The incredible follow-up to Steph Swainston's acclaimed first novel, "The Year of Our War, No Present Like Time" is a superb work of literary fantasy. God is still on vacation, the Emperor still leads the war against the insects, and his cadre of immortals is still quarreling among themselves. But a new land has been discovered, one that holds the secrets of centuries, and one of their own, now exiled, foments rebellion against the Circle. In the brutal battle that follows, Jant Comet will discover that even immortals can fall. . . . Wildly inventive, engaging, and witty, Steph Swainston's trilogy is building to be a landmark of modern imagination.