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K M Ashman
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6 Mar 2012
Bastion. A solitary fortress isolated in an endless sea. A city of secrets where the ruling elite dominate with an iron fist and ambition ends at the city walls. For most of the time the city is surrounded by water but one day a month when the moon is at its highest, the water recedes and uncovers the causeways linking the city to the outer towers. This is Moon-day, the time when the trades bring their specialities to market and the whole Citadel enjoys the celebrations the festival brings. So when the city's stargazer predicts the water level will drop even further, nobody takes any notice. Soon though, the predictions are proved correct and as the sea falls it reveals secrets that have never been known before. Secrets that are at first exciting, then disturbing and ultimately...terrifying!

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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: (6 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781761191
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781761199
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 15 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,251,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ideas .... 11 Jan 2012
By jk
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I am a big Wilbur Smith / Simon Scarrow fan - but I have read them all ! I wanted a shortish boook to test out my Kindle as I had not read a book on a Kindle before. Did not know of this author at all but the reviews sounded as if it was worth a punt - and it was. Some quite unexpected and different ideas which I really liked. Made a change from all those "ancient relic buried under the Vatican" stories with earth shattering outcomes that never are. I think my critism would be that the ideas were better than the story telling. Quite a few of the key characters seemed under developed and some scenes were flashed through quickly without hitting that high spot where you almost think you are there. When Wilbur Smith describes an African scene and Leo the Lion stalking through the long grass you can almost feel him watching you. ( well I can ) Mr Ashman did not quite lure me into visualising some of his scenes - but maybe that was because I was on strange ground with the Kindle. My plan is to get a paper copy of one of his other books and see if that feels different. There was certainly enough in The Last Citadel to make me try one of his other books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it! 10 Sep 2012
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I enjoyed this book - and I am not a great reader of dystopian/futurist/imaginary world books. Ken Ashman creates a believable environment and characters you engage with. More important is the pitiless unraveling of the plot: horror that is revealed artfully. I particularly enjoyed the way the narrative is placed in a setting that is credible, eerie, and with just enough fingertip contact with a world that we recognise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read 14 Jun 2013
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An interesting story, a good concept. Worth a look at if you like a fantasy book the doesn't go on and on over a couple of thousand pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 17 Mar 2013
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Great book, kept me hooked. Hope he writes a sequel. Very good value. Would definitely recommend this to anyone. Will be looking at other books by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An unusual tale about a weird society 14 Feb 2013
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The scenario of this book is very unusual. It is based on a flooded world with a city of towers and a nothing else, or so it seems. Then the tide starts to drop and events change for the people forever. A good read. I do not wish to write more as it would give to much of the plot away.

I have read several of the authors other books so was not expecting this type of story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 25 Jan 2013
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A great book - well written, few typos, imaginative story & lots of twists & turns. Really enjoyed it, although it's not my usual type of book I'm glad I downloaded it. Will seek out more by this author. Would recommend to anyone, I don't think you have to be a fan of any particular genre as it crosses a lot of different styles, - it's almost a sci-fi historical CTM with a bit of horror & a love story all at the same time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ! 1 Jan 2013
By Sali
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This novel, like all of K M Ashman, is a really good read! The story zips along easily enough but is packed with so much information, it really is difficult to put down! Where does he get his ideas?! Really good read!

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5.0 out of 5 stars mikejuly1966 8 Nov 2012
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nearly finished and enjoying very much ! found the auther in recommended for you, glad i did! more please how about a trilogy?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I was there living in the story, when I realised it was 2am and I had...
Amazing, I was gripped from the first page. Mr. Ashman has a wonderful way with words adding to the incredible story, If this was ever made into a film, it would be up there with... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sandra A
4.0 out of 5 stars Not being sarky
The Last Citadel is a well told city with a dark secret story which could do with a slight rewrite to make some of the dialogue less inconsistent with the setting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by R. S. Loch
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating , shocking world
The Last Citadel is not quite the kind of book I would normally read but as my maiden name is Ashman, I was curious to see what it was like. I wasn't disapointed! Read more
Published 19 months ago by catfreak
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!
The Last Citadel is set in the far future of Earth (I'm assuming it's Earth!) when the planet is covered in water and the citadel of the title contains the last vestiges of... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Robosquid
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Science Fiction / Fantasy
One of the difficult things with these types of books is to make the world the author has invented seem real, with the right balance of detail, so everything is not over described... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Bob
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Bought the book on the strenght of one the authors other books 'Roman'.
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