Book 1 of Farlander
"Completely absorbing... I just couldn't put it down." - Glen Cook, Author of the Black Company novels
"Farlander turns out to be something special ... The story grips from the astonishing opening sequence to the unexpected conclusion." - The Times
"A truly exceptional book." - David Drake, author of Legions of Fire
"Col Buchanan's debut novel is gripping... Delightfully undermines expectations." - SFX
"A fast-moving novel that, for all its fantasy elements, explosively addresses the universal questions facing any society. " - L.E. Modesitt, Jr, author of Imager's Intrigue
Stands a Shadow
Book 2 of Farlander
"The novel is nigh-impossible to put down ... even better than the author's debut. Engaging and addictive, Stands a Shadow is one of the best novels I've read this year. " - Civilian Reader
"Like its predecessor, this is fantasy of the highest order - reminiscent of George R.R. Martin. Compelling writing and a pulsing plot. " - Book Geeks
"One of the most refreshing fantasies out there." - SFX
"The story will sneak up on you - yes, like an assassin - and before you realize it, it'll be early in the morning, your eyes will be bloodshot, and tears will be running down your face. I absolutely adored the unconventional hero Ash." - Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble.com
The Black Dream
Book 3 of Farlander
"Digs deeply, drawing from the very marrow of the past ... draws upon the harsh truths that history have taught us to create stories that feel epic in scale. The result is a world in which every person feels believable and real." - Ed Fortune
"I love this series ..." - Civilian Reader
"What sets Buchanan apart from the crowd is his instant readability and writing skill. In his hands, what once seemed ordinary soon becomes a class on its own." - Upcoming4.Me
"The third novel in the fabulous Heart of the World series."Fantasy Reader
Book 4 of Farlander
A time of reckoning has begun. For ten long years the Free Ports have managed to hold their own against the empire of Mann – but now the empire is poised to destroy them.
With the war entering its darkest hours, who will survive?
THE FINAL BOOK IN THE FARLANDER/HOTW SERIES.
COMING FEBUARY 2017
The High Wild
An experimental new SF series
Science Fiction set in the same solar system and time as the Farlander fantasy series.
Secret Rulers of the World. Streaming Intelligences. Aliens. Talking manimals. Eaters of the Light. The Crypto-Nation. Fall Worlds and Wild Worlds. Crowdfunded Resistance. Prison planets. Planet Kracking. Mass surveillance and mind control. Diabolical Folds. Mojo, flying gnostics, and a desperate leap of faith into Space ...
COMING SOON (a work in progress).
Ash was half dead from exposure when they dragged him into the hall of the ice fortress and threw him at the feet of their king, where he landed on the furs with a grunt of surprise, his body shaking and wanting only to curl itself around the feeble heat of its heart ...
Col Buchanan Interview
Your debut novel, Farlander, was recently released in the US; the second in your Heart of the World series - Stands A Shadow - will be published later this year. How would you introduce a new reader to your series and the world in which it is set?
Combining old world technology and weaponry with the relatively modern pistol and gunpowder; Farlander is an amalgamation of historical eras in human history. The Empire of Mann is set on devouring the world. It gorges greedily on those continents already abased; whilst striving ever forward in its insatiable lust for more. The Mannians have, however, hit a snag - Bar-Khos, one of the Free Ports ...
Stands A Shadow Review
Still grieving the death of her son, the Holy Matriarch of Mann has ordered her troops to embark on a mission to the Mercian Free Ports. Riding at the head of her army she plans to finally conquer the city of Bar-Khos, whose walls have kept them at bay for ten long years ...
Although I've written in length over the last decade about how we're in the midst of a glorious Golden Age of paranormal fantasy, the same could be said for epic fantasy. In the last few years, we've been blessed with some extraordinary fantasy sagas that will undoubtedly go down as towering classics - namely ...