WE ARE THE DEAD by Mike Shackle (Gollancz)
"A masterpiece of a story about hope, resistance and fellowship." www.thebookbag.co.uk
"Tarantino crossed with David Gemmell." Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES
"The best book I've read in years." Glen Cook, CHRONICLES OF THE BLACK COMPANY
"Stunning." Bibliophile Book Club
"Hooked from page one, We Are the Dead rattles along with the pace of a runaway bullet train." Gavin Smith, THE BASTARD LEGION
The first book in The Last War series: a debut epic fantasy full of crunching revolutionary action, twisted magic, and hard choices in dark times.
The war is over. The enemy won.
Jia's people learned the hard way that there are no second chances. The Egril, their ancient enemy, struck with magic so devastating that Jia's armies were wiped out. Now terror reigns in the streets, and friend turns on friend just to live another day.
Somehow Tinnstra - a deserter, a failure, nothing but a coward - survived. She wants no more than to hide from the chaos.
But dragged into a desperate plot to retake Jia, surrounded by people willing to do anything to win the fight, this time Tinnstra will need to do more than hide.
If Jia is to get a second chance after all, this time she will need to be a hero.