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The Spinner's Web

The Spinner's Web

by Isu Yin, Fae Yang

Narrated by Wendy Wolfson

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Isu Yin

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Who is responsible for spinning this web of lies beneath the surface of all we see? Are the ancient immortals responsible, or is it the new breed of mortal beings that, as their population grows, threatens the very existence of the immortals?

Know this: everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen again.

  • WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • WINNER: Feathered Quill Book Awards 2021: A) Gold Medal - Sci/Fi & Fantasy; B) Bronze Medal - Adult Fiction; C) Finalist - Debut Author

As the war between the Rebellion and the Royal Council heats up, a deadly plague strikes the Empire. Amidst the crisis, a young royal, Cruentus Fate, is sold to a brothel in a play for power. As Fate comes of age, she must decide whether to join the Rebellion, ever under threat, or the Council, with its influence and power.

Fate works to learn the truth of her existence, and the mysterious way in which she and her brother became part of the royal family. Her discoveries open her eyes to another realm, and lead her to the truth about the web of lies that holds her captive.

¿...among the best written, most imaginative, and intricately plotted fantasy stories I've had the pleasure to read since The Lord of the Rings. ...a character driven story, supported by a covert revolution, ingenious metaphysical attributes and events, and an imaginary world complete with a new language, concepts of universal laws, and a wonderfully orchestrated villain.¿ ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in ¿Grims' Truth,¿ a truly epic series that will sweep you into a whole new universe. [DRM-Free]

¿A somewhat perplexing but engaging start to what's sure to be an epic fantasy saga.¿ ~ Kirkus Reviews


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A princess explores her mysterious past in this debut fantasy.

Princess Cruentus Fate of Macellarius is a mere 7 years old when her father sells her to a brothel. But her twin, Prince Abyssus, has a theory that the king isn’t even their father; indeed, Fate remembers only the last two years of her life. Fortunately, the brothel’s madam and the other girls are kind, and Fate joins them in the Rebellion against the Council, which governs the empire of Mu. As the brothel won’t auction off Fate until she’s 16, she tries winning the affections of Prince Caeles Hero of Nitor so he’ll bid on her. But a potential marriage to Hero comes with its own set of problems. Since he’s “Tainted,” he reputedly spreads miasma (spiritual blood) that negatively affects others. Meanwhile, Fate gradually learns about her past, mostly through Abyssus’ journal. Though they’re supposedly both Ancients with elemental capabilities, Abyssus suspects they may be something else entirely. But even more answers may lie in Fate’s bizarre, lucid dreams in which interactions with gods and folklore characters seemingly are connected to her lost memories. Yin and Yang fill their series opener with cryptic passages and events, such as someone Fate has just met saying, “You and your brother have always been dear to me.” This book doesn’t answer all of the questions, though the ending wonderfully sets the stage for the authors’ planned 60-volume series. Still, there’s laudable character development in this installment. Fate feels a genuine fondness for Abyssus and Hero and discovers a rival for the latter’s affections. Menaces also crop up throughout (for example, a “gargantuan” and intimidating royal guard) along with instances of violence. The authors’ lucid prose frequently evokes the senses, particularly during Fate’s surreal dreams: “The sound of breathing echoed and trailed, then silence returned….Above her, stars twinkled, and beneath her feet, a dark swirling vortex spun as it reached down into endless black.”

A somewhat perplexing but engaging start to what’s sure to be an epic fantasy saga. (dedication, map, acknowledgements, author bios)

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BN ID: 2940177486062
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/16/2021
Series: Grims' Truth , #1
Edition description: Unabridged

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