Revolution sparks an inferno.


Locklands, the final book in the Founders trilogy. June 21, 2022.

Shorefall is now available in paperback!

And don't miss where it all began: Foundryside.

A few years ago, Sancia Grado would’ve happily watched Tevanne burn. Now, she’s hoping to transform her city into something new. Something better. Together with allies Orso, Gregor, and Berenice, she’s about to strike a deadly blow against Tevanne’s cruel robber-baron rulers and wrest power from their hands for the first time in decades.

But then comes a terrifying warning: Crasedes Magnus himself, the first of the legendary hierophants, is about to be reborn. And if he returns, Tevanne will be just the first place to feel his wrath.

Thousands of years ago, Crasedes was an ordinary man who did the impossible: Using the magic of scriving—the art of imbuing objects with sentience—he convinced reality that he was something more than human. Wielding powers beyond comprehension, he strode the world like a god for centuries, meting out justice and razing empires single-handedly, cleansing the world through fire and destruction—and even defeating death itself.

Like it or not, it’s up to Sancia to stop him. But to have a chance in the battle to come, she’ll have to call upon a god of her own—and unlock the door to a scriving technology that could change what it means to be human. And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same.

The awe-inspiring second installment of the Founders Trilogy, Shorefall returns us to the world Robert Jackson Bennett created in his acclaimed Foundryside . . . and forges it anew.

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The Elevator Pitch

Robert Jackson Bennett describes his CITY OF BLADES to unsuspecting victims at NYC Comic Con 2015.

Every once in a while I read a book that's so well done, I find myself wanting to punch the author in the face out of pure envy. Congratulations Bennett, you just made the face-punching list!"

Jim C. Hines, Hugo Award winning author of Libriomance

Dazzling, sophisticated and thoroughly modern... Imagine China Mieville and George R. R. Martin stuck in an elevator, with only a laptop to keep them company, and you’re almost there. Robert Jackson Bennett is a name to remember and a talent to behold.”

G. Brown, Nerds of a Feather

Every five to ten years, a novel will come along in the fantasy genre that remixes what came before in a powerful resonant fashion... watershed novels that evoke a perfect symmetry of resonance and freshness... City of Stairs is one such novel.”

Rob H. Bedford,

Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience. This is the book that will earn it for him. A story that draws you in, brilliant world building, and oh my God, Sigrud. You guys are going to love Sigrud."

Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows

Absolutely blew me away. Bennett's writing is so impressively transportive that you're nearly sure one day you'll wake up in Bulikov...It boils down to just read this book. Robert Jackson Bennett is genre fiction's best kept secret. He's a secret that needs to be shared.”

Andrea Johnson, Little Red Reviewer