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Lightbreaker: Codex of Souls
     

Lightbreaker: Codex of Souls

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by Mark Teppo
 

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Markham has returned to Seattle, searching for Katarina, the girl who, a decade ago, touched his soul, literally tearing it from his body. But what he discovers upon arriving is dark magick — of a most ancient and destructive kind! An encounter with a desperate spirit, leaping destructively from host to host, sets Markham on the trail of secretive cabal of

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Markham has returned to Seattle, searching for Katarina, the girl who, a decade ago, touched his soul, literally tearing it from his body. But what he discovers upon arriving is dark magick — of a most ancient and destructive kind! An encounter with a desperate spirit, leaping destructively from host to host, sets Markham on the trail of secretive cabal of magicians seeking to punch a hole through heaven, extinguishing forever the divine spark. Armed with the Chorus, a phantasmal chain of human souls he wields as a weapon of will, Markham must engage in a magickal battle with earth-shattering stakes! Markum must delve deep into his past, calling on every aspect of his occult training for there to be any hope of a future. But delve he must, for Markham is a veneficus, a spirit thief, the Lightbreaker...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Grim and refined, Teppo’s aggressive near-noir is rich and strange—heavily and deftly textured. It’s got a punch that’ll leave you rattled, intrigued, and tasting blood.”
—Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and Maplecroft

“The best book about magic that I have read since Peter Straub’s Shadowland...Complex, dark, and one hell of a ride.”
Famous Monsters of Filmland

“With Lightbreaker, Mark Teppo has built something out of shadow and starlight that grabs the reader and simply won't let go. The story is dark and dense and beautifully written. It is also eerie and morally complex and yet ultimately hopeful. Perhaps more to the point, it's simply a damn good read and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what Teppo does next.”
—Kelly McCullough, author of WebMage and Broken Blade

“...awash in unpredictable emotions.”
The Green Man Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597802659
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Codex of Souls
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
404 KB

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Meet the Author

Mark Teppo worships books. Fascinated with crop circles, alchemical techniques, and grimoires, he channels this enthusiasm into writing urban fantasy, magic realism, and experimental narratives.

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Lightbreaker 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Falkor552 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I was looking for a new fantasy author to try out. The book started out interesting enough and seemed to have an original magic system. As the book progressed I began to lose interest. I was unable to develop a strong understanding of the author's magic system. I found the sex scene to be a little over the top. I also was not a big fan of the way religion was brought into play late in the book. It felt forced and "preachy".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small clearing surrounded by brambled walls
Dulac0 More than 1 year ago
I liked it. The main character is very flawed and has hidden the truth about his past and his actions. The first and second book involve how he comes to grips with his past, recognizes his flaws and is still able make decisions and act. I am eagerly awaiting the third book. In fact, I was searching to see if it have been released, yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story started off well then-----got lost. A great concept and it could have been a really good story but it got lost in the middle. Too many dreams and prophecies that didn'come together and just seemed to flail around to get enough pages to be a novel. Maybe the sequel wil be better????
Lumpin More than 1 year ago
But then he went a little off the tracks with his imagery/prophetic dreams. Then it got...weird. The writing and characters are well developed, it was just a little too far off for me.
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