The Shadow of What Was Lost

Book One of the Licanius Trilogy

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Publisher Description

'A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire' Guardian

AS DESTINY CALLS, A JOURNEY BEGINS


It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers.

As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden powers of the Augurs, he sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything.

To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian's wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is . . .

And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated, begins to stir.

The Licanius trilogy:
The Shadow of What Was Lost
An Echo of Things to Come
The Light of All That Falls


'Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters' Boingboing.net

'Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding' Fantasy Faction

'Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series' Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2016
19 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
704
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Lukan Kai ,

Great read! Well worth a try!

I’ve read a lot of fantasy authors...a lot, and what James has done is take something classic, then add his spin, and has made a cracking trilogy! Really love these books, they are at the top of my re read pile. Stop reading my review and go try them yourself, you won’t regret it!

Wadeywade ,

Refreshingly Good Fantasy

It’s been a long time since I read anything by a new author that I’ve enjoyed so much. Well written, imaginative and with likeable characters to whom the reader can actually relate.

Good old fashioned story-driven fantasy, not over-burdened with political or dynastic machinations. Swords, magic and adventure in a fresh new world.

Highly recommended!

Cazz108 ,

The shadow of what was lost

Fast paced, action packed, epic fantasy true to its genre, with riveting twists and engaging characters, can't wait for the next in the series.

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