*Author's first fantasy novel, Beyond Redemption, landed on multiple year end "Best of the Year" lists and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. *Grimdark fantasy novel that fits within that genre. Grimdark has dedicated fans who are looking for grittier reads than the standard fantasy novel *Contextual comps include: current best-selling fantasy authors like Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns), Joe Abercrombie (The Blade Itself, Half a King), Anthony Ryan (Blood Song), and Peter V. Brett (The Warded Man)
Michael R. Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author who lives with his wife and daughter in the endless, soulless, suburban sprawl north of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of, 88, a cyberpunk tale about harvesting children for their brains, and Beyond Redemption, a work of dark fantasy and rampant delusion. Swarm and Steel is his third novel.