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Ian Irvine

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Ian has written 29 novels, including the internationally bestselling 11-book Three Worlds fantasy sequence: The View from the Mirror Quartet, The Well of Echoes Quartet and The Song of the Tears Trilogy, http://www.ian-irvine.com/threeworlds....

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Ian’s latest book is Justice, Book 3 of a new epic fantasy trilogy The Tainted Realm, published in Australia in September 2013, and coming out in the UK and US in June 2014, http://www.ian-irvine.com/taintedreal.... Read the first chapters here: http://www.ian-irvine.com/rebellion_c...

The first chapters of Book 1, Vengeance, can be found here:
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“Irvine excels in sustaining complex plots with well-rounded characters. Here, he delivers...more


I’m currently working on the long-awaited sequel to THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR, a trilogy which I’ve called THE GATE OF GOOD AND EVIL. The tentative book titles are:


1: The Summonstone


2: The Secret Art


3: The Fatal Gate


Here are the first two chapters of The Summonstone. I’ve taken a small liberty with so called ‘facts’ reported in THE WELL OF ECHOES by an (evidently) unreliable narrator – Karan...

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Rebellion (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 06, 2012 10:17PM
Description: First 3 chapters of Rebellion, Book 2 of The Tainted Realm, , published in Australia by Orbit October 2012 and worldwide by Orbit April 2013. Audiobook available late 2012.
Grim and Grimmer (Children's Books)
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Description: The Fey Queen is stealing the children of Grimmery for her Collection. She bathes in their nightmares to relieve her own, and there is one nightmare she wants most of all - Ike's. Unfortunately, Ike and his friend Mellie are the only ones who can save Grimmery
Geomancer (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 01, 2011 11:53PM
Description: In the clanker manufactory, Tiaan's controllers are failing. The clankers that rely on them for the war are breaking down and soldiers are dying by the score. And if Tiaan doesn't discover how to fix the problem fast, she'll be next ...
Vengeance (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 30, 2011 05:13PM
Description: The initial chapters of Vengeance, Book 1 of The Tainted Realm, published in Australia by Orbit November 2011 and worldwide by Orbit April 2012.

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Justice by Ian Irvine
" I've just done a review of this for Aurealis Xpress. This is the first Ian Irvine book I've read and it certainly cleared up the problems I sometimes have between what constitutes epic fantasy and high fantasy. It is a juggernaut of near death exp... " Read more of this review »
"Thank you for saying so. I'm hoping that with the relaunch and new covers they'll get a new lease of life, which often happens. I enjoyed the first bo...more "
"Thanks for saying so, Lauria. I'm excited too. It's going to be an almighty writing challenge though. "
"Afraid not, Crystal. Maybe next year. "
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‘Lord Rixium?’ The girl sounded desperate. ‘You gotta get up now. The enemy are coming. Coming fast.’
Rix’s right wrist throbbed abominably, and so did the back of his..." Read more of this chapter »
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“My name is Llian. I've come to save you."
Said to Karan just before Llian falls flat on his face in front of her.”
Ian Irvine, A Shadow on the Glass

“Xervish Flydd, to Nish. 'You took your bloody time, Nish. I expected you nine years ago.”
Ian Irvine, The Fate of the Fallen

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“My name is Llian. I've come to save you."
Said to Karan just before Llian falls flat on his face in front of her.”
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“Xervish Flydd, to Nish. 'You took your bloody time, Nish. I expected you nine years ago.”
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