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Mike Wild

Mike Wild is much older than he has a right to be, considering the kebabs, the booze and the fags. Maybe it’s because he still thinks he’s 15. Apart from dabbling occasionally in publishing and editing, he’s been a freelance writer for ever, clawing his way up to his current dizzy heights by way of work as diverse as Doctor Who, Masters of the Universe, Starblazer, ’Allo ’Allo! and – erm – My Little Pony. Counting one Teen Romance, one ABC Warriors and two Caballistics Inc, Mike has written nine novels. However, only his beloved wife and tuna-scoffing cat give him the recognition he deserves.

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Engines of the Apocalypse

Released 14 April 2010

By Mike Wild

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"THE SENTENCE IS DEATH..."

Giant dwarven sirens rise from the ground and, all across Twilight, magic stops. Blamed for the emergence of these machines, Kali Hooper faces execution until a mysterious stranger offers her a deal. In order to keep her life, Kali is to help find the tyrannical head of the Final Faith, Katherine Makennon, who had been abducted by the Pale Lord. Kali joins old enemies and unexpected allies in an epic quest that pits her against the dark machinations of the Pale Lord and reveals secrets not even she could have guessed at!

A Kali Hooper Adventure.

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The Children of the Pantheon

Released 11 October 2012

By Mike Wild

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IT ALL ENDS HERE!

Kali Hooper knows how to save her world. She must unite the ‘Four’ and the magic they carry with the old Race artefact known as guardian Starlight. But there’s a problem – Kali’s dying, stripped of her essence by Querilous Fitch, who plans to use it and the artefact for his own terrible ends. In the heavens, meanwhile, the final battle between Kerberos and the Hel’ss, and beneath their glow, Twilight goes insane.

Gabriella DeZantez, Silus Morlader and Lucius Kane join Kali on a final, explosive journey from the ruins of Scholten to the mysterious Congress of Ether, to the shores of an island of diamond and into the haunted void of the Expanse. Armies will clash. Churches will fall. Men and gods will die.

TWILIGHT of KERBEROS: THE FINAL ADVENTURE

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The Clockwork King of Orl

Released 14 August 2008

By Mike Wild

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There's a whole world out there and it isn't ours!

The words of her mentor inspire Kali Hooper to explore the lost places of Twilight, unearth the secrets of its past and discover the fate of the vanished Old Races. But when an unexpected encounter in the deadly Spiral of Kos brings Kali head to head with Twilight's all-consuming Final Faith, she finds herself in a race for the keys to the Old Races' most terrifying secret yet - the mysterious construct known as the Clockwork King of Orl. Everything Kali knows is about to change. She'll lose old friends, gain new ones, learn a devastating secret about herself, and come face to face with a threat she must stop at any cost. Because while the Final Faith believe what they are about to unleash is their true destiny, Kali knows it is not only their future but the whole of Twilight's that hangs in the balance. She has seen the fires, the deaths. She has heard the marching. The marching that heralds a sea of blood...

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The Crucible of the Dragon God

Released 15 June 2009

By Mike Wild

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Hordes of a deadly and unknown species of predator swarm across Twilight, killing and destroying everything in their path. Where have they come from? Is there a connection with the Final Faith airship in the Drakengrat Mountains? What was ‘the mistake’? Exactly what are the k’nid – and how can they be stopped?

New questions for Kali Hooper and her friends to answer – but doing so will prove far from easy. From a labyrinthine dwarven deathtrap to a besieged and battle-torn city, a haunted ancient limbo at the end of time and the aquatic lair of a vast serpent, Kali must battle her way to a place in the clouds that legend calls the Crucible of the Dragon God. There she must confront the past itself, for the Crucible holds a secret kept even from the Old Races – a secret so staggering that Kali is about to discover the true reason her world is called Twilight…

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The Trials of Trass Kathra

Released 15 February 2011

By Mike Wild

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One year after Kali Hooper defeated the Pale Lord, Bastion Redigor lives on in the body of Jakub Freel. The mysterious entity known as the Hel’ss, meanwhile, moves closer to Twilight, welcomed as the herald of their ascension by the Final Faith. Only Kali and her friends know the deadly reality of what this will bring, but they have been declared outlaws, hunted by the Order of The Swords of Dawn. So begins Kali’s penultimate adventure, a quest far beyond the Stormwall to the mystical Trass Kathra, the Island of the Lost. Here she will suffer the trials of the Four to discover the true nature of Twilight’s gods and her own shocking origin in the chaotic depths of the Thunderflux. Kali Hooper is dead, and this is the beginning of the end...

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Thief of the Ancients

Released 11 March 2014

By Mike Wild

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The world of Twilight turns in the darkness, illuminated by the ethereal glow of the god-planet, Kerberos. This is a world of heroes and monsters, in which four unique individuals will stand against the end of everything. One of these is Kali Hooper, archaeologist and adventurer, exploring the lost places of the world and uncovering the mysteries and artefacts left behind by lost people in ancient days. Battling the forces of the sinister, oppressive Final Faith – stopping only occasionally for a pint at the Here There Be Flagons – Kali will unearth the secrets of Twilight’s past and discover the fates of the vanished Old Races. And, perhaps, she will reveal the truth of her own beginnings...

This omnibus collects the books The Clockwork King of Orl, The Crucible of the Dragon God, Engines of the Apocalypse and The Trials of Trass Kathra.