If you're missing Game of Thrones, discover your new favourite fantasy series in The Empire of Salt . . .
The city of Darien lies at the heart of a dying empire.
Twelve families race for a throne soon to be made vacant - by murder or civil war. Into this fevered, hungry city come six strangers:
An orphan and an old swordsman.
A hunter and a pitiless killer.
A young thief and a cynical chancer.
As the sun sinks the city will know no slumber. For long dormant passions have awoken. Fortunes will be won and lost. Lives will be staked and claimed.
And a story long waiting to be told will catch fire in the telling . . .
Darien is the first book in the Empire of Salt, THE epic fantasy series of spellbinding imagination.
What readers think . . .
'Enough machinations, conspiracies and controversies to rival Game of Thrones' *****
'One of the best fantasy novels I've read' *****
'I'm a huge fan of Iggulden, but this takes it to another level' *****
'A must-read and a very welcome addition to the genre' *****
A master storyteller
Iggulden is in a class of his own
One of our finest historical novelists
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