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City of Ruin (Legends of the Red Sun 2) by Mark Charan Newton
Tor Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780230712591
Date: 04 June 2010 List Price £16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Mark Charan Newton's début fantasy Nights of Villjamur was one of the picks of last year's fantasy releases from Tor UK and is shortly to be published in the US by Bantam Spectra. Here in Blighty, book two in the Legends of the Red Sun series, City of Ruin is now available as a smart hard cover published by Tor UK.

" Villiren: a city of sin that is being torn apart from the inside. Hybrid creatures shamble through shadows and barely human gangs fight turf wars for control of the streets.

Amidst this chaos, Commander Brynd Lathraea, commander of the Night Guard, must plan the defence of Viliren against a race that has broken through from some other realm and already slaughtered hundreds of thousands of the Empire's people.

When a Night Guard soldier goes missing, Brynd requests help from the recently arrived Inqusitor Jeryd. He discovers this is not the only disapearance the streets of Villiren. It seems that a serial killer of the most horrific kind is on the loose, taking hundreds of people from their own homes. A killer that cannot possibly be human.

The entire population of Villiren must unite to face an impossible surge of violent and unnatural enemies or the city will fall. But how can anyone save a city that is already a ruin? "

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