Today’s my stop on the Blog Tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads for Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire! This was one of the finalists in the 2021 BBNYA competition, there’s some more information about BBNYA near the bottom of this post if you’re interested. Thank you to the TWR and BBNYA teams for organizing this blog tour and providing me with the materials for it, in exchange for an honest review.
Since I was unable to finish reading Shadow of a Dead God before my stop on the tour, today’s post is going to be a spotlight and first impressions post, and hopefully I’ll be able to post a full review sometime soon.
Title: Shadow of a Dead God
Author: Patrick Samphire
Publication Date: May 27, 2020
Publisher: Five Fathoms Press
Length: 462 Pages
From Goodreads: It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favour to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.
So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he’s guilty?
Mennik has no choice if he wants to get out of this: he is going to have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city’s high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it’s going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.
But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage…
I’m not very far into this book, but it is so good so far! I am loving the main character, Mennik Thorn, and I cannot wait to learn more about him. I’m enjoying the magic system so far and I want to learn more about how it works. I’m very curious about the mystery aspect of this book and I want to know who is responsible and how Mennik is going to get out of the mess he found himself in. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this book
Patrick Samphire is the author of the adult fantasy novel SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD, as well as the middle grade novels SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS. He has also published around twenty short stories and novellas.
Patrick has been writing stories since he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of avoiding having to sit through English lessons at school. He was absolutely convinced that he would be famous by the time he was eighteen, but sadly, even infamy has eluded him.
He lives in Wales, surrounded by mountains, with his wife, their sons, and their cat.
When he’s not writing, he designs websites and ebooks.
BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website http://www.bbnya.com or Twitter @bbnya_official.
The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!
If you’re interested, you can purchase a copy of Shadow of a Dead God from Amazon* here.
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