- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Jacqueline Carey, author of the exquisitely erogenous Kushiel's Legacy trilogy (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, and Kushiel's Avatar) begins a distinct series with Banewreaker, an epic saga about sibling gods waging war against each other across a sundered world and the mortal races they use as pawns in a deadly game of supremacy.
The world of Urulat was created by deities known as the Seven Shapers, who formed numerous magical races of sentient beings to inhabit the realm. But after the god Satoris disobeyed an order from Haomane -- Lord-of-Thought and First Born -- concerning his irresponsible quickening of the race called Man, a great battle ensued pitting Satoris against his six brothers and sisters. The resulting Shapers' War split the world in two and, although none of the gods were destroyed, Satoris was exiled and consequently reviled by mortals as a villainous deity nicknamed Banewreaker, the Sunderer and Bringer-of-Doom.
Eons have passed but signs pointing toward an enigmatic prophecy are becoming undeniably clear. If it is fulfilled and Satoris is destroyed, the sundered world could be made whole once gain and the remaining Shapers could rule over their creations in peace. But Satoris can only be killed by Godslayer, a mystical shard that he possesses and hides away in his Darkhaven fortress.
Like Carey's Kushiel novels, Banewreaker is intense, exotic, poignant, and masterful at delving into the hidden depths of the human condition. Betrayal, treachery, vengeance, impossible quests, and epic battles -- this compelling saga will thrill fans of dark fantasy. Paul Goat Allen