Book 1

The Kingdom of Liars

by Nick Martell

Published 5 May 2020
Michael was branded a traitor and his family exiled from courtly life after his father, David Kingman, murdered the king's nine-year-old son.

Now he survives by conning, cheating and duelling minor royals in a weak attempt to strike back at the world that abandoned him and his family, sure all the while that his father must be innocent . . . and aware that some powerful secret lurks in the hot white emptiness of his mind.

So when the opportunity arrives to return to court, via the most dangerous of the King's royal council, Michael takes it, hoping for clues to unlock his hidden past. Instead, he's going to find a royal family spiralling into a self-serving dictatorship, as beyond the walls gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia.

But if he can find his way to the truth, he could completely reverse the injustices which rule the Hollows . . . if Michael and his family can survive long enough to see it . . .

Book 2

The Two-Faced Queen

by Nick Martell

Published 23 March 2021

The Hollows is gripped in unrest and on the brink of civil war as an insurgency of anarchists rise, and brother and sister vie for the throne in the second novel in the critically hailed Legacy of the Mercenary King series which Brandon Sanderson called “excellent.”

Michael Kingman thought he was going to die by the executioner’s axe, forever labeled as a traitor. Still alive, and under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary company, Michael and his family and friends are deeply involved in the seemingly rival conspiracies that are tearing The Hollows apart. With the death of the King, both the Corrupt Prince and his sister Serena are vying for the throne, while the Rebel Emperor is spreading lies amongst the people, and all of them want Michael dead. This is a story of betrayal, murder, and rebellion, and in this direct sequel to the debut novel The Kingdom of Liars, also some hope for justice.

For readers who love the intrigue and widening scope of epic fantasy like Sanderson’s Mistborn and Week’s The Black Prism, you will find your next must-read fantasy series.


Book 3

The Voyage of the Forgotten

by Nick Martell

Published November 2022

For readers who love the intrigue and widening scope of epic fantasy like Sanderson's Mistborn and Week's The Black Prism, this is your next must-read fantasy series.

Praise for Nick Martell's Legacy of the Mercenary King series

'Simply put, this series is a masterclass in grand-scale storytelling. The future of epic fantasy is here' Kirkus, Starred Review

'The secrets, lies, betrayals (including of himself) all make for a read that is one to pay attention to' Tor.com

'Nick Martell is well on his way to becoming a huge talent in the world of fantasy fiction' The BiblioSanctum

'As the second book in a series, The Two-Faced Queen heeds the call admirably, the story is advanced, tension is raised. Martell's storytelling skills are of a very high calibre' SFFWorld

"Now, this is how you write a sequel. There's some truly satisfying and explosive moments in this book, including one that actually saw my jaw dropping open in shock' Jeremy Szal, author of Stormblood

'An excellent fantasy debut, with engaging worldbuilding and a good mix between action and character. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and look forward to following Nick's sure-to-be lengthy writing career' Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Stormlight Archive series

'A symphony of loyalty, greed, family, and betrayal set in an innovative culture!' Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter