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The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was Lost

‘A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire’ Guardian

AS DESTINY CALLS, A JOURNEY BEGINS


It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them – the Gifted – are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion’s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers.

As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden powers of the Augurs, he sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything.

To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is . . .

And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated, begins to stir.

The Licanius trilogy:
The Shadow of What Was Lost
An Echo of Things to Come
The Light of All That Falls


‘Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters’ Boingboing.net

‘Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding’ Fantasy Faction

‘Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series’ Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 19th July 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356507743

Reviews

A relentless juggernaut of a book . . . Astoundingly intricate worldbuilding
DAILY MAIL
A traditional coming-of-age, saving-the-world epic fantasy in the vein of Tad Williams, Raymond E. Feist (and yes, Robert Jordan). But it also has the flavour of something new . . . You'll be left wanting more
SFX
Action aplenty and an ample spattering of violence . . . This is a whole new world with a fresh fantasy streak
SCIFINOW
Complex magic, terrifying threats out of legend, political intrigue, and a large cast of characters . . . Fans of doorstop epic fantasy will not be disappointed
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Definitely a series to watch out for. It has everything you wish in Epic fantasy and a lot more
THE BOOK PLANK
Incessant plot twists and a relentless pace
KIRKUS
Magic, monsters, prophecies, betrayals and revenge . . . The first novel by James Islington has it all
THE ELOQUENT PAGE
So exciting . . . Will appeal not only to The Wheel of Time readers, but to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding
FANTASY FACTION
Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire
GUARDIAN
Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters
BOINGBOING
Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series
BARNES & NOBLE SF BLOG
An action-packed nailbiter
BOOKBAG
Relentless pace and exciting plot . . . absorbing and impressive
CULTUREFLY