Following the effective luck of her Kushiel sequence (Kushiel's Dart
, Kushiel's Chosen
, Kushiel's Avatar
), Jacqueline Carey now turns her hand to a different startling myth, an epic story of gods waging struggle of their bid to manage a whole universe and the mortals they use as chess items in a most threatening game.
Once, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord. First-born between them used to be Haomane, Lord-of-Thought and together with his brother and sister gods, the Seven drew upon of the ability of the Souma, claimed a race of beings for his or her personal and started Shaping the realm to their will.
But Haomane observed the methods of this new global and used to be displeased. For in his more youthful brother Satoris, as soon as known as the Sower, Haomane inspiration too prideful and in his reward, the quickening of the flesh too freely to the races...and to that of guy particularly. Haomane requested Satoris to withdraw his present from males yet he refused. And so started the Shapers' battle.
Eons have handed. The struggle that ensued Sundered the very international. Haomane and his siblings lay to at least one finish of an enormous ocean not able to the touch their creations, Satoris and the races of the area at the different. Satoris has been damaged and left adrift one of the peoples of the realm and is reviled, with lots of the races believing that it used to be he by myself who triggered the rift and depriving them of the balm of the Seven. He sits in Darkhaven, controlling his personal dominion--seeking no longer victory yet neither vengeance.
But nonetheless Haomane isn't really content material. via Haomane's whispers within the minds and hearts of the races of the realm come a prophecy that if Satoris have been defeated, the realm may be made entire and all could delight in the sunshine of the Souma back. And the few who remain by means of Satoris are seen because the final evil. And so the races come jointly to defeat Satoris, a being who helped engender all of them yet who's stuck in his elder brother's warp.
Strong storytelling with evocative, compelling, and unforgettable characters, Banewrecker eventually asks the query:
If all that's thought of sturdy considers you evil, are you?