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Seven Blades in Black

Sam Sykes

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy

Energetic and original high fantasy from a fresh new voice in the genre who has won high praise from Robin Hobb.

Brand-new epic fantasy introducing an unforgettable outcast magician caught between two warring empires.

'Villains as memorable and unique as the heroes. Action, magic, romance and humor mingle well in this mammoth tale. It's an immersive read in a well realized world' Robin Hobb

Among humans, none have power like mages. And among mages, none have will like Sal the Cacophony. Once revered, now vagrant, she walks a wasteland scarred by generations of magical warfare.

The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, is where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to die and Sal went with a blade, a gun and a list of names she intended to use both on.

But vengeance is a flame swift extinguished. Betrayed by those she trusted most, her magic torn from her and awaiting execution, Sal the Cacophony has one last tale to tell before they take her head.

All she has left is her name, her story and the weapon she used to carved both.

Vengeance is its own reward.

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Praise for Seven Blades in Black

  • Fast, furious, funny & brilliantly filthy . . . the most morbidly entertaining new voice in the genre since Joe Abercrombie - The Speculative Scotsman

  • A roller-coaster ride: action packed fantasy daubed with blood and packed with monumental battle scenes that send the pulse racing. - Floor to Ceiling Books

  • Some of the most reckless protagonists I've ever shared a point-of-view with - Robin Hobb

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