The Tattered Banner

Cover Front Page Large‘The Tattered Banner’ is the debut novel by fantasy author Duncan M. Hamilton. Now available in paperback and for Kindle from Amazon; USUK, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

The Tattered Banner was placed 8th on Buzzfeed’s 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013.

Unique talent always attracts attention…

In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams.

Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief.

Opportunity is not always what it seems however, and gifts rarely come without conditions. Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams, but also his life.

Read the excerpt here.

What Reviewers have said about The Tattered Banner:

‘Sometimes you just need a good sword fight. Or a ton of sword fights. In the vein of last year’s Blood Song, Hamilton’s The Tattered Banner takes the “poor boy made good” arc and turns it into something more than the sum of its parts.’ –BuzzFeed’s ’12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year 2013′
‘…an enjoyable read that fantasy lovers and those who enjoy reading adventures will most likely want to read again.’ — Readful Things
‘A reader looking for a good, fast-paced fantasy story should definitely pick this up, as well as anyone that reads urban fantasy that may be looking to stick their foot into more traditional fantasy novels.’ — Reading Realms
‘I really enjoyed this book and found it seductively easy to keep turning the pages – that just-one-more-chapter syndrome.’ — Fantasy Review Barn