LATEST | FEATURES | INTERVIEWS | NEWS | FRIGHTFEST | REVIEWS Nick Setchfield's debut novel, The War in the Dark to be released soon.
By James Whittington, Wednesday 4th July 2018
From SFX's features editor Nick Setchfield comes a dazzlingly, genre-defying debut that fuses together thriller and speculative fantasy with historical fiction to create a page turning adventure that reads like Neil Gaiman creating Indiana Jones.
Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light. When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he's caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it.
Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass...
It's a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark. The War in the Dark is the start of a brand new series, a hyper-visual read that will delight fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Paul Cornell and Susanna Clarke. At SFX Nick Setchfield has been a champion of the greats of genre, in The War in Dark he shows he's set to join them.
The War in the Dark will be released on July 17th thanks to Titan Books.
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