City of Lies: A Poison War Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 3, 2018 - Fiction - 416 pages

WINNER of the Ditmar Awards for Best Novel and Best New Talent, the Norma K Hemming Award, and the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel!

Poison. Treachery. Ancient spirits. Sieges. The Poison Wars begin now, with City of Lies, a fabulous epic fantasy debut by Sam Hawke

I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me...

Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he's a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state.

But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising...and angry.

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This novel was blurbed by Robin Hobb. I love Robin Hobb and am always looking for something as good as her which is why I bought a copy. I enjoyed it but I didn't love it. I found it quite hard to get ... Read full review

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Australian author Hawke launches her Poison War epic fantasy series with this exhaustive and imaginative exposť of capitalistic corruption. Wealthy, cultured Silasta, the Bright City, is threatened ... Read full review

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A black belt in jujitsu, Sam Hawke lives with her husband and children in Australia. CITY OF LIES is her first novel.

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