The Rot's War

Michael John Grist

About this ebook

No world can stand...

Moments after Sen stepped through the revenant arch, an inky darkness flooded out across his world. Over the wreckage of a city broken by revolution it surged, engulfing the grand Grammaton tower, smothering the King's Aigle palace and drowning every last caste in the dark. Sen alone escaped; a young man prophesied to raise the Saint and save his world for good.

But he failed.

Now his world is gone, and his friends are just memories swallowed by the endless dark…

Now those memories haunt him, trapped in a strange white cell with no possible means of escape…

Now a lost figure is watching, a clocksman who claims to be three hundred years old, seeking to fulfil an ancient vow…

And now the Rot is resurgent, its great black mouth spreading wide across both the future and the past, unleashing a terrible hunger that no world can withstand…

The second book in The Ignifer Cycle, a new epic fantasy saga.


About the author

Michael John Grist is a bestselling British/American author, adventurer and teacher. His 9-book ‘Last Mayor’ zombie apocalypse series has sold over 10,000 copies and was optioned for a movie, while his ‘Ignifer Cycle’ epic fantasy series is being produced for audio by major publisher Podium.

For 11 years Michael lived in Tokyo exploring and photographing Japan’s modern ruins, such as abandoned military bases, ghost towns and underground bunkers, gaining millions of hits on this website with his reports, which thriller bestseller Barry Eisler calls, “gorgeous, haunting, stunning.”

In his free time Michael works out in the gym, plays board and videogames, and mentors other authors. He lives in London with his wife, and works as an academic English lecturer at university.

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