Richard Swan is a Sunday Times-bestselling fantasy and science fiction author. Prior to 2018 he published a number of space opera novels including the trilogy The Art of War. 2022 saw his traditionally published debut The Justice of Kings, epic fantasy with a legal twist and the first in the Empire of the Wolf trilogy. […]
Every week, we are highlighting a panel from TBRCon2023, looking back on the amazing variety of panels that we had the honor of hosting.
This week, join moderator/author Dan Fitzgerald and authors Chelsea Abdullah, Richard Swan, Christian “Miles” Cameron, J.S. Dewes and Brian Naslund for a TBRCon2023 author panel on “Plotting, Pantsing & Approaches to Writing.”
A magnificent follow up to the Justice of Kings, the Tyranny of Faith by Richard Swan expands on the worldbuilding and delivers an epic return to the world of Sir Konrad Vonvalt.
Here are my (Harry’s) favourite reads of 2022! Come check them out!
The Justice of Kings, the first in a new epic fantasy trilogy, follows the tale of Sir Konrad Vonvalt, an Emperor’s Justice – a detective, judge and executioner all in one. As he unravels a web of secrets and lies, Vonvalt discovers a plot that might destroy his order once and for all – and […]
Join David as he chats with author Richard Swan about his debut fantasy novel ‘The Justice of Kings (Empire of the Wolf #1), which hits stores on February 22, 2022.
A compelling Sherlock Holmes style fantasy novel with a realistic magic system.
The Justice of Kings is a triumph, a marvel that has placed courtrooms and wordplay as epic a battle as legions of men versus beasts ever were; with intrigue laced into every word of Helena’s tell-all tale of justice, and the lengths a single man will go to mete it out, the Justice of Kings is a tale above them all? When I say I enjoyed this book, it is the biggest understatement I’ve made this year.
The Justice of Kings is the debut fantasy novel by Richard Swan and is a riveting mystery and political powerhouse of a book. I was given a pre-release copy of this to review from Orbit and it immediately shot up my TBR. I’m not quite sure what brought it to the top of my list, but boy was I glad read it. Now I have three months to talk about how good it is before it comes out!
I went in knowing very little about the story, only vaguely remembering the synopsis. And I was genuinely surprised along the way about the story and its scope.
The book follows the story of Konrad Vonvalt, an enforcer of the Empire’s laws, and his dispensing of Justice across the unruly nation. His protégé, Helena, is our main POV and the story is written by her far into the future. The style of writing is very similar to Farseer, an absolute favorite of mine, so that was a treat. Because of this style, we get plenty of ominous foreshadowing about the future of this world and its’ Empire.