Want a break from reality? We don't have a magic wand, but these fantasy fiction series – from Terry's Pratchett's Discworld to Katherine Arden's take on medieval Russia – will transport you to faraway lands.
Read an extract from Shiang, the second novel in C. F. Iggulden's epic fantasy series, The Empire of Salt trilogy
C. F. Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He has written three previous bestselling historical series and two stand alone novels: Dunstan and The Falcon of Sparta. The Sword Saint is the final novel in his epic fantasy series, Empire of Salt.