Lord of a Shattered Land (Chronicles of Hanuvar #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Chronicles of Hanuvar series.


A vast empire's greatest foe. A conquered people's last hope. His name is Hanuvar, and he will set his people free!

When the Dervan Empire came for the city of Volanus its people fought block by block, house by house until most of them fell with sword in hand. Only a thousand or so survived to be led away in chains. The empire looted the city's treasures, set fire to its temples, and sowed its fields with salt. Their victory was complete apart from one small detail: the greatest Volani general had escaped alive. And now, alone against the might of a vast empire, Hanuvar has only an aging sword arm, a lifetime of wisdom, and the greatest military mind in the world, bent upon a single goal. No matter where his people have been taken, from the furthest outpost of the empire to its rotten heart, he will find them. Every last one of them.

And he will set them free.

Praise for Lord of a Shattered Land:

“This wonderful work put me in mind of the stories I read when I was editing the Baen’s Robert E. Howard library.” —David Drake, best-selling author of the Hammer’s Slammers series, Redliners, Vettius and His Friends and the RCN series.

“Howard Andrew Jones is the leading Sword & Sorcery author of the 21st Century . . . His Lord of A Shattered Land is his best work yet, a heroic fantasy retelling of one of the great tales of antiquity, the fall of Carthage and its legendary general Hannibal . . . It's a magnificent achievement, destined to become a modern classic.” —John O’Neill, World Fantasy Award-winning publisher of Black Gate

“The book is a riveting portrait of a hero trying to keep his civilization alive in the wake of a devastating military defeat; it’s a series of ripping yarns that collectively add up to a greater story with a deeper impact than any of its parts; it’s another triumph for Howard Andrew Jones, premier wielder of the new edge in sword-and-sorcery.” —James Enge, World Fantasy Award-nominated author of Blood of Ambrose

Praise for The City of Marble and Blood:

“Not since DON QUIXOTE, encountered in Spanish Lit, have I come across a more engaging episodic novel. Every character is relatable, including the worst. I loved this book.” —Glen Cook, best-selling author of The Black Company series

Praise for Howard Andrew Jones:

“Howard Jones writes not-to-be-missed epic fantasy with immersive world building and the highest stakes for the characters, fighting for personal survival and the survival of their world.” —Martha Wells, Hugo, Nebula and Locus Award-winning author of the Murderbot series

“Howard Andrew Jones is a scholar and a gentleman, a deft multi-genre wordsmith . . . a living link between the right action-adventure narratives of old and the sprawling epic fantasies of today.” —Scott Lynch, author of The Republic of Thieves

“Howard Jones creates engrossing fantasy tales by combining historical authenticity with his thoughtful modern sensibilities and shapes events with his keen understanding of great adventure writers like Harold Lamb, Robert E. Howard, and Leigh Brackett.” —S. Craig Zahler, novelist and writer/director of Bone Tomahawk

Praise for the Ring-Sworn trilogy:

“Jones writes well, his strong prose giving a good sense of setting and able to stir emotions without ever getting itself noticed. . . . but the real strength of the book is simply that it is fun to read.” —Mark Lawrence, author of the Book of the Ancestor series

For the Killing of Kings is a fast, fun swords-and-sorcery tale in the grand style, but updated for a modern reader. Magic, mayhem, betrayal, reversal, sword fights, court intrigue? This book hits all the right notes and has a great time doing it.” —Kelly McCullough, author of the Fallen Blade and WebMage series

“This is exciting storytelling from one of the best and most knowledgeable writers of heroic fantasy around . . . Jones’s prose is skillful and clean, equally adept at creating intimate moments of loss and longing or trumpeting big moments of battle and disaster.” —Black Gate

Praise for The Chronicles of Sword and Sand series:

“A modern iteration of old school storytelling. Highly recommended to anyone in search of a fun run through strange lands and times.” —Glen Cook, author of The Black Company series

“A grand and wonderful adventure filled with exotic magic and colorful places.” —Kevin J. Anderson, NYT best-selling author of The Saga of Seven Suns and the Young Jedi Knights series

“First class New School Sword and Sorcery, and anyone with the remotest interest in Sword and Sorcery would be cheating themselves if they did not avail themselves to try the work of Howard Andrew Jones.” —SF Signal

About the Author

Howard Andrew Jones is the author of the critically acclaimed Ring-Sworn trilogy, and two historical Arabian fantasy novels. He was the driving force behind the rebirth of interest in Harold Lamb’s historical fiction, and assembled and edited eight collections of Lamb’s work for the University of Nebraska Press. He edits the sword-and-sorcery magazine Tales From the Magician’s Skull and served as Managing Editor of Black Gate magazine. He holds a third-degree black belt in Shotokan karate and is studying for his fourth. He lurks at www.howardandrewjones.com, where he blogs about writing craft, gaming, fantasy and adventure fiction, and assorted nerdery.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982192723
ISBN-10: 1982192720
Publisher: Baen
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Chronicles of Hanuvar