Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1 - The Silent Gods (Paperback)
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Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1 - The Silent Gods (Paperback)

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You have heard the story before - of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.

But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?

What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world . . . or destroy it?

Among the Academy's warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed, and then unknowingly raised by his parents' killers.

Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage, and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy's masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy or betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.

Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger, and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is . . . and the darker truth of what he may become . . .

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473222885
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 409 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 44 mm


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A remarkable debut which I simply cannot put down... Master of Sorrows is a brilliant and riveting tale of having the courage to find and choose one's path, and it left me wanting more. I recommend this book for lovers of classic epic fantasy looking for a modern voice. * NOVEL NOTIONS *

A wonderful mix of the old and the new, and the ending had me begging for just one... more... chapter. I'm very impressed with Justin Call's debut, and I'm looking forward to seeing where this series goes.
If you're a fan of coming-of-age stories, magic schools, and the idea of what's right and what's wrong, then Master of Sorrows is the book for you.

* THE FANTASY INN *
Move over Sanderson, there's a new master story-teller in town * Mike Shackle, author of WE ARE THE DEAD *
Call is a modern high fantasy master, our very own Master of Epic Tales. [...] I believe he's the best modern high fantasy writer of our time * Your Friendly Neighborhood Inkslinger *
A fast-paced, action-packed epic fantasy to sink your teeth into * Kirkus *

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“An enjoyable debut and introduction to a new dark fantasy series”

*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

Trigger warnings for ableism and violence.

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Inkslinger

“Interesting and engaging.. with deep backstory.. character and world building..”

It has been a long time since I have been moved by a somewhat dense fantasy novel.. but Justin Call managed exactly that. In fact, its density slowed my reading pace, but I was never bored. I was engrossed in every... More

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“Son of Seven Fathers. Child of None. Master of Sorrows. The Incarnate One...”

I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this novel.

Call has assembled all the makings of a gripping fantasy world in this great debut. The lore of the land and magic systems are kept simple and easily... More

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