Sea of Ghosts (The Gravedigger Chronicles, #1)
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Sea of Ghosts

by Alan Campbell
Release date: March 24, 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy
Tags: new weird

A brand new series from the author of the Deepgate Codex series

When the last of the Gravediggers, an elite imperial infiltration unit, are disbanded and hunted down by the emperor they once served, munitions expert Colonel Thomas Granger takes refuge in the unlikeliest of places. He becomes a jailer in Ethugra – a prison city of poison-flooded streets and gaols in which a million enemies of the empire are held captive. But when Granger takes possession of two new prisoners, he realises that he can’t escape his past so readily.

Ianthe is a young girl with an extraordinary psychic talent. A gift that makes her unique in a world held to ransom by the powerful Haurstaf – the sisterhood of telepaths who are all that stand between the Empire and the threat of the Unmer, the powerful civilization of entropic sorcerers and dragon-mounted warriors. In this war-torn land, she promises to make Granger an extremely wealthy man, if he can only keep her safe from harm.

This is what Granger is best at. But when other factions learn about Ianthe's unique ability, even Granger's skills of warfare are tested to their limits. While, Ianthe struggles to control the powers that are growing in ways no-one thought were possible. Another threat is surfacing: out there, beyond the bitter seas, an old and familiar enemy is rising – one who, if not stopped, will drown the world and all of humanity with it...

(updated 2016-09-10)

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Any book that contains poisonous sea water, a blind girl who can see more than anybody should, dragons and magic and fire and ice is more than worth my attention...however, this is an epic intro to the Gravedigger Chronicles universe where the world is run by telepaths to whom torture and blackmail are second nature and as such this book instantly goes into my top 5 fantasy books of all time. Read it and love it, thank me later
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