Irenicon by Aidan Harte, the first volume of The Wave Trilogy, is published in April by Jo Fletcher Books (£18.99).
The series is set in an alternate Renaissance Italy, where the artificial river Irenicon is a constant reminder that nothing stands in the way of the Concordian. Irenicon was “created by the Wave … and runs uphill. But the Wave is both weapon and mystery; not even the Concordians know how the river became conscious – and hostile.”
Aidan Harte was born in Kilkenny and studied sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art. He currently works in Dublin.