Fine condition.Michael Joseph,2017.First UK edition-first printing (1). The book is Signed by the Author on a bookplate inside the title page.Black hardback (silver lettering to the spine) with protected Dj (small nick and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in fine condition. The book is new.340pp. A collectable signed first edition. This is another paragraph Book Description: The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter, Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home, Arthur, a boy who cannot speak, Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler, Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt - and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all. As the sun sets, their arrival inside the walls will spark a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made - and lost - in Darien. Welcome to the Empire of Salt, where sword and sorcery is at its finest . . .