BURY ME WHERE THEY FALL by Jonathan Watts
12.7 x 20.3cm, 248 pages, softcover. 2019
Experience the journey of a young heroine through a wilderness of murder and myth...Young rebel warrior Amiel begins a deadly mission into uncharted forest lands. Her town is under threat by a mysterious warlord known only as Decius, who lurks among the trees. Soon he plans to march forth with his army, leaving only death and destruction. To save her homeland, Amiel must find and destroy Decius–even if it means sacrificing her life in the process. But, as she journeys further from civilisation, Amiel’s reality begins to shift. Myths of strange saints and powerful warriors that use forgotten techniques slowly become reality. In the dirt and shadows of the forest, familiar figures are twisted, with even holy men harbouring a rage in their hearts. Will Amiel’s mission be victorious? Can she triumph over the evil Decius and save her homeland? She has to believe it will be so...
About the author: Jonathan Watts, who grew up in North Yorkshire, was fascinated by mythology from a very early age, which led to him studying Classics at Newcastle University. As an avid reader, at the age of 13, Jonathan picked up his first David Gemmell novel in an airport while travelling to New York. The characters, action and emotion all resonated with Jonathan in a way that no previous author had, and from then on it became his dream to be a published novelist. Over fifteen intensive years of work followed, and led to success with Bury Me Where They Fall – a dark, surreal book marrying his interest in folklore and mythology into a nightmarish “Apocalypse Now”-inspired narrative. Jonathan currently resides in Bristol, where he spends his time working as a copywriter, and reading about and watching every live band he can manage. Readership: Bury Me Where They Fall is ideal for avid teenage readers of dark fantasy. Furthermore, its unique place within the genre, with a female lead and a mysterious anti-hero that breaks the conventions of prophecy and mythology, makes it a bold, distinct and very modern choice of fantasy novel.