NINTH CITY BURNING by J. Patrick Black
$27.00 / 496 pages
Release Date: September 6, 2016
We never saw them coming.
Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight, a universe-altering force known as thelemity. It seemed nothing could stop it—until we discovered we could wield the power too.
Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. The talented few capable of bending thelemity to their will are trained in elite military academies, destined for the front lines. Those who refused to support the war have been exiled to the wilds of a ruined Earth.
But the enemy’s tactics are changing, and Earth’s defenders are about to discover this centuries-old war has only just begun. As a terrible new onslaught looms, heroes will rise from unlikely quarters, and fight back.
“Grabbed my attention from the first page—fresh and un-put-downable. An intriguing cocktail of science fiction, fantasy, and military adventure stirred into something new and satisfying.”
—Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fire Touched
“A finely crafted and original science-fantasy epic full of wonder and spectacle. Highly recommended.”
—Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Waking Fire
“Ninth City Burning is an intense, complex, engrossing story, a tale of multiple lives intersecting…Fans of both fantasy and science-fiction will want to keep an eye out for the next, and the next… “
—Jean Johnson, national bestselling author of The Terrans
J. Patrick Black has worked as a bartender, a small-town lawyer, a homebuilder, and a costumed theme park character, all while living a secret double life as a fiction writer. While fiction is now his profession, he still finds occasion to ply his other trades as well. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he likes to visit the ocean. NINTH CITY BURNING is his first novel. Find out more about J. Patrick Black online at www.jpatrickblack.com