Nights of Villjamur (Legends of the Red Sun #1) - Mark Charan Newton 6.14   7

Political intrigue and dark violence converge in a superb new action series of enthralling fantasy.

An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires and bridges, a place where cultists use forgotten technology for their own gain and where, further out, the dead have been seen walking across the tundra.

When the Emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister Chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne for himself.

Meanwhile, a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician, whilst battling evils within his own life, and a handsome and serial womanizer manipulates his way into the imperial residence with a hidden agenda.

When reports are received that tens of thousands of citizens are dying in a bizarre genocide on the northern islands of the Empire, members of the elite Night Guard are sent to investigate. It seems that, in this land under a red sun, the long winter is bringing more than just snow...

“Genre labels just don’t apply here. With Nights of Villjamur Mark has managed to incorporate so many wonderfully varied ideas and themes into a decent blend of excitement and interest that the marketing department is going to have to invent a whole new section just for him.” – Peter F. Hamilton

“While the sun over Villjamur is dying, Mark Charan Newton’s star as a writer is burning with a fierce talent.” – Stephen Hunt


Release date May 26, 2009

Details updated August 16, 2021

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Legends of the Red Sun :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

Nights of Villjamur (Legends of the Red Sun #1) 6.14   7
City of Ruin (Legends of the Red Sun #2) 7.00   3
The Book of Transformations (Legends of the Red Sun #3) 7.50   2
The Broken Isles (Legends of the Red Sun #4) 8.00   2

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