Legend of the Five Rings: The Heart of Iuchiban by Evan Dicken

The Heart of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

The Heart of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

By Evan Dicken

Return to the world of Legend of the Five Rings: Adventures in Rokugan, in this fantasy adventure pitting noble samurai against a forgotten evil corrupting the whole realm

Something is wrong in the Emerald Empire. The emperor is ailing, the court is weak and the Great Clans threaten to escalate their petty squabbling into all-out war. But in the shadows, another threat lurks – sinister Bloodspeaker cults attempt to resurrect the forgotten sorcerer Iuchiban, who possess a power so great it could destroy all of Rokugan. Now seven samurai, one from each of the Great Clans, must put aside their pride, fear, and rivalry to unite and prevent the Bloodspeakers from finding the legendary tomb of Iuchiban, and the hideous treasure locked inside. All that stands in the samurai’s way is their hatred of each other. The road will be long and bloody, but glory waits for them at journey’s end. As does death…

Legend of the Five Rings

The realm of Rokugan: a land of samurai and mystics, mad dragons and divine beings – a land where honor is stronger than steel. The clans have defended and served the Emperor for a thousand years both on the battlefield and in Rokugan’s courts. While conflict and political intrigue divides the clans, the true threat awaits in the darkness of the Shadowlands, behind the vast Kaiu Wall. There, in the twisted wastelands, an evil corruption endlessly seeks the downfall of the empire. The rules of Rokugan’s society are absolute, and the Great Clans must always maintain their honor, lest they lose everything in the pursuit of glory.

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Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Larry Rostant
Genre: Fantasy


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: November 1, 2022
UK On Sale Date: January 19, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081842
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: November 1, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081859


Audiobook coming soon


By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches numbers for all manner of fascinating research at the Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His work has most recently appeared in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, and he has stories forthcoming from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.

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Praise for Evan Dicken

“Imaginative, deftly written and action-packed.”

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, on The Red Hours

 

“Dicken’s writing is clear and imaginative, and there’s lots to enjoy with interesting characters, a vivid setting and an entertaining plot.”

Track of Words, on The Path to Glory

Legend of the Five Rings: The Heart of Iuchiban by Evan Dicken

Global Ebook On Sale: November 1, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: November 1, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: January 19, 2023

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