Seven Blades in Black

Author:   Sam Sykes
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
ISBN:  

9781473218239


Pages:   672
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Seven Blades in Black


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Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with a brilliant new epic fantasy set in the Scar, where the magical, decadent Imperium battles the upstart, technologically-savvy Revolution, SEVEN BLADES IN BLACK follows the exploits of Sal the Cacophony, the most famous and dangerous of all the rogue mages. 'Seven Blades in Black offers villains that are as memorable and unique as the heroes' 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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Author:   Sam Sykes
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
Imprint:   Gollancz
Dimensions:   Width: 15.40cm , Height: 4.40cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.840kg
ISBN:  

9781473218239


ISBN 10:   1473218233
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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There's plenty of slapstick humour despite the darkness and that familiar sense of wondrous adventure that lurks just around the corner is still here. Still, The City Stained Red somehow fells like a better and more streamlined version of its predecessors....Sykes tells just enough to make you eager for more. Well, consider the job done - I'm ready for the sequel. * Upcoming 4 Me * Sam Sykes has crafted a splendid adventure story here, and I really had times where I could not put the book down and forced myself with eyes so tired to read one more chapter, and then another. * Sleepless Musings * With playful language, distinctly drawn characters, and a cavalcade of action in service to a coherent plot, this book is a winner. I'll be reading the other books about Lenk and the gang while awaiting the next volume in the Bring Down Heaven trilogy * SF Signal * It's a big story, grand on scale and packed with themes that range from the rich/poor divide to racial intolerance and simple greed. It's also a rollicking read, a ripping yarn spent in the company of desperate, damaged, yet ultimately sympathetic individuals. Sykes's love of his characters shines through in his writing, making The City Stained Red his finest book yet. * Starburst Magazine *


Sykes is a master at taking familiar elements of fantasy and stirring them to a wicked, wholly original churn. In Sal the Cacophony, Sykes has crafted a protagonist for the ages. Ludicrous, wicked, delightful - Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising Seven Blades in Black is terrific. The tale of Sal the Cacophony is delightfully sarcastic and deeply sorrowful. If you've ever wanted to read Final Fantasy: The Book, this is it - Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD By the end of the first page, you'll know Sam is in love with his characters. By the end of the second, you'll know you are too - Myke Cole, author of THE ARMOURED SAINT A love letter to Final Fantasy and badass women, told with with an irresistible mix of passion and wit - David Daglish Gunslingers and mad mages and monsters, oh my. Sykes' latest is a brutal and vulgar epic yet still fun enough that - and I say this as the highest of compliments - makes me wish like hell it ends up with an adaptation into a role-playing game - Chuck Wendig It's a big story, grand on scale and packed with themes that range from the rich/poor divide to racial intolerance and simple greed. It's also a rollicking read, a ripping yarn spent in the company of desperate, damaged, yet ultimately sympathetic individuals. Sykes's love of his characters shines through in his writing. The Mortal Tally - Starburst Magazine Insouciant, unrepentant and irrepressible adventurers in a powder keg of a city. And that's just how the story begins. The City Stained Red Action fantasy with soul - albeit a small, dirty, funny soul. The City Stained Red


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Samuel Sykes began writing his debut novel, Tome of the Undergates (the first book in his Aeon's Gate trilogy) when he was seventeen. Since then, he has also written Black Halo, The Skybound Sea and the Bring Down Heaven trilogy that begins with The City Stained Red. He currently lives in the US, where he is working on his next novel.

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