"Expertly structured with a keen eye for action and character, The Rage of Dragons
is a captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent."—Anthony Ryan, author of Blood Song
"It may be cliche to say a book was impossible to put down, but well, dang it, this book was impossible to put down!... a rip-roaring good story."
"People ask the last book I couldn't put down, and I tell them The Rage of Dragons
. The tension rises with every page until you fear it will break you in two."—Peter V. Brett, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Warded Man
"Winter's stunning debut fantasy epic is rich in complex characters and a well-wrought world with both European and African influences. ... This impressive series launch holds tremendous promise."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A unique military fantasy....The fast-paced action will have readers eager to follow Tau into the next book of this captivating epic."
—Booklist (starred review)
"A refreshingly brutal and imaginative tale of survival and revenge. Evan Winter's battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces, and Tau's climb from exiled Lesser to legendary warrior is earned in a way few writers could hope to match."
—David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance Series
"The Rage of Dragons
takes the best parts of epic fantasy and sets them in a refreshing and inventive new world, a gripping tale that makes clear the true cost of war and colonialism with one of the most enthralling hero's journeys I've read."—S. A. Chakraborty, author of City of Brass
"Winter's debut will draw strong comparisons to George R.R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson, and the strong African influences and ties create a singular, exciting epic with intriguing characters and culture. Readers will be clamoring for the next installment."
—Library Journal (starred review)
"Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder"
—Micah Yongo, author of Lost Gods
"A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons
takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist."—Anna Stephens, author of Godblind
"Wow. This book hits the ground with stunning action and danger, and it barely lets up as the pages fly by. I loved the African-influence culture, the unique use of dragons and demons, the complex martial and class hierarchy, and it has a magic system unlike anything I've seen before. What a terrific set up for a series!"
—David Anthony Durham, author of The Acacia Trilogy
"Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read."
—James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost"The Rage of Dragons
is an uncompromisingly brutal fantasy in a unique, fascinating world I want to see a lot more of. Fans of Anthony Ryan's Blood Song
will love this."—Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names
"Canada's answer to George R. R. Martin... A vividly drawn, instantly gripping saga."
—Globe and Mail