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The Moonsteel Crown

The Emperor of Aria is dead, and three junior members of a street gang are unwittingly caught up in the ensuing struggle for the throne, in the first epic adventure in a new fantasy world from a master of the genre.


File Under: Fantasy [ Sword-Monks | Chicken Foot | Dead Men Walking | Murdering Bastard ]

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Available on February 9, 2021.
SKU: AR9780857668776

The Emperor of Aria has been murdered, the Empire is in crisis, and Dead Men walk the streets…

But Myla, Fings, and Seth couldn’t care less. They’re too busy just trying to survive in the Sulk-struck city of Varr, committing petty violence and pettier crimes to earn their keep in the Unrulys, a motley gang led by Blackhand.

When the Unrulys are commissioned to steal a mysterious item to order, by an equally mysterious patron, the trio are thrust right into the bitter heart of a struggle for the Crown, where every faction is after what they have.

Forced to lie low in a city on lockdown, they will have to work together if they want to save their skins… and maybe just save the Empire as well.

Publication date
Ebook

9th February 2021 | 9780857668776 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99

US Print

9th February 2021 | 9780857668769 | Trade Paperback | $14.99/$16.99

UK Print

9th February 2021 | 9780857668769 | Paperback | £9.99

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Praise for The Moonsteel Crown

“Subterfuge and skulduggery from one of my favourite fantasy writers.”
– RJ Barker, author of The Bone Ships

“Adventure fantasy in the classic style, as faction battles faction in a city of blood and grit and deathtrap back alleys. But it’s the storytelling that makes the pages fly by. Wit, humor, and a percolating sense of enchantment are signatures of a Stephen Deas novel, and this is Deas at the top of his game. In dark times, The Moonsteel Crown is a dark and glittering gift.”
– Robert V.S. Redick, author of Master Assassins and The Red Wolf Conspiracy

Praise for Stephen Deas

“It is a difficult thing to write a novel that uses many of the icons of High Fantasy and make it enjoyable; this is something though that Stephen has done here. The book is an entertaining mix of Pern and Westeros, with the knowing characterisation of Abercrombie and the endearment of Novik.”
– SFF World

“At first glance, a cast of scheming princes and queens, over the hill kings, and money-hungry sell-swords may seem overly familiar, but Stephen does a great job of constantly surprising the reader. It’s a fun and entertaining debut that will appeal to fans of both classic and contemporary fantasy.”
– Fantasy Book Critic

Stephen Deas, born in 1968 in Southeast England, is an English fantasy author. He is most famous for his fantasy opus, the Memory of Flames sequence, set in a fantasy world inhabited by dragons.

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