The British Fantasy Society describe this as "an excellent tale which describes, excites and pulls the reader all the way through to the final denouement". Black Gate Magazine have called it "truly compelling". But what is The Seventh Colour? The last dragon has been killed. A mighty victory has been won. The boy king Bereland is enthroned in triumph even as the elves finally make their last journey into the west. This is how the story ends... isn't it?
After the ceremony and celebrations, after the magic has drained from the world, what remains for those left behind? A thousand years and more have passed and the days of glory and valour have disappeared into ancient history. But in a world still shaped by the absence of the elves and their magic, mysterious symbols are appearing signalling the start of something new.
The Seventh Colour is a modern fantasy epic, a story which Black Gate magazine's review describes as "a heist story, with conspiracies and betrayals and unreliable narrators telling just enough to keep the reader guessing at the next revelation, at what's true and what's not". The story draws inspiration from sources as diverse as JRR Tolkein, John le Carre and Georgette Heyer, but fuses them to create a truly original world and a story which is rich with modern resonances. If you have ever wondered what happened next after a fantasy series has ended, this is a must read.
Will Davidson is a writer. He is (give or take a month or two) the same age as a certain movie set a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, but has not to his knowledge been re-released in a special edition. Will grew up in various exotic locales, including Earthsea, Middle Earth, Pern, the Discworld and (when he absolutely couldn't avoid it) England. He contemplates the descent into middle-age with the loving support of two adorable sons who take (in all their good qualities at least) after their equally supportive mother.