Lenk and his band of fellow mismatched and grumpy adventurers are shipwrecked on an island. An island that is a graveyard for demons and dragonmen alike. An island inhabited by lizard men. An island of secrets that is about to become a battleground.
And back in civilisation Bralston, a very different Librarian, is being sent out to learn exactly what has happened to the Tome of the Undergates and to punish those that have misused magic. And Bralston will uphold the law.
But the Tome will be read and it is calling to those who would read it and open the gates to hell.
Sam Sykes' unique and energetic fantasy has carved out its own place in the fantasy landscape. Critics are arguing about the book but readers have fallen for its dark and twisted charms. This is a key fantasy for the new decade.
Samuel Sykes began writing his debut novel,Tome of the Undergates(the first book in his Aeon's Gate trilogy) when he was seventeen. Since then, he has also writtenBlack Halo,The Skybound Seaand the Bring Down Heaven trilogy that begins withThe City Stained Red.
He currently lives in the US, where he is working on his next novel.