The Tower of Living and Dying

A powerhouse story of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The Tower of Living and Dying is a continuation of Anna Smith Spark’s brilliant Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives.


Marith has been a sellsword, a prince, a murderer, a demon, and dead. But something keeps bringing him back to life, and now there is nothing stopping him from taking back the throne that is rightfully his.

Thalia, the former high priestess, remains Marith’s only tenuous grasp to whatever goodness he has left. His left hand and his last source of light, Thalia still believes that the power that lies within him can be used for better ends. But as more forces gather beneath Marith’s banner, she can feel her influence slipping.

‘Sharper, weirder and bloodier […] unique, brilliant, and quite unsettling.’

‘Raw, visceral […] an excellent novel by an excellent author in an excellent series.’
The Fantasy Inn

‘Marked by intense, action-packed battle scenes, this grim dark epic fantasy is the escape you need right now.’
Kirkus Review