“Exceptional writing and great characters.”
– Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
Meet Caltro Basalt. He’s a master thief, a selfish wastrel, and as of his first night in the colossal city of Araxes, stone cold dead.
They call it the City of Countless Souls, the jewel of the Arctian Empire, and all it takes to be its ruler is to own more ghosts than any other. For in Araxes, the dead do not rest in peace in the afterlife, but live on as slaves for the rich.
While Caltro struggles to survive and tries to reclaim his freedom, those around him strive for the emperor’s throne in Araxes’ cutthroat game of power.
The dead gods whisper from corpses about a dark prophecy. A soulstealer seeks to make a name for himself with the help of an ancient cult. A princess plots to purge the emperor from his armoured Sanctuary. And a murderer drags her dead husband across the wyrm-infested deserts, set on reaching Araxes no matter the cost.
One thing is certain in the City of Countless Souls: death is only the beginning.
What Others Are Saying
“There’s serious grounds here for building something spectacular.”
– Emma Davis, Fantasy Book Review
“I enjoyed this book immensely, there rarely ever being a moment when I felt ready to put it down before I finished it.”
– Diogo Capelo, Goodreads Reviewer
“Chasing Graves, with its well paced and tight plot is complex, intricate and rewarding. I can’t wait to put my hands on the sequel.”
– Lukasz P, Goodreads Reviewer
“To say that the concept of Chasing Graves is grimdark would be an understatement… The world building is fantastic and reminiscent of Michael Moorcock’s Elric series.”
– Grimdark Magazine
“Chasing Graves might well be one of the best releases not only for December but for the entirety of 2018.”
“Galley has created a fascinating world that feels rife with stories… its history is rich with detail and there’s so many avenues to be explored.”
– Adam Weller, Fantasy Book Review
“Dark, tense and surprisingly hilarious.”
– Laura M. Hughes, Author of Danse Macabre
“With detailed characters, a twisting plot, and a heavy dose of gory darkness, Ben Galley has once again produced a fantasy you can sink your teeth into.”
– The Grimmedian
“A great first book to a series I sincerely can’t wait to complete.”
– Novel Notions
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