The Hunger of Empires

R.S. Moule

Erland is in flames.

Two kings claim the throne and the war between them lays waste to the country.

Far away, an old enemy scents weakness. The vast empire of Ulvatia desires new lands. Under a ruthless new leader, the empire turns its armies on Erland.

Orsian has lived in hiding since his father Andrick was cut down in battle. On the dark backstreets of Cliffark, surrounded by thieves and pirates, he finds a home. When Erland is threatened, Orsian knows he must fight. Will he protect his new friends or risk returning to his family?

Rymond Prindian wears the crown of West Erland, but his struggle for power is just beginning. The might of the empire will fall on his new kingdom soon. Courtiers whisper and ruthless mercenaries sharpen their knives—and Rymond can show no sign of weakness.

High above, Pherri pushes through wind and snow on the mountain of Eryispek to discover the origins of her magic. There, she learns of another war, far greater than the one being fought on the plains below. Two rival gods, with unimaginable power, have been imprisoned in the mountain for centuries.

And now they are breaking free.

An utterly gripping adventure packed with battles and betrayal, twisting politics and wild magic, The Hunger of Empires continues R.S. Moule’s epic Erland Saga. Guaranteed to keep you reading late into the night, it’s perfect for fans of John Gwynne, Raymond E. Feist and George R.R. Martin.

See why readers love The Hunger of Empires:

“Superb… I put R.S. Moule right up there with Tolkien and George R.R. Martin, in terms of the intricate world building and how gradually different narratives and characters come together in the overall plot… This is the best stuff I’ve read in ages, and I read a lot!

Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“If you thought the first book of the Erland Saga was intense, you better strap yourself down tight because the second one will be like a hurricane bearing down on you… Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin and John Gwynne. The writing, character development, and vivid battles will have you staying up until ungodly AM hours just waiting to see what happens next.”

Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“My favourite fantasy series is A Song of Ice and Fire and although I’ve read some excellent fantasy since, it is hard to find something with the same ingredients, while still feeling original. The Erland Saga… has this same magic recipe and I am incredibly happy I’ve found it. Warring factions, awesome characters, plans put into motion, twists, turns and backstabbing, multiple character POVs coming together, creating explosive moments. And of course, a well thought out world with a great magic system and immersive storytelling.”

Spells and Spaceships ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Political intrigue and manoeuvring, betrayal, assassinations, an interesting magic system, sweeping mountains, warring kingdoms, treacherous landscapes, and a diverse cast of characters with complex motivations… The Erland Saga is a 2023 must-read for fantasy enthusiasts. I can’t wait for the next installment!”

@musings_marginalia_miscellanea ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I had a great time returning to this rich and complex world. Magic, war, betrayals, revenge and political manoeuvrings… The desire to know the outcome will have readers flipping the pages…”

Totally Addicted 2 Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Full of intrigue, betrayal and battles… The pacing doesn’t let up for a minute. I raced through this in no time. Every time I thought I would put the book down there was another twist to make me keep reading.

Sharon Beyond the Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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