The Lion

The Lion

by Lee Burton
The Lion

The Lion

by Lee Burton



Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Related collections and offers

LEND ME® See Details


Young Jad the shepherd boy, in his first true act of magic, inadvertently initiates the collapse of an empire.


In the beginning, when the world is new, Jad the young shepherd stumbles upon his god, and his god is an idiot.

But before Jad can tell anyone, he and his friend, Tez, stumble across a soldier from a faraway land in the river, bleeding from a sword strike. He tells the boys that soldiers are coming to take their village, and kill anyone who resists.


Jad's father says they'll fight. Their god will protect them. The soldier says many gods have been fed to the expanding empire's terrible god eater, including his own. If only, he says, the village had a Speaker of magic—who Jad's father would deem a terrible heretic—only then might they be able to save their village.


And the soldier is looking directly to Jad.



Product Details

BN ID: 2940179449430
Publisher: Lee Burton
Publication date: 01/30/2024
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 579,299
File size: 411 KB

About the Author

In 2011, Lee Burton won the Percy Janes First Novel Award in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition, and in 2017 was a finalist in The Writers of the Future contest. In 2023, he'll be publishing the first of his Speaker Series stories.

Lee Burton lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, where for the past ten years he has worked as a freelance editor with Ocean's Edge Editing, collaborating with numerous bestselling authors from across all genres of fiction. Though his stories are diverse, they all revel in the music of words, and celebrate imagination.

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews