The Song of All
The Legacy of the Heavens, Book One
Tina LeCount Myers
- 452 Pages
- February 20, 2018
- ISBN: 9781597809429
- Series: The Legacy of the Heavens
- Imprint: Night Shade Books
- Trim Size: 6.000in x 9.000in
A former warrior caught between gods and priests must fight for the survival of his family in this dark epic fantasy debut, set in a harsh arctic world inspired by Scandinavian indigenous cultures.
On the forbidding fringes of the tundra, where years are marked by seasons of snow, humans war with immortals in the name of their shared gods. Irjan, a human warrior, is ruthless and lethal, a legend among the Brethren of Hunters. But even legends grow tired and disillusioned.
Scarred and weary of bloodshed, Irjan turns his back on his oath and his calling to hide away and live a peaceful life as a farmer, husband, and father. But his past is not so easily left behind. When an ambitious village priest conspires with the vengeful comrades Irjan has forsaken, the fragile peace in the Northlands of Davvieana is at stake.
His bloody past revealed, Irjan’s present unravels as he faces an ultimatum: return to hunt the immortals or lose his child. But with his son’s life hanging in the balance, as Irjan follows the tracks through the dark and desolate snow-covered forests, it is not death he searches for, but life.
“[Readers will be] rewarded by a story of a man who overcomes terrible losses and acquires a rare nobility of character.”—Library Journal
“A beautifully realized world, both familiar and strange, with charismatic characters and a rich tapestry of history. . . a vivid and engrossing debut.”—Anna Stephens, author of Godblind
“Fantasy served cold and raw.” —Deborah A. Wolf, author of The Dragon’s Legacy
“Intense and as sharp as an icicle, Myers delivers a bloody tale about the choices between family and honor, and what happens to those caught between. The Song of All is an epic fantasy well worth your time.”—Teresa Frohock, author of Miserere: An Autumn Tale
“A compulsively readable tale, steeped in mythology, suffused with magic, and beautifully realized. Highly recommended.” —David B. Coe, author of The LonTobyn Chronicle series