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The Godless by Ben Peek

Ben Peek's The Godless is the first in the Children Trilogy; an epic fantasy series with a gripping plot and unforgettable characters. The Gods have fallen but their powers live on . . . Fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods and their corpses now lie scattered across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. While some see these powers as a gift - most call them a curse. When Ayae - a young cartographer's apprentice in the city of Mireea - is trapped in a burning building, she is terrified as a dormant power comes to life within her. The flames destroy everything around her but she remains unscathed - fire cannot touch her. This curse makes her a target for the army marching on her home - an army determined to reclaim the body of the god Ger, who lies dying beneath the city, and harness his power for themselves. Zaifyr, a man adorned in ancient charms, also arrives in Mireea. His arrival draws the attention of two of the 'children of the gods', Fo and Bau, powerful, centuries-old beings who consider themselves immortal. All three will offer different visions for Ayae's powers - and whatever choice she makes will result in new enemies. Meanwhile, as the army approaches ever closer to Mireea, the saboteur Bueralan and Dark, his mercenary group, look to infiltrate and learn its weaknesses. Alone in a humid, dangerous land, they find themselves witness to rites so appalling they realize it would take the Gods themselves to halt the enemy's attack - and even they may not be enough. Book One in the epic Children Trilogy

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Epic in sheer size and scope * SFX * An enthralling story . . . thrills, blood, intrigue, excitement and an original world populated with compelling characters * The Book Bag * A fast-paced page turner set in an enthralling new world * Speculative Book Review * The first in a crackling, unputdownable new epic fantasy series, introducing a fascinating, original new world and an incredible heroine * Risingshadow * Epic in sheer size and scope * SFX * If you enjoy a multi-layered, complex fantasy, read these books! * Glenda Larke * An enthralling story . . . thrills, blood, intrigue, excitement and an original world populated with compelling characters * The Book Bag * A fast-paced page turner set in an enthralling new world * Speculative Book Review * The first in a crackling, unputdownable new epic fantasy series, introducing a fascinating, original new world and an incredible heroine * Risingshadow *


About the Author

Ben Peek is the critically acclaimed author of The Godless and three previous novels Black Sheep, Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, and Above/Below, co-written with Stephanie Campisi. He has also written a short story collection, Dead Americans. In addition to this, Peek is the creator of the short-lived psychogeography pamphlet,The Urban Sprawl Project. With the artist Anna Brown, he created the autobiographical comic Nowhere Near Savannah. He currently lives in Sydney with his partner, the photographer Nikilyn Nevins, and their cat, Lily.

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Publication date

12th February 2015

Author

Ben Peek

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Publisher

Tor an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Fantasy

ISBN

9781447251286

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