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Book Title: The Godless|
The author of the book: Ben Peek
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 522 KB
Edition: Thomas Dunne Books
Date of issue: August 19th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781250050021
Read full description of the books The Godless:The first in a crackling, unputdownable new epic fantasy series, introducing a fascinating, original new world and an incredible heroine.
The Gods are dying. Fifteen thousand years after the end of their war, their bodies can still be found across the world. They kneel in forests, lie beneath mountains, and rest at the bottom of the world's ocean. For thousands of years, men and women have awoken with strange powers that are derived from their bodies.
The city Mireea is built against a huge stone wall that stretches across a vast mountain range, following the massive fallen body of the god, Ger. Ayae, a young cartographer’s apprentice, is attacked and discovers she cannot be harmed by fire. Her new power makes her a target for an army that is marching on Mireea. With the help of Zaifyr, a strange man adorned with charms, she is taught the awful history of ‘cursed’ men and women, coming to grips with her new powers and the enemies they make. Meanwhile, the saboteur Bueralan infiltrates the army that is approaching her home to learn its terrible secret.
Split between the three points of view, The Godless' narrative reaches its conclusion during an epic siege, where Ayae, Zaifyr and Bueralan are forced not just into conflict with those invading, but with those inside the city who wish to do them harm.
The first installment of an exciting new epic fantasy series, The Godless is a fast-paced page turner set in an enthralling new world, perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks.
Read information about the authorBen Peek is the critically acclaimed Sydney based author of the Godless, Leviathan's Blood, Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, Black Sheep, and the collection Dead Americans and Other Stories.
In 2017, his novel The Eternal Kingdom, the third book in the Children Trilogy, will be released.
He holds a doctorate in literature and splits his time between teaching and writing.
His first novel, Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, had Rave Magazine say, “Ben Peek [has] joined the ranks of writers to realise dressing up their memoirs as a novel is less interesting that writing an actual autobiography with Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth....” Originally published by Wheatland Press, the series of alphabetical entries lists author hoaxes whilst also is an actual autobiography. His second novel, Black Sheep, was reviewed by Paul DiFillipo who said Ben Peek “crafts a quietly horrifying world displaced from ours by a century of time and an implosion of globalist attitudes.”
Peek is the creator of the Urban Sprawl Project, a psychogeography pamphlet for which he wrote and took photographs. It was given out free in the suburbs of Sydney. With artist Anna Brown, he created the autobiographical comic, Nowhere Near Savannah, which was run in weekly instalments on his blog. In addition to this, he also conducted the first Australian Science Fiction Author and Artist Snapshot, interviewing over forty writers, artists and editors in the space of two weeks. He has since written reviews and articles for Strange Horizons, Overland, and various street presses.
Peek's first piece of short fiction was published in 1996. He has since had published over thirty stories, novelettes and novellas. These have been published in anthologies such as Forever Shores, edited by Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch; Leviathan Four: Cities, edited by Forrest Aquirre; Paper Cities, edited by Ekaterina Sedia; and the Agog! series, edited by Cat Sparks. His stories have also appeared in a range of diverse magazines, including Fantasy Magazine, Overland, Phantom and Aurealis. Peek’s work has also being reprinted in various editions of Year's Best volumes and nominated for a number of awards.
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