The Year of Our War

The Year of Our War

Steph Swainston

Synopsis of The Year of Our War

Jant is the Messenger, one of The Circle, a cadre of 50 immortals who serve the Emperor, and the only who can fly. The Emperor seeks to protect mankind from the hordes of giant insects who have plagued the land for centuries. But he must also contend with the rivalries of his chosen immortals.

Reviews of The Year of Our War


It's worth a read certainly, but I feel it won't be until the next couple of Books that we see the Author emerge as the fantasy writer she could be. -- Tomas L. Martin, SFCrowsnest

The Year of Our War is the first Book that makes you believe New Weird actually is a movement, rather than a bunch of Books China Mi...ville likes. -- Martin Lewis, SF Site

'The Year of Our War' is so strange, it easily resonates for readers stuck in an all-too-familiar reality. -- Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column Book Reviews and Commentary

I...m undecided whether, as her publisher told me when he sent me the Book, The Year of Our War is the most important debut fantasy novel of the past ten years, but it most certainly is up there in the top five. -- Ariel, The Alien Online

The confusions of the first half of the Book are a coughing of the throat of a storyteller being born in difficult but enthralling times. -- John Clute,

The Book, then, has a rare combination of the grim, the bizarre and the hilarious. And somehow it all works. -- Cheryl Morgan, Emerald City

I was completely unsure whether I liked this Book up until about two-thirds of the way through when suddenly, as though a had fog lifted, things began to fit together and I started to enjoy it. -- Stuart Carter, Not To Be Confused With The Truth

The Year of Our War must rate as the debut of the year and promises so much more in the future. -- Iain Emsley, SFRevu