Release date - 20th April 2017
Book length - 320 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Skullsworn
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For one apprentice assassin, the clock is ticking . . .
Pyrre Lakatur doesn’t like the description skullsworn. It doesn’t capture the beauty of her devotion to Ananshael, God of Death. And she’s not an assassin, but a priestess. Or she will be, if she can pass her final trial. The problem isn’t killing, as Pyrre has spent her life training for this. The problem is love. To pass the trial, she will have fourteen days to kill seven people detailed in an ancient song, including one true love, ‘who will not come again’. However, Pyrre has never been in love, time is short, and if she fails she’ll be given to her god.
Pyrre’s not afraid to die, but she hates to fail. So a month before the trial begins, she returns to the violent city of her birth, where she once offered an abusive father to the god. Here Pyrre hopes to find love – and end it with the edge of her knife.
Having never read anything by Brian Staveley before, I was a little unsure how I would fare with SKULLSWORN as it is a prequel of sorts to his already successful, The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series. But I worried needlessly as I was instantly sucked into this captivating, brutal, fantasy world. In this standalone tale, we follow the journey of Pyrre Lakatur as she prepares for her final trial before becoming a Priestess of Ananshael - and what a journey it is. With wonderfully detailed settings, rich and evocative language, I became completely engrossed in this harsh world where one must sacrifice everything to achieve their goals. With blood, death, and love twisted together, this perfectly paced novel really stands out in the fantasy genre, and I cannot wait to read the remainder of the series. SKULLSWORN by Brian Staveley is a must for fantasy fiction fans worldwide.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5
Brian Staveley is the author of the award-winning fantasy trilogy, The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, he began writing fiction. His first book, The Emperor’s Blades, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, the Reddit Stabby for best debut, and scored semi-finalist spots in the Goodreads Choice Awards in two categories: epic fantasy and debut. The entire trilogy, which includes The Providence of Fire and the The Last Mortal Bond has been translated into over ten languages worldwide.
Brian lives on a steep dirt road in the mountains of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring, not necessarily in that order. For more information:
Website - brianstaveley.com/index/
Twitter - twitter.com/BrianStaveley
Facebook - www.facebook.com/bstaveley/
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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