Tereza Krobotová of Kristin Olson Agency has sold Czech rights in LEGACY OF ASH, the brilliant, highly-praised debut epic fantasy novel by Matthew Ward to  Host after an auction on behalf of Little, Brown Book Group, London.

LEGACY OF ASH has been published in the UK and US by Orbit. The first sequel, LEGACY OF STEEL, will follow in November.


A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives, heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

The Republic faces its darkest hour. Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.


A hugely entertaining debut — John Gwynne

Epic fantasy as it should be; big, bold and very addictive, Starburst

An incredibly impressive piece of fantasy fiction — The Fantasy Inn

Packed with big battles, shadowy intrigue and a large cast of characters, Legacy of Ash is an absorbing debut — James Islington

[An] excellent debut, Weekend Sport

This is the first epic fantasy book I’ve enjoying getting immersed in for ages . . . a great romp in a brilliantly realised setting . . . I have lost sleep, forgotten food and made this the thing I pick up every moment I can get — SFFWorld

A perfect blend of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Bernard Cornwell’s The Last KingdomFanFi Addict

Absolutely incredible action scenes . . . so freaking epic, Fantasy Hive













• May 5th, 2020 • Posted in News