The always intriguing, inventive, and fun Martha Wells gives us a fabulous fantasy tale and hours of reading pleasure and adventure. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com
This was one of those books that I devoured over a long weekend and every second I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about how much I wished I was. I adore every little thing I learned about the cultures, peoples, and histories in this world and would happily visit again and again (please! more!). Also, maybe I only want to read epic fantasies with hyper-competent protagonists tasked with solving their own murders served with a side of massive geopolitical complications now? Thanks Martha Wells. Recommended By Sarah R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the breakout SFF superstar author of Murderbot comes a remarkable story of power and friendship, of trust and betrayal, and of the families we choose.
I didn't know you were a... demon.
You idiot. I'm the demon.
Kai's having a long day in Martha Wells' WITCH KING....
After being murdered, his consciousness dormant and unaware of the passing of time while confined in an elaborate water trap, Kai wakes to find a lesser mage attempting to harness Kai's magic to his own advantage. That was never going to go well.
But why was Kai imprisoned in the first place? What has changed in the world since his assassination? And why does the Rising World Coalition appear to be growing in influence?
Kai will need to pull his allies close and draw on all his pain magic if he is to answer even the least of these questions.
He's not going to like the answers.
WITCH KING is Martha Wells's first new fantasy in over a decade, drawing together her signature ability to create characters we adore and identify with, alongside breathtaking action and adventure, and the wit and charm we've come to expect from one of the leading writers of her generation.
"Unlike anything I've ever read. A layered and complex novel that delivers on the promise of epic fantasy." Zoraida Córdova
"A wildly original and complex fantasy exploring how revolutions are won through trust, and destroyed through selfishness. Wells excels at brooding, powerful inhuman protagonists who just need a little kindness to be their badass best." N. K. Jemisin
About the Author
Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards.