Epic world-building at its finest, in an upcoming author’s fantasy debut. The Black Coast is the start of an unmissable series filled with war-dragons, armoured knights, sea-faring raiders, dangerous magic and crowd-pleasing battle scenes.
When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them, for they know who is coming: for generations, Black Keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Iwernia. Saddling their war dragons, the Naridans rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own homeland by the rise of a daemonic despot who prophesies the end of the world, they have come in search of a new home. Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the cross-fire of the coming war for the world – if only its new mismatched society can survive.
Mike Brooks was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and now lives in Nottingham with his wife, cats, snakes and a collection of tropical fish, where – when he's not playing guitar with his punk band, or DJing wherever anyone will tolerate him - he works for a homelessness charity. He is the author of three science fiction novels, Dark Run, Dark Sky and Dark Deeds, and various works for Black Library.