Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with a brilliant new epic fantasy that introduces an unforgettable outcast mage caught between two warring empires.
Her magic was stolen. She was left for dead.
Betrayed by those she trusts most and her magic ripped from her, all Sal the Cacophony has left is her name, her story, and the weapon she used to carve both. But she has a will stronger than magic, and knows exactly where to go.
The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to die and Sal went with a blade, a gun, and a list of seven names.
Revenge will be its own reward.
For more from Sam Sykes, check out:
The Affinity for Steel TrilogyTome of the UndergatesBlack HaloThe Skybound Sea
Bring Down HeavenThe City Stained RedThe Mortal TallyGod's Last Breath
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7 Thumbs Up
Loved this book! A refreshing take on the “damaged” hero trope. And the magic system is well thought out and interesting but not overwrought. It contributed to the story and plot without *becoming* the story and plot.
Also, machines, booze, babes (all genders), blades (duh), and giant freaking war birds! What else could you want?
Only 33% done and it’s GREAT
I’m only 33% finished but the Author told me on Twitter to write a review. So far it’s great! Super fun fantasy novel for people who have never read a fantasy novel before!
Just not a good book, the main character is a wise cracking, gun toting mage, but the jokes are rarely funny and most of the book feels like fluff, like the action scenes which are extremely lengthy because, the author felt the characters needed to argue back and forth while fighting. Simply put this is a horrific book with a multitude of cheesy character names such as Sal the Cacophony.