The Godblind trilogy is now available to buy or borrow in English. There are also some translations, notably the whole trilogy is out in German, the first two in Dutch, and Godblind in French.
The Stone Knife, book one of Songs of the Drowned, is now also out in English and available in various formats, including audio and ebook, worldwide.
OK, but why should I buy your books?
The Godblind trilogy is gritty, epic and dark, but never loses sight of the human relationships at the heart of the chaos. Gods and people do battle for the soul of Rilpor and its inhabitants while Dom Templeson, warrior and prophet, faces a much larger challenge – he is the key to Rilpor’s downfall or survival, and in him, the gods take a particular – and messy – interest.
Surrounding Dom are warriors, escaped slaves, priests and soldiers, who all must come together to stand against the Mireces and their allies. Each has a role to play, some more vital than others – Crys, a soldier and an officer and a man who isn’t all he seems; Mace, a general who may have to take up the mantle of king; Tara, a professional soldier making her way in a traditionally male world; and Rillirin, a woman who, upon finding herself, becomes key to it all.
As for the Mireces, led by King Corvus and the Blessed One, Lanta, they’re doing the glorious and bloody will of their gods, and will not be stopped. Epic battles and quiet assassinations, human sacrifice and unholy communion, political manoeuvring and religious extremism – whatever cost victory demands, they’re willing to pay the price.
And they don’t just want Rilpor; they want the souls of its inhabitants, dedicated to Blood, their feet upon the Path. And once Rilpor falls, so too will its neighbours, Listre and Krike. What the Mireces want – what their gods demand – is nothing less than total subjugation.
Godblind was Goldsboro Books’s June Book of the Month (2017), meaning they did a sprayed edges limited, signed first edition of 750 copies and it got its own window display!
“Has all the signs of being a sensational series”—5/5, SFX magazine
“If you’re a fan of the likes of Joe Abercrombie or George R.R. Martin, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Anna Stephens has joined this august pantheon of lovingly horrible and deliciously dark writers”—10/10, Starburst magazine
“Nobody does swordfights quite like Anna Stephens. We salute her with a bloody gauntlet”—The Mail
Finally, if you would like a signed/dedicated book plate to stick inside and copies of the books, please send me your address via my Get in Touch page, and I’ll send you one out for free.