Magic and technology combine in an epic fantasy like no other.
War is coming to Ruthnia. As ancient, inhuman powers move against one another, Rel Kressind finds himself in the company of the fabled modalmen – giants who regard themselves as the true keepers of humanity’s legacy. Far out in the blasted, magical wastelands of the Black Sands where no man of the Hundred has ever set foot before, Rel comes face to face with the modalman’s deity, the Brass God. What Rel learns in the Brass God’s broken halls will shake his understanding of reality forever.
Magic and technology combine in an epic fantasy like no other, where lost science, giant tides and jealous gods shape the fate of two worlds, and the actions of six siblings may save a universe, or damn it.
K. M. McKinley studied history. Thinks the best fantasies are not necessarily inspired directly by history, but try to capture some of the complexity of the real world. Favourite authors are Michael Moorcock, Gene Wolfe, Sheri Tepper, Ursula Le Guin. Fascinated by how the big things in life affect the little things, and vice versa, and how we all as people live through the times we are born into, adapting to them without realising. Spends a lot of time outdoors. Likes hiking alone in the mountains. Good place to think.