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The Shadow of What Was Lost: Book One of the Licanius Trilogy by [James Islington]
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-Ingeniously plotted...Islington's natural storytelling ability provides incessant plot twists and maintains a relentless pace...A promising page-turner from a poised newcomer.---Kirkus on The Shadow of What as Lost

-Islington has built a world with all the right genre elements: complex magic, terrifying threats out of legend, political intrigue, and a large cast of characters whose motivations are seldom clear. Fans of doorstop epic fantasy will not be disappointed.---Publishers Weekly on The Shadow of What Was Lost

-Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series.---B&N SF & Fantasy Blog on The Shadow of What Was Lost

-Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire.---Guardian on The Shadow of What Was Lost

The plot twists are unexpected, the world building is fascinating, and the fledgling love story is a charmer.... This sweeping and compelling epic is ripe for a sequel.--Booklist on The Shadow of What Was Lost

-Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong world building.---Fantasy Faction on The Shadow of What Was Lost

-Action aplenty and an ample spattering of violence...this is a whole new world with a fresh fantasy streak.---SciFiNow on The Shadow of What Was Lost

-A relentless juggernaut of a book . . . Astoundingly intricate worldbuilding.---The Daily Mail on The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Ingeniously plotted...Islington's natural storytelling ability provides incessant plot twists and maintains a relentless pace...A promising page-turner from a poised newcomer."--Kirkus on The Shadow of What as Lost

"Islington has built a world with all the right genre elements: complex magic, terrifying threats out of legend, political intrigue, and a large cast of characters whose motivations are seldom clear. Fans of doorstop epic fantasy will not be disappointed."--Publishers Weekly on The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series."--B&N SF & Fantasy Blog on The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire."--Guardian on The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong world building."--Fantasy Faction on The Shadow of What Was Lost

"Action aplenty and an ample spattering of violence...this is a whole new world with a fresh fantasy streak."--SciFiNow on The Shadow of What Was Lost

"A relentless juggernaut of a book . . . Astoundingly intricate worldbuilding."--The Daily Mail on The Shadow of What Was Lost --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

James Islington was born and raised in southern Victoria, Australia. An avid fantasy reader for many years, it was only when he read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series that he was finally inspired to write something of his own. He now lives with his wife and daughter on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01CDA1WE2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit (19 July 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2662 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 604 pages
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