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The Splinter King

Epic worldbuilding at its finest, The Splinter King is the second book in the unmissable series started with The Black Coast. Filled with war-dragons, armoured knights, sea-faring raiders, dangerous magic and battle scenes.

Still reeling from the events of The Black Coast, and the rise of the daemonic warlord, the political machinations, betrayals, new friendships, duels and battles continue to unfold as new characters appear and old return. 

As the quest for the new God-King begins and a deadly coup is planned, the Nardia seems to be a kingdom forever in turmoil.

Praise for Mike Brooks

"Mike Brook's Dark Run is a rambunctious, rapidfire rollercoaster of a read. Get signed up and strapped in for a helluva ride!" -- Michael Cobley, author of the Humanity’s Fire series

"Great fun... Golden Age chic!" -- Stephen Baxter on Dark Run

"Brooks’s terrific debut demonstrates that a good caper tale can take place anywhere, even in interstellar space ... Fans of rip-roaring space adventures will greatly enjoy this one." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Dark Run is a thrill-ride of non-stop action, wise-crackery and adventure in the vast vaults of outer space. I look forward to revisiting Ichabod Drift and the crew of the Keiko time and again… " -- Luke Scull

"... if you’re looking for a Firefly-like tale, filled with characters like Damian Frey and the crew of the Ketty Jay, you won’t be disappointed with this one. A quick read, but an immensely entertaining one." -- sffworld.com

"The bonds among the crew continue to be a high point of the writing, as are Brooks's terrific action sequences."-- Publishers Weekly on Dark Deeds, starred review

"Intrigue, piracy and action, Dark Run is a page turning SF romp with an edge as sharp as mono-molecular blade." -- Gavin Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven

"A fast and wry SF adventure full of the deviousness and wit of Firefly." -- Stephen Deas on Dark Run

Courtesy of the author

Mike Brooks is the author of The God-King Chronicles epic fantasy series, the Keiko series of grimy space-opera novels, and various works for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint including RITES OF PASSAGE and BRUTAL KUNNIN. He was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, and moved to Nottingham to go to university when he was eighteen, where he still lives with his wife, cats, and snakes. He worked in the homelessness sector for fifteen years before going full-time as an author, plays guitar and sings in a punk band, and DJs wherever anyone will tolerate him. He is queer, and partially deaf (no, that occurred naturally, and a long time before the punk band).

"Mike Brook's Dark Run is a rambunctious, rapidfire rollercoaster of a read. Get signed up and strapped in for a helluva ride!" 

– Michael Cobley, author of the Humanity’s Fire series on Mike Brook's Dark Run

"Great fun... Golden Age chic!" 

– Stephen Baxter on Dark Run

"Brooks’s terrific debut demonstrates that a good caper tale can take place anywhere, even in interstellar space ... Fans of rip-roaring space adventures will greatly enjoy this one." 

– Publisher's Weekly on Dark Run

"Dark Run is a thrill-ride of non-stop action, wise-crackery and adventure in the vast vaults of outer space. I look forward to revisiting Ichabod Drift and the crew of the Keiko time and again… "

– Luke Scull on Dark Run

"... if you’re looking for a Firefly-like tale, filled with characters like Damian Frey and the crew of the Ketty Jay, you won’t be disappointed with this one. A quick read, but an immensely entertaining one."

– sffworld.com on Dark Run

"The bonds among the crew continue to be a high point of the writing, as are Brooks's terrific action sequences."

– Publishers Weekly on Dark Deeds, starred review

"Intrigue, piracy and action, Dark Run is a page turning SF romp with an edge as sharp as mono-molecular blade."

– Gavin Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven on Dark Run

"A fast and wry SF adventure full of the deviousness and wit of Firefly." 

– Stephen Deas on Dark Run

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