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‘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

Reviews

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
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
Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire
GUARDIAN
A relentless juggernaut of a book . . . Astoundingly intricate worldbuilding
DAILY MAIL
Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters
BOINGBOING
Action aplenty and an ample spattering of violence . . . This is a whole new world with a fresh fantasy streak
SCIFINOW
Relentless pace and exciting plot . . . absorbing and impressive
CULTUREFLY
An action-packed nailbiter
BOOKBAG
Incessant plot twists and a relentless pace
KIRKUS
Definitely a series to watch out for. It has everything you wish in Epic fantasy and a lot more
THE BOOK PLANK
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
Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series
BARNES & NOBLE SF BLOG
Magic, monsters, prophecies, betrayals and revenge . . . The first novel by James Islington has it all
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