizens and species into a vast, unmappable metropolis.

Isten and her gang of half-starved political exiles live off petty crime and gangland warfare in Athanor’s seediest alleys. Though they dream of returning home to lead a glorious revolution, Isten’s downward spiral drags them into a mire of addiction and violence. Isten must find a way to save the exiles and herself if they are ever to build a better, fairer world for the people of their distant homeland.

Release Date



5th February 2019 | 9780857667908 | epub & mobi | £6.99/$8.99/$10.99

US Print

5th February 2019 | 9780857667892 | Trade Paperback | $12.99/$15.99

UK Print

7th February 2019 | 9780857667892 | Paperback | £8.99

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Praise for Darius Hinks

“Mythic fiction as it should be, a high-magic, high adventure, with flawed, believable characters, a good story line and a decent, fast pace.”
The British Fantasy Society

“He expertly handles both battles and intimate encounters, while creating well-rounded, full bodied characters.”
– Red Book Review

“Hinks’ prose is fluid, the dialogue realistic, and plot and events progress at a very good clip.”
– Civilian Reader

“Hinks’ writing is some of the closest I have read to Gemmell himself.”
– Floor to Ceiling Books

“Darius Hinks is an amazing fantasy author.”
– Mengel Miniatures

“Watch out, Darius Hinks’ knack for writing danger can tear you straightaway into the ravaged Old World of Warhammer and keep you hooked to the very end.”
The Founding Fields

“Delivers on all fronts in a manner that’s nothing short of superb. Nine and a quarter out of ten.”
– Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review

“Great prose and solid bloody combat alongside dialogue that will enrapture the reader as well as ensnare them into Darius’ own web.”
– Falcata Times

Darius Hinks works and lives in Nottinghamshire, England. He spent the nineties playing guitar for the grunge band, cable but when his music career ended in a bitter law suit, he turned to writing. His first novel, Warrior Priest, won the David Gemmell Morningstar award and, so far at least, none of his novels have resulted in litigation.

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