No Present Like Time

by Steph Swainston
No Present Like Time (Castle Series #2) - Steph Swainston 7.74   45

It has been five years since the Insects last swarmed in the Fourlands. Their insatiable hunger left countless dead and the land devastated. Reconstruction proceeds under the watchful eyes of the immortal Circle but, increasingly, many are finding its pace too slow.

For Jant, the Emperor’s winged messenger, events are moving ever faster. A brilliant newcomer has joined the Circle, displacing him from his rightful position as centre of attention. He thinks his wife may be having an affair with the world’s strongest man, and an inhabited island has been discovered three months’ sail from the Fourlands (which is obviously impossible).

What’s worse, the Emperor has commanded that Jant join the small group of immortals who will travel as an embassy to the new land. Just perfect for a man terrified of ships and the sea. And he increasingly suspects that he’s a pawn in an ancient political game.

It’d be enough to drive anyone to drugs…

Steph Swainston’s landmark fantasy, that began with the acclaimed The Year of Our War, moves effortlessly into new waters.

Like its predecessor No Present Like Time is a wonderfully original fantasy of unusual depth and beauty. Here is a journey into a new world, a journey like no other.

Category: Fantasy New weird

Rate this book
Choose a shelf for this book


No Present Like Time related topics

No topics yet related to this book.
Create a new topic (guest post allowed)

Release date April 2005
Details updated August 23, 2022

Castle Series :: Series

Series contains 5 primary works and has 7 total works.

Also known as Fourlands series.

The Year of Our War (Castle Series #1) 7.60   61
No Present Like Time (Castle Series #2) 7.74   45
The Modern World (Castle Series #3) 8.24   38
Above the Snowline (Castle Series #4) 8.50   4
Fair Rebel (Castle Series #5) N/A
The Castle Omnibus 9.00   4
Turning Point N/A

Community Reviews & Rates

Sorceress
Sorceress
368 ratings
0 reviews
0 posts
March 23, 2014
Gave 6 / 10 rating to this book
Sapfo
Sapfo
84 ratings
1 reviews
0 posts
October 11, 2013
Gave 6 / 10 rating to this book
Antti
Antti
195 ratings
0 reviews
0 posts
June 30, 2013
Gave 10 / 10 rating to this book
Thyme
Thyme
98 ratings
0 reviews
0 posts
May 24, 2013
Gave 6 / 10 rating to this book
Hiistu
Hiistu
420 ratings
0 reviews
140 posts
May 22, 2013
Gave 10 / 10 rating to this book
Peter
Peter
142 ratings
0 reviews
0 posts
January 5, 2013
Gave 8 / 10 rating to this book
Vanamo
Vanamo
155 ratings
0 reviews
3 posts
July 30, 2012
Gave 6 / 10 rating to this book
Rinja
Rinja
24 ratings
0 reviews
1 posts
July 30, 2012
Gave 8 / 10 rating to this book
Thialfi
Thialfi
475 ratings
0 reviews
10 posts
July 2, 2012
Gave 6 / 10 rating to this book
Jussi
January 8, 2012
Gave 8 / 10 rating to this book