Aidan Harte’s fantasy novels Irenicon and The Warring States are published by Jo Fletcher Books, an imprint of Quercus.
Spira Mirabilis, the conclusion of the trilogy, will be out in 2014.
‘The book is a fountain of gorgeous detail, festooned with enriching codices and enlightening, subtly subsumed exposition … Readers who know a good fantasy and do not feel themselves intimidated by one in which our hero is not ‘Dragonborn’, will enjoy Irenicon immensely.’ Sci-Fi Now
‘An excellent piece of world-building by someone with a real feel for renaissance Italy… To sum up, Harte is a brilliant new voice in historical fantasy, and this is quite simply the best piece of fantasy that I have read so far this year.’ Lawrence Osborne, Interzone
‘A fantasy set in an alternate castlepunk medieval Italy, Aidan Harte’s Irenicon has a killer change point….If there were stars for world-building Irenicon would be a five plus, no question.’ Jon Courtnay Grimwold, SFX