By John Hornor Jacobs
Sequel to the critically acclaimed THE INCORRUPTIBLES - new lands, new wars, new dangers.
The world is on the brink of war.
Fisk and Shoe - mercenaries, very much not wanting to get caught in the middle of a political whirlwind - must deliver a very important message, and find a very dangerous man. They have caught the eye of the powerful men of the world, and now the stakes are higher than they like.
And the Emperor has decreed that Livia Cornelius, pregnant with Fisk's child, must travel to the far lands of the Autumn Lords on a diplomatic mission. It will mean crossing half the world, and facing new dangers. And in the end, she will uncover the shocking truth at the heart of the Autumn Lords' Empire.
A truth which will make the petty politics of war and peace unimportant, and will change the world.
John Hornor Jacobs is the author of SOUTHERN GODS, short-listed for the BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL, THIS DARK EARTH, from Simon & Schuster, and The Twelve-Fingered Boy series of young adult novels from Carolrhoda Labs. He lives with his family in the South of America, where he is also a musician and graphic artist. Visit him at www.johnhornorjacobs.com.
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17 Sep 2015
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One of the most compelling things about the fantasy genre is the sense that it gives of other realities existing a mere hair's breadth from our own...Foreign Devils is an especially adept example of this — Daily Mail
'One part ancient Rome, two parts wild west, one part Faust. A pinch of Tolkien, of Lovecraft, of Dante. This is strange alchemy, a recipe I've never seen before. I wish more books were as fresh and brave as this' — Patrick Rothfuss, Gollancz
'It's here that The Incorruptibles gets good. Great, I'd go so far as to say. Now that the stakes have been made plain, our heroes' real responsibilities revealed, and the overarching conflict at least alluded to, Jacobs' novel properly kicks off. What follows is grim and gripping, surprising and exciting, tense and tremendously well-told, too.' — Niall Alexcander, Tor.com
"One of the most compelling things about the fantasy genre is the sense it gives of other realities existing a mere hair's breadth from our own...Foreign Devils is an especially adept example of this... brutal, beautiful tale." — The Daily Mail
Picking up where 'The Incorruptibles' left off, 'Foreign Devils' is a fast paced ride through a rough and dangerous world...'Foreign Devils' is one hell of a ride - pun fully intended - and I can't wait to see where Jacobs takes us next. — Forbidden Planet International
For all of Foreign Devils' magic, mystery and monsters, it's a novel about people, and how they react to forces beyond their control and the machinations of those in power... and it's precisely this personal perspective that keeps the book endlessly captivating. — Starburst Magazine
John Hornor Jacobs has build an amazingly rich world with both lovable and hateable characters that is just downright awesome. — The Book Plank