“Helen Lowe’s Wall of Night series has the potential to become a classic, right up there with the likes of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire . . . . Anyone who loves to read fantastic fiction from a true talent should read this series.” — SF Site
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Now available in the US (and ANZ from Orbit): the second book in Helen Lowe’s The Wall of Night series. We love this series for its big, ambitious storytelling, effortless prose, and enormous cast of characters — and though technically The Gathering of the Lost is the second in the series, we think you could jump into it here and not be unduly confused.
And SF Site isn’t Helen’s only fan:
“Helen Lowe writes wonderful stories, yes, but her work also speaks with lyricism to deeper questions of how we treat each other. With lovely prose that brings vivid life to her characters, she creates a universe with people we care about. This is an author with a gift for fantasy.” — Nebula Award-winning author Catherine Asaro
“Helen Lowe’s writing moves from strength to strength. Powerful story lines, memorable characters and a vividly imagined world make The Gathering of the Lost a strong follow-up to The Heir of Night.” –Juliet Marillier
“The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe is a richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties, set in a well realized world.” — Robin Hobb
“Lowe’s first novel, a series opener, calls to mind the inchoate evil of Barbara Hambly’s classic Darwath Trilogy and reinvigorates the epic fantasy with appealing characters and a richly detailed world.” — Library Journal
“Lowe is…adept at evoking atmosphere, and one of the strongest images in the book is of the brooding stone keep, new construction encircling the old and cursed, guarding a great rift between worlds. Lowe manages to make the place feel close and massive, hunched against the weight of torchlit centuries. In addition, I liked her psychically linked Heralds, and the Earl and his daughter’s prickly relationship–it seemed to me just right as a portrayal of a family that feels great duty to one another while barely knowing each other.” — Realms of Fantasy