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Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1 by [Justin Call]
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Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1 Kindle Edition

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"Master of Sorrows is one of the best books I have read this year and a perfect example of grimdark fantasy. It isn't overly mired in negativity or cruelness. The rawer parts of grimdark and epic fantasy are there, but this story is tinged with hope in the best possible way. It is riveting, exciting, and one that is going to stick with me for a while."

-- "Grimdark Magazine"

"Master of Sorrows is one of the most outstanding beginnings to a fantasy series I have ever read and I almost read this in one sitting. Justin Call's eye for fantasy is so pure and captivating that I was lost in these pages from the gut-wrenchingly emotional prologue ... to the liquid rage finale that left my jaw firmly on the floor."

-- "Always Trust in Books"

"A classic coming-of-age tale meets a hero-to-be adventure with spiraling depth...Call writes a world of deep and profound mythology."

-- "Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing"

"A fast-paced and intricate coming-of-age story that shows that villains aren't born but forged."

-- "Nick Martell, author of The Kingdom of Liars"

"A modern take on the classic coming-of-age fantasies that embraces its roots amongst the likes of Eddings, Sanderson, Canavan, and Weeks, and dares to reach for the stars and carve out its own destiny."

-- "The Fantasy Hive"

"A remarkable debut which I simply cannot put down...Master of Sorrows is a brilliant and riveting tale of having the courage to find and choose one's path, and it left me wanting more. I recommend this book for lovers of classic epic fantasy looking for a modern voice."

-- "Novel Notions"

"An astonishing first step along a dark descent that readers will want to see to the end."

-- "Christopher Ruocchio, author of Empire of Silence"

"Artifacts, ancient secrets, and an aching desire to prove himself force neophyte Annev de Breth to contend with magical forces in Master of Sorrows, the first book in The Silent Gods series from Justin Travis Call...Master of Sorrows is a rousing and imaginative high fantasy novel--a promising beginning to a new series."

-- "Foreword Reviews"

"Call's debut, which kicks off the Silent Gods series, takes its time coming to a boil, but by the final act there is plenty of action and conflict. Readers of Mark Lawrence's Book of the Ancestor trilogy or Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicle will appreciate the depiction of a young conflicted hero coming of age in a fantastic school."

-- "Library Journal"

"Game designer Call inverts fantasy tropes...A late-stage reveal and violent climax nicely set up book two."

-- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Justin Travis Call is a graduate of Harvard University and the author of Master of Sorrows, Book 1 of the Silent Gods series. In addition to being a novice screenwriter and voice actor, Justin is also the CEO of Broomstick Monkey Games and codesigner of Imperial Harvest and Royal Strawberries. When he isn't reading or writing books, Justin likes boxing, designing tabletop games, and playing League of Legends. He currently lives in Park City, Utah, with his wife, his two sons, his Great Dane (Pippa) and his Saint Bernard-mastiff (Herbie).

Peter Kenny, an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a talented and experienced actor, voice-over artist, singer, musician, and designer, with over twenty-five years of experience working in theater, film, television, and audio. He has achieved great critical acclaim for multicharacter recordings of audiobooks by authors such as Iain Banks, Christopher Priest, and Edmund St Aubyn.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07B4F4243
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gollancz (21 February 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2410 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 514 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic debut in a promising series.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2019
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2.0 out of 5 stars Same 'ol. Same' ol
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing dark fantasy that has you guessing the whole time! Loved it!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Fantasy Feel With A Modern Fantasy Twist
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 August 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars AN excellent debut
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